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USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE-353)

Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N - J - T - J
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row: China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row: World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal - Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Class: John C. Butler
Type: WGT (geared-turbine drive, 5" guns)
Displacement: 1350 tons (light), 1745 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 11' 0" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 2 "D" Express boilers, 2 geared turbine engines, 12,000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 24 kts
Range: 6,000 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 2 - 5"/38 cal. DP guns (2x1), 4 - 40mm AA (2x2), 10 - 20mm AA, 3 - 21" TT, 1 Mk10 Hedgehog, 8 Mk6 Depth Charge Projectors, 2 Mk9 Depth Charge Stern Racks
Complement: 14 / 201
Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) Building and Operational Data:
  • 11 January 1944: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
  • 04 March 1944: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. D. C. Barnes, widow of Ensign Barnes
  • 13 July 1944: Commissioned ay City Dock, Orange, Tex., Lcdr. J. P. Ingle, USNR, in command
  • 15 January 1947: Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. after 2 years and 6 months of service
  • 01 December 1972: Struck from the NVR
  • 12 September 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    D.C. Barnes 18k Doyle Clayton Barnes was born 05 April 1912 in Oeniville, Tex. He enlisted in the Navy 20 October 1933 and was designated a naval aviator 21 March 1942. Ensign Barnes received the Navy Cross for his heroism during the Battle of Midway 04 June 1942, when he intercepted a flight of Japanese aircraft and downed two torpedo planes. Ensign Barnes was reported missing in action 24 August 1942, when his squadron, based on Enterprise (CV 6) engaged the enemy in the Battle of the eastern Solomons.

    USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) (1944-1947) was the first ship to be named in his honor.

    (Photo of Doyle Clayton Barnes when he was assigned to the USS Langley, prior to his promotion to Ensign.
    Holly Harlan

    grand-daughter of
    Doyle C. "Tom" Barnes

    (via Tom Kermen)
    D.C. Barnes 52k 04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Launch and Christening of USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353). Mrs. Doyle C. Barnes and a Navy official working at Consolidated Steel Corporation are shown on the launch platform.
    D.C. Barnes 50k 04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Marjorie Barnes, widow of Ensign Doyle C. Barnes, prepares to christen Doyle C. Barnes.
    D.C. Barnes 58k 04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Marjorie Barnes, Ensign Barnes' widow, breaks the champagne bottle on the bow and christens Doyle C. Barnes.
    D.C. Barnes 56k 04 March 1944: Orange, Tex. - Doyle C. Barnes touches water for the first time.
    D.C. Barnes 178k 13 July 1944: Orange, Tex. - Officers of Doyle C. Barnes on commissioning day.
    D.C. Barnes 205k 13 July 1944: Orange, Tex. - Officers and crew of Doyle C. Barnes on commissioning day.
    D.C. Barnes 53k 13 July 1944: Orange, Tex. - Doyle C. Barnes' commissioning day portrait.
    D.C. Barnes 214k 23 September 1944: Boston Harbor - Starboard quarter view of USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) departing the Boston Navy Yard for Norfolk, Va. on a Saturday morning. She had been in the Yard since 05 September. She was due out on 16 September, but her yard availability was extended to repair a serious leak in the stern tube bearings of her starboard shaft.

    (U.S. Naval Historical Center photo #L45-78.06.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Green
    Port Angeles, Wash.
    D.C. Barnes 43k undated wartime image from the DESA archives

    Doyle C. Barnes Memorabilia
    Commissioning Day
    Deck Log
    D.C. Barnes
    Courtesy of
    Holly Harlan
    Commissioning Day
    Crew List
    D.C. Barnes
    Courtesy of
    Holly Harlan
    1st Anniversary
    POD Addendum
    D.C. Barnes
    Courtesy of
    Holly Harlan

    Doyle C. Barnes History
    View the USS Doyle C. Barnes (DE 353) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.
    View the official War History of USS Doyle C. Barnes as submitted by the ship at war's end.

    Doyle C. Barnes' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 13 Jul. 1944 - 28 Nov. 1945Lcdr. John Pierce Ingle Jr., USNR (ret. as Radm.)
    2.) 28 Nov. 1945 - 15 Jan. 1947Lcdr. Loren Hall Kiser, USN (Minneapolis, Minn.)

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