Allied Warships

USS Barnegat (AVP 10)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 10 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Sep 1938 
Laid down26 Oct 1939 
Launched23 May 1941 
Commissioned3 Jul 1941 
End service17 May 1946 

Decommissioned on 17 May 1946
Stricken on 23 May 1958
Sold into merchantile service in 1962
Scrapped in Greece in 1986


Commands listed for USS Barnegat (AVP 10)

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1Cdr. Felix Locke Baker, USN3 Jul 19415 Jul 1942 (1)
2Cdr. Josephus Asa Briggs, USN5 Jul 194214 Jun 1943
3T/Cdr. Henry Thornton Dietrich, USN14 Jun 19432 May 1944
4T/Cdr. Charles Edward Robertson, USN2 May 194421 Aug 1945
5T/Cdr. William Leroy Richards, USN21 Aug 194517 May 1946

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Notable events involving Barnegat include:

22 Jul 1943
USS Barnegat picks up 18 survivors from the American merchant Richard Caswell that was torpedoed and sunk on 16 July 1943 by German U-boat U-513 about 150 miles southeast of Florianopolis, Brazil in position 28°10'S, 46°30'W.

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