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USS BARNEY (DD-149 / AG-113)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIQT

Displacement 1,154 Tons, Dimensions, 314' 5" (oa) x 31' 8" x 9' 10" (Max)
Armament 4 x 4"/50, 2 x 1pdr AA (1 x 3"/23AA In Some Ships), 12 x 21" tt..
Machinery, 26,000 SHP; Parsons Design Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 103.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Cramp, Philadelphia on March 26 1918.
Launched September 5 1918 and commissioned March 14 1919.
Decommissioned June 30 1922.
Recommissioned May 1 1930.
Decommissioned November 1936.
Recommissioned October 4 1939 and assigned to Neutrality Patrol.
Reclassified AG-113 June 30 1945.
Decommissioned November 30 1945.
Stricken December 19 1945.
Fate Sold October 31 1946 and broken up for scrap.

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Barney 67kJoshua Barney was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 6 July 1759, and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1 December 1818, having served with distinction in the Navy during both the Revolution and the War of 1812. In February 1776, as master’s mate of Hornet, he took part in Commodore Hopkins’s descent upon New Providence. Later he served on Wasp and was made a lieutenant for gallantry in the action between that vessel and the British brig Tender. While serving on Andrea Doria he took a prominent part in the defense of the Delaware. Lieutenant Barney was taken prisoner several times and several times exchanged. In 1779 he was again taken prisoner and was imprisoned in Hill Prison in England until his escape in 1781. In 1782 he was put in command of the Pennsylvania ship, Hyder Ally, in which he captured the British ship, General Monk, a vessel of far heavier guns than his own. He was given command of this prize and sailed for France with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin, returning with the information that peace had been declared. After the Revolution he entered the French Navy, where he was made commander of a squadron. After a successful stint as the captain of the privateer Rossie early in the War of 1812, Barney devised a plan to defend the Chesapeake Bay that the Navy Department accepted. As a captain in the US Navy, he assembled, outfitted, and manned a flotilla of barges that served to delay but not deter the British forces from attacking Washington. After scuttling his vessels to prevent their capture, Barney and his flotillamen made a valiant but doomed attempt to repulse the British at Bladensburg, Maryland, on 24 August 1814. For his gallant conduct in the defense of the capital, he received a sword from the city of Philadelphia and the thanks of the legislature of Georgia. The wounds received in the battle of Bladensburg may have contributed to his death in Pittsburgh in 1818, which occurred while on his way to Kentucky where he planned to retire. His body is buried in Pittsburg's Allegheny Cemetery. Digital ID: cph 3a04337, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.Bill Gonyo
As DD-149
Barney 88kUndated, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Barney is moored alongside the Yard Floating Drydock YFD-34. From the collection of Milton Waters.Valerie Craft
Barney 53kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Barney 58kUndated, location unknown. Naval Memorial photo.Paul Rebold
Barney 93kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Barney 91kUndated, location unknown. USS Barney (DD-149) in the foreground and USS Hopkins (DD-249) in the left background.Paul Rebold
Barney 70kUndated, location unknown.Paul Rebold
Barney 140kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Barney 126kUndated, location unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Barney 120kUSS Blakeley (DD-150) fitting out at the Cramp Shipyard, Philadelphia, on 1 October 1918. Other destroyers present are: USS Barney (DD 149), USS Roper (DD-147), and USS Breckinridge (DD-148). Note boilers on the dock, awaiting installation in the new ships. Source: United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-15765 Mike Green
Barney 121kAt anchor, probably in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1919-1920. Naval Historical Center photo.Paul Rebold/Robert Hurst
Barney 57kCirca early 1930's.Marc Piché
Barney 301kBalboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone. Aerial photograph taken 23 April 1934, with U.S. Fleet cruisers and destroyers moored together. Ships present include (left to right in lower left): USS Elliot (DD-146); USS Roper (DD-147); USS Hale (DD-133); USS Dorsey (DD-117); USS Lea (DD-118); USS Rathburne (DD-113); USS Talbot (DD-114); USS Waters (DD-115); USS Dent (DD-116); USS Aaron Ward (DD-132); USS Buchanan (DD-131); USS Crowninshield (DD-134); USS Preble (DD-345); and USS William B. Preston (DD-344). (left to right in center): USS Yarnall (DD-143); USS Sands (DD-243); USS Lawrence (DD-250); (unidentified destroyer); USS Detroit (CL-8), Flagship, Destroyers Battle Force; USS Fox (DD-234); USS Greer (DD-145); USS Barney (DD-149); USS Tarbell (DD-142); and USS Chicago (CA-29), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. (left to right across the top): USS Southard (DD-207); USS Chandler (DD-206); USS Farenholt (DD-332); USS Perry (DD-340); USS Wasmuth (DD-338); USS Trever (DD-339); USS Melville (AD-2); USS Truxtun (DD-229); USS McCormick (DD-223); USS MacLeish (DD-220); USS Simpson (DD-221); USS Hovey (DD-208); USS Long (DD-209); USS Litchfield (DD-336); USS Tracy (DD-214); USS Dahlgren (DD-187); USS Medusa (AR-1); USS Raleigh (CL-7), Flagship, Destroyers Scouting Force; USS Pruitt (DD-347); and USS J. Fred Talbott (DD-156); USS Dallas (DD-199); (four unidentified destroyers); and USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.Fabio Peña
Barney 70kUSS Barney (DD-149) taken on 20 August 1942 in Charleston. She is painted a most unusual modified Measure 12 camouflage scheme. It is worth comparing it to that of HMS Leeds (ex-USS Conner, DD-72), (USN Courtesy of Floating Drydock). Photo from Naval Camouflage 1914-1945, by David Williams.Robert Hurst
Barney   Barney   Barney
Charleston, SC on August 20 1942.
Mike Mohl
Barney   Barney   Barney
Barney   Barney
Charleston, SC on November 28 1943.
Mike Mohl
Barney 71kFinal configuration as seen in March, 1945.-
Barney 130kAs above at a slightly different angle.Paul Rebold
Barney 101kSame period as above. Photo courtesy of David Schroeder by way of Don at Subpride.Paul Rebold
As AG-113
Barney 153kUndated, location unknown. Naval Memorial photo.Paul Rebold

