Allied Warships

USS Barney (DD 149)

Destroyer of the Wickes class

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

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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1Lt.Cdr. Thomas Francis Conley, Jr., USN19411942

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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.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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