Allied Warships

USS Barber (DE 161)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 161 
Built byNorfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 Jan 1942 
Laid down27 Apr 1943 
Launched20 May 1943 
Commissioned10 Oct 1943 
End service22 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned 22 March 1946.
Stricken 27 November 1968.
Transferred to Mexico in December 1969 being renamed Chihuahua later renamed Jose Maria Morrlos Y Pavon (E-21).


Commands listed for USS Barber (DE 161)

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1Lt. Eugene Thomas Bradley Sullivan, USN10 Oct 1943Nov 1944
2D‘Arcy Virginius Shouldice, USNRNov 1944

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Notable events involving Barber include:

26 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-488 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic west of Cape Verde in position 17°54'N, 38°05'W by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Frost, USS Huse, USS Barber and USS Snowden.

Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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