Allied Warships

USS Barton (ii) (DD 722)

Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAllen M. Sumner 
PennantDD 722 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down24 May 1943 
Launched10 Oct 1943 
Commissioned30 Dec 1943 
End service 
History

Decommissioned 22 January 1947.
Recommissioned 11 April 1949.
Decommissioned at an unknown date.
Stricken 1 October 1968.
Sunk as a target off the coast of Virginia 8 October 1969.

 

Commands listed for USS Barton (ii) (DD 722)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Joseph William Callahan, USN30 Dec 194311 Oct 1944
2Edwin Boardman Dexter, USN11 Oct 194419 May 1945
3Harrison Perry McIntyre, USN19 May 194522 Jan 1947

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Notable events involving Barton (ii) include:


20 Jan 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. Joseph William Callahan) departed from Boston bound for Bermuda for her shakedown training.

21 Jan 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) returns to Boston with engine damage.

6 Mar 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Boston again bound for Bermuda.

7 Apr 1944
With her shakedown completed USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed Bermuda for Boston.

9 Apr 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Boston.

29 Apr 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Boston bound for Norfolk.

30 Apr 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Norfolk.

12 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Norfolk bound for New York.

13 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at New York.

14 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from New York together with a convoy bound for England.

24 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Greenock, Scotland.

25 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Greenock, Scotland bound for Plymouth, England.

27 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Plymouth, England.

3 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Plymouth, England. She is to perform screening, patrol, and bombardment duties in support of the invasion of Normandy

21 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from the invasion area bound for Weymouth, England.

23 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Weymouth, England.

25 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Weymouth for bombarding duties off Cherbourg, France. During these duties she is lightly damaged by German shore batteries.

9 Jul 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived back at Boston on the US East coast. Battle damage was fully repaired here.

7 Sep 1944
USS Barton departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

29 Sep 1944
USS Barton arrived at San Diego, California.

8 Oct 1944
USS Barton arrived at Pearl Harbor.( Cmdr Edwin Boardman Dexter assumes command from Cmdr Joseph William Callahan on the 11-10-1944.

23 Oct 1944
USS Barton departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

5 Nov 1944
USS Barton arrived at Ulithi. She soon departed from again as part of the screen for TG 38.4.

21 Nov 1944
USS Barton arrived back at Ulithi.

29 Nov 1944
USS Barton departed from Ulithi bound for San Pedro Bay.

6 Dec 1944
USS Barton departed from San Pedro Bay to take part in the landings at Ormoc Bay.

8 Dec 1944
USS Barton arrived back at San Pedro Bay.

15 Dec 1944
USS Barton takes part in the ladings at Mindoro Island.

17 Dec 1944
USS Barton arrived back at San Pedro Bay.

2 Jan 1945
USS Barton departed from San Pedro Bay to join TG 77.2 for the invasion of Luzon at Lingayen Gulf.

22 Jan 1945
USS Barton departed from Lingayen Gulf bound for Ulithi.

28 Jan 1945
USS Barton arrived at Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
Barton departed Ulithi as part of the screen of TG 58.4.

16 Feb 1945
USS Barton and USS Ingraham are both damaged in collision off Iwo Jima in position 31°45'N, 141°54'E. The damaged destroyers and USS Moale depart from the area bound for Saipan.

17 Feb 1945
While en route to Saipan USS Barton, USS Ingraham and USS Moale sink the Japanese guard boats Nanshin Maru No.35 in position 30°00'N, 137°30'E, Kyowa Maru No.3 in position 31°00'N, 137°30'E.

18 Feb 1945
USS Barton, USS Ingraham and USS Moale sink the Japanese guard boat Fukuichi Maru No.5 in position 30°00'N, 141°00'E.

20 Feb 1945
USS Barton, USS Ingraham and USS Moale arrive at Saipan.

23 Feb 1945
USS Barton goes into dry-dock at Guam to have her bow repaired.

15 Mar 1945
with the repairs to her bow completed USS Barton departed from Guam bound for Ulithi.

16 Mar 1945
USS Barton arrived at Ulithi.

21 Mar 1945
USS Barton departed from Ulithi to join the fleet for the invasion of Okinawa.

26 Mar 1945
USS Barton participated in the pre-invasion bombardment of Okinawa. The next four months she was almost continuously at sea serving with the fleet.

29 Jul 1945
USS Barton arrived at Leyte, Philippines.

14 Aug 1945
USS Barton departed from Leyte, Philippines to join TF 38 in Japanese waters.

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