USS Barnegat (AVP 10)
Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Sep 1938|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1939|
|Launched||23 May 1941|
|Commissioned||3 Jul 1941|
|End service||17 May 1946|
Decommissioned on 17 May 1946
Commands listed for USS Barnegat (AVP 10)
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|1||Cdr. Felix Locke Baker, USN||3 Jul 1941||5 Jul 1942 (1)|
|2||Cdr. Josephus Asa Briggs, USN||5 Jul 1942||14 Jun 1943|
|3||T/Cdr. Henry Thornton Dietrich, USN||14 Jun 1943||2 May 1944|
|4||T/Cdr. Charles Edward Robertson, USN||2 May 1944||21 Aug 1945|
|5||T/Cdr. William Leroy Richards, USN||21 Aug 1945||17 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.