From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Vol. III p 220

Hal stead

(PF--76; dp. 1430; 1. 303'11" ; b. 37'6" ; dr. 13'8": s. 20k.; cpl. 190 ; a. 3 3"; cl. Tacoma; T. S2--82--AQ1)

Halstead (PF--76), originally designated PG--184. was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh-Kaiser Co., Inc., Providence, R.I. Intended for use by the United Kingdom, she was reclassified PF--76 15 April 1943, renamed Barbados, and launched 27 August 1943, sponsored by Miss Anna M. Pacheco. Barbados was then completed and transferred to the United Kingdom under lend-lease 18 December 1943 as part of the 21-ship "Colony" class. She served as a patrol and escort craft until being returned to the United States 15 April 1946. The frigate was sold to Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester, Pa., 30 October 1947, and subsequently scrapped.