Allied Warships

USS Barr (DE 576)

Destroyer Escort of the Buckley class

USS Barr after conversion to an APD from a Buckley class DE

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer Escort
PennantDE 576 
Built byBethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down5 Nov 1943 
Launched28 Dec 1943 
Commissioned16 Feb 1944 
End service12 Jul 1946 

Converted to high speed transport of the Crosley class and reclassified APD-39 on 23 October 1944.
Decommissioned on 12 July 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1960.
Sunk as target of Puerto Rico on 23 March 1963.


Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 29 May 1944 by U-549 (Krankenhagen).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the USS Barr

Commands listed for USS Barr (DE 576)

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1Henry Harold Love, USNR15 Feb 19442 Jul 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Porter Tirrill Dickie, Jr., USNR2 Jul 194431 Jul 1945
3William Howard Gordon, USN31 Jul 194522 Nov 1945

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Media links

Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

The Buckley-Class Destroyer Escorts

Bruce Hampton Franklin

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