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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - OLD TIMER

Displacement 3218 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 376' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 2" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.5 Knots, Range 3300 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME May 24 1943.
Launched October 10 1943 and commissioned December 30 1943.
Decommissioned January 22 1947, recommissioned April 11 1949.
Decommissioned and Stricken October 1 1968.
Fate Sunk as target off Virginia October 8 1969.

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Barton 92kBorn in Philadelphia 7 April 1853, John Kennedy Barton graduated from the Academy in 1873. He served as Engineer-in-Chief and Chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering with the rank of Rear Admiral. He retired 23 December 1908. Rear Admiral Barton died in Philadelphia 23 December 1921. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.Bill Gonyo
Barton 154kArtist's conception of the Barton as built in a cutaway view by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Barton 31kUndated, location unknown.-
Barton 36kUndated, location unknown note Christmas tree. NH 68521.Ron Reeves
Barton 98kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET
Barton 167kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET
Barton 79kUndated photo that was sold in the Ship's Store in the mid 1960's.Russ Moody
Barton 124kUSS Barton (DD 722) is entering San Francisco Bay with Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Barton 205kDecember 29 1943 off Damarscori Island enroute to Rockland, MEEd Zajkowski
Barton 77kWestern Mediteranean August 1950.Marc Piché
Barton 144kOperating in the Sea of Japan, off Korea, during replenishment operations with USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) and USS Iowa (BB 61). Photo is dated 1 July 1952.Joe Radigan
Barton 49kUSS Barton hit a mine hit on 16 September, 1952. These photos appeared in a recent edition of the USS Bryce Canyon Newsletter.Jim Deters
Barton 102kNorfolk, VA 1955.Marc Piché
Barton 190kIn Genoa, Italy August 4 1957.Carlo Martinelli
Barton 170kIn Genoa, Italy August 4 1957.Carlo Martinelli
Barton 108kBarton going into the Great Lakes Locks in Jul/Aug of 1965James P. Michels
Barton 100kDestroyer Squadron 30 in Montreal July 1965.Marc Piché
Barton 28kUSS BARTON (DD-722), USS HANK (DD-702) and USS PURDY (DD-734) in Cleveland, Ohio August 1965.Mike Smolinski
Barton 71kKey West Florida, December 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Barton 53kKey West Florida, December 1966© Richard Leonhardt
Barton 117kFall of 1967 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.Rick Lawrence
Barton 59kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Barton 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich


Ship's mechanical pencil.Tommy Trampp
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Joseph William Callahan    Dec 30 1943 - Oct 11 1944 (Later RADM)
CDR Edwin Boardman Dexter    Oct 11 1944 - May 19 1945 (Later RADM)
CDR Harrison Perry McIntire    May 19 1945 - Jan 22 1947
(Decommissioned Jan 22 1947 - Apr 11 1949)
CDR Charles Wesley Rush Jr.    Apr 11 1949 - Aug 18 1951
CDR Floyd Thomas Thompson    Aug 18 1951 - Jul 30 1952
CDR Harvey Bryant Seim    Jul 30 1952 - Dec 28 1953
CDR Wynne Allan Stevens Jr.    Dec 28 1953 - Apr 10 1955
CDR Frederic Hall White Jr.    Apr 10 1955 - Jun 15 1956
CDR Raymond Edward Peet    Jun 15 1956 - Sep 17 1957 (Later VADM)
LCDR Lloyd Julian Kiernan    Sep 17 1957 - Oct 17 1957
CDR William Blount Rodman IV    Oct 17 1957 - Apr 1959
CDR John Ernest Downin    Apr 1959 - Aug 1961
CDR Leo George Dewey Wiemer Jr.    Aug 1961 - Oct 1963
CDR William Clark Rae Jr.    Oct 1963 - Apr 1965
CDR Maurice Oscar Muncie    Apr 1965 - Jul 8 1966
CDR Lawrence Eugene (Larry) Traynor    Jul 8 1966 - Oct 1 1968

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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