USS BARNEY DD-149 / AG-113 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

LCDR James Lawrence Kauffman    Mar 14 1919 - Jan 18 1921 (Later VADM)
LCDR Howard Adams Flanigan    Jan 18 1921 - Jan 15 1922
LCDR John Barclay Rhodes    Jan 15 1922 - Jun 30 1922                              
(Decommissioned June 30 1922 - May 1 1930)
LCDR Horatio Jose Pierce    May 1 1930 - May 7 1931 
CDR Eddie James Estess    May 7 1931 - Jul 23 1932
LCDR Hugh Letcher White    Jul 23 1932 - Jan 8 1934
LCDR Charles Alton Macgowan    Jan 8 1934 - Apr 21 1935       
LCDR Rex LeGrande Hicks    Apr 21 1935 - Nov 1936
(Decommissioned November 1936 - October 4 1939)
LCDR John Harvey Long    Oct 4 1939 - May 16 1941
LCDR Thomas Francis Conley Jr.    May 15 1941 - Dec 1 1942
LCDR Lester Orin Wood    Dec 1 1942 - Aug 10 1943 (Later RADM)
LCDR Herbert Douglas Sprenger    Aug 10 1943 - May 24 1944
LCDR Elmer Robert Mecleary    May 24 1944 - Apr 25 1945
LT Walter Albert Schaefer    Apr 25 1945 - Nov 13 1945
LT Norman L. Abell    Nov 13 1945 - Nov 30 1945 

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: John H Miller
Address: 77 Roebling Pl., East Northport, NY 11731-3636
Phone: (631) 368-0254

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