USS Barton (DD-722)

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USS Barton (DD-722)


For other ships of the same name, see USS Barton.

USS Barton
Career (US)
Name: USS Barton
Namesake: John Kennedy Barton
Builder: Bath Iron Works
Laid down: 24 May 1943
Launched: 10 October 1943
Commissioned: 30 December 1943
Decommissioned: 30 September 1968
Struck: 1 October 1968
Fate: Sunk as target off Virginia, 8 October 1969
General characteristics
Class & type: Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,200 long tons (2,200 t)
Length: 376 ft 6 in (114.76 m)
Beam: 40 ft (12 m)
Draft: 15 ft 8 in (4.78 m)
Installed power: 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × steam turbines
2 × shafts
Speed: 34 kn (39 mph; 63 km/h)
Range: 6,500 nmi (7,500 mi; 12,000 km) @ 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 336
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar
Armament: 6 × 5 in (130 mm)/38 cal guns, 12 × 40 mm anti-aircraft guns, 11 × 20 mm anti-aircraft cannons, 10 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes (2x5), 6 × depth charge projectors, 2 × depth charge tracks

USS Barton (DD-722), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral John Kennedy Barton.

Read more about USS Barton (DD-722):  Construction, World War II, Post-War, Fate, Awards

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USS Barton (DD-722) - Awards
... Barton received six battle stars for World War II service and two for Korea. ...

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