Allied Warships

USS Barney (DD 149)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassWickes 
PennantDD 149 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down26 Mar 1918 
Launched5 Sep 1918 
Commissioned14 Mar 1919 
End service30 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30 June 1922
Recommissioned 1 May 1930
Decommissioned in November 1936
Recommissioned on 4 October 1939
Reclassified as AG-113 on 30 June 1945
Decommissioned 30 November 1945
Stricken 19 December 1945
Sold 31 October 1946 and broken up for scrap

 

Commands listed for USS Barney (DD 149)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Harvey Long, USN4 Oct 193916 May 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Thomas Francis Conley, Jr., USN16 May 19411 Dec 1942
3T/Cdr. Lester Orin Wood, USN1 Dec 194211 Aug 1943
4Herbert Douglas Sprenger, USNR11 Aug 194324 May 1944
5Elmer Robert Mecleary, USNR24 May 194425 Apr 1945
6Walter Albert Schaefer, USNR25 Apr 194513 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Barney include:


20 May 1942
USS Barney picks up 43 survivors from the Panamanian tanker Sylvan Arrow that was torpedoed and sunk north-west of Trinidad in position 11°25'N, 62°18'W by German U-boat U-155.

13 Sep 1942
USS Barney picks up 12 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Nimba that was torpedoed and sunk east of Trinidad in position 10°41'N, 60°24'W by German U-boat U-515.

23 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Breckinridge (Lt.Cdr. W.J. van Meter, USN) and USS Barney (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Mecleary, USNR).

24 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Breckinridge (Lt.Cdr. W.J. van Meter, USN) and USS Barney (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Mecleary, USNR).

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

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U.S. Destroyers

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United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

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