From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A barricade is any barrier obstructing passage.

(ACM-3: dp. 880; l. 188'2"; b. 37'; dr. 12'6"; s. 12.5 k.; cpl. 69; a. 1 40 mm.; cl. Chimo)

Barricade (ACM-3), ex-Colonel John Storey, was launched November 1942 by Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, W. Va., for the Army, transferred to the Navy 7 April 1944; and commissioned the same day, Lieutenant C. P. Haber in command.

Barricade departed the east coast 14 May 1944 and arrived at Bizerte, Tunisia, 1 June 1944. Until July 1946 she served as a minesweeper tender at Salerno, Naples, and Anzio, Italy; Toulon, Cannes, and Golfe Juan, France; Oran, Algeria; Palermo, Sicily; and Sardinia. Between 17 August and 16 September 1844 she provided important service in the invasion of southern France.

On 23 June 1945 Barricade arrived at Charleston, S. C., and then proceeded to Jacksonville, Fla., for overhaul (26 June-10 August). She transited the Panama Canal 2 September and proceeded to San Diego. She operated along the coast of California until decommissioned 28 June 1946 and transferred to the Coast Guard. {Transcriber's Note: Barricade served the U.S.C.G. as WLB-328 Magnolia.]

Barricade received one battle star for her participation in the invasion of southern France.