Allied Warships

USS Barnes (ii) (CVE 20)

Escort carrier of the Bogue class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 20 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Jan 1942 
Launched2 May 1942 
Commissioned20 Feb 1943 
End service29 Aug 1946 

Decommissioned 29 August 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold in 1959 and scrapped.


Commands listed for USS Barnes (ii) (CVE 20)

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1T/Capt. Cato Douglass Glover, Jr., USN20 Feb 19431 Jul 1943
2George Adrian Dussalt, USN1 Jul 19431 Jun 1944
3T/Capt. Daniel Nicol Logan, USN1 Jun 194410 Jul 1945
4T/Capt. William Kennedy Rhodes, USN10 Jul 194529 Aug 1946

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Notable events involving Barnes (ii) include:

18 Jul 1943
Around 0930K/18, the destroyer HMAS Stuart (Lt.Cdr. N.A. Mackinnon, RAN) departed Brisbane to make rendezvous with the escort carrier USS Barnes (T/Capt. G.A. Dussalt, USN) approaching from the east.

Rendezvous was effected around 0925K/19 and course was set for Brisbane.

They arrived at Brisbane around 1420K/20. (1)

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  1. Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for July 1943

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