From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Barbet is a tropical bird.

(AMc-38: dp. 205; l. 97'6"; b. 22'6"; dr. 9'; s. 10 k.; cpl. 17; a. 2 .50 cal. m. g.; cl. Accentor)

The first Barbet (AMc-38) was launched 24 July 1941 by W. A. Robinson, Inc., Ipswich, Mass., sponsored by Mrs. E. Robinson; and commissioned 29 September 1941, Ensign S. T. Hotchkiss in command.

In early October Barbet arrived at the Naval Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Va., and later went to the Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, for further out fitting she joined Mine Division 27, based at New London, Conn., 4 December 1941 and after the United States entered World War II, engaged in sweeping and patrolling off the New England coast. In February 1942 while at the Naval Operating Base, Newport, Barbet was damaged in a collision with an Eagle Boat. Following repairs at the Marine Basin Co., Brooklyn, N. Y., she departed for Miami, arriving 28 March.

On 10 April 1942 Barbet joined the 15th Naval District Inshore Patrol, Atlantic Section, at Cristobal, C. Z. On 5 May she transited the Canal to Balboa and joined the Inshore Patrol, Pacific Section, conducting two ship sweeping operations, launching and recovering her gear and patrolling in the sea channels. On 16 May 1942 Barbet was decommissioned and placed "in service". She was sold by the Maritime Commission 13 August 1947