USS Barber (DE 161)
Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Norfolk Navy Yard (Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||27 Apr 1943|
|Launched||20 May 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1943|
|End service||22 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned 22 March 1946.
Commands listed for USS Barber (DE 161)
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|1||Lt. Eugene Thomas Bradley Sullivan, USN||10 Oct 1943||Nov 1944|
|2||D‘Arcy Virginius Shouldice, USNR||Nov 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.