USS Barton (DD-722)


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Entry: 88733
Subject: USS BARTON DD 722

Crystal McCay wrote on April 14, 2014


City and State: RENO NV

Unit: COOK/KITCHEN STOCK CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,
My name is Crystal McCay and my father Robert McCay served on the USS Barton DD 722. I have photos of the Barton and after it was hit by that floating mine. When they towed it to Japan he took so many photos. There is not much documentation and I want to put a book together and the photos so people really know what happened to our loved ones. I have pictures of the ship and how big the hole was and so many other photos. Please write back so we can put this book together.
Crystal McCay
crystalmccay@yahoo.com
775-622-7936

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Entry: 86431
Subject: HAROLD J SAVOIE KIA

Troy Savoie wrote on June 4, 2013


City and State: OCEAN SPRINGS MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,
My Uncle Harold Savoie was killed when the Barton struck the
mine.
I am looking for anyone who may have known Harold Savoie and or
has information to share about the incident that took him from
our family.

Keywords: DD722,USS Barton



Entry: 83333
Subject: ROGER WARLAUMONT FIREMAN PASS A WAY

Vince Warlaumont wrote on June 12, 2012


City and State:

Unit: VAQ-130 DET 1

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Roger My father Pass A Way at Home on May 6th 2012.He
was on U.S.S.Barton during 1952 World trip.

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Entry: 75932
Subject: NOVA SCOTIA CRUISE

Edward Brominski SR. wrote on August 26, 2010


City and State: SWOYERSVILLE PA

Unit: NAVAL MIDSHIPMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served summer, midshipman, duty on Board the Barton in 1959. I was on the cruise to Nova Scotia. The North Atlantic made me believe I was on Sub duty the waves were so high. Great experience and crew, altho I don't remember their names. Hello to those still living and prayers for those gone on ahead.

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Entry: 73989
Subject: MARION RUSSELL JENNINGS DOB FEB 09 1924

Patricia Humphreys wrote on March 20, 2010


City and State: CALPE, ALICANTE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Family members:
Mary Lou - daughter
Christen-E - son
Debra J - daughter
Roy D - Son
Joy Helen - wife dob May 16 1933

Social Security No. 558-20-1165

Keywords: I have some information in a black folder with regard to Marion Russell Jennings - MM1 568 53 50 USN who was awarded for heroic service in the Korean Theatre 16/09/1952. Do you have any information to say that he is dead, and if so, please do you have a family contact, so that I can return this folder to its rightful owners. It has so much history on this man's life, including photos etc.



Entry: 73895
Subject: NAVY WW2 - USAF KOREA 1954 GERMANY

James Johnson wrote on March 12, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: HEMPHILL TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: _______________________BATTLES_________________________Hornet: Midway - Santa Cruise (sunk) ; USS Barton Guadalcanal (sunk); Bland - Iwo Jima Took casualities to Pearl arbor; Saipan made landing with troops, took casualities to Pearl Harbor; Okinawa - made landing with troops. . . . . . . _______________________END OF WAR_____________________ Occupation of Japan: Formosa = Picked up allied prisoners of war and took them to Pearl Harbor; Cebu Philippines - Picked up Army 77th Division to occupy Hokkaido an Otaru Japan; Okinawa: Took 1st Marine Division to accept the surrender of Japanese Forces in northern China: Operation Magic Carpet:Picked up Army, Navy, AirForce troops who had enough points to be discharged from (saseb0, okinawa, japan, Midway, Marshall Islands, Leyte, Formoso, Cebu, Guam and Eniwetok. . . . . . . _______________________________________________________This was our final trip. The USS Bland (APA-134) was to be decommissioned. We sailed thru the Panama Canal to Norfolk, Va. I have never experieced a loss in my life as the Captain and I when we walked down the plank for the last time.and I am 84 years old now.In January 1974 she wa sold for scrap metal. My 12 years in the Air Force as a statistical Specialist for 9 years and 3 years as computer programmer and Insructor took me to Korea, Ariz., Texas and Germany. I retired as a TSGT. in 1967. I did receive the Air Force Commendation Medal for my work in teaching.I am one of the few Air Fore Instructors to be awarded the MasterInstructor Badge _

Keywords: USS Hornet (CV8) sunk Oct.26,1942,USS Barton (DD-599) sunk Nov.13, 1942, USS Bland (APA-134) Commissioned 15 December 1945 -Decommissoned 27 April 1946.



Entry: 71920
Subject: MY DECEASED HUSBAND GEORGE R. FERREE JR.

Lois Ferree wrote on October 11, 2009


City and State: CLARKSVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My husband George R. Ferree Jr. of Nemacolin, Pa. served on the USS Barton DD722 from 1954 to 1958 (approx dates) If anyone served with him and remember him, maybe you have some pictures that could be of interest to our family. Thank You, Lois Ferree

Keywords: Uss Barton 722



Entry: 71509
Subject: USS BARTON HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on September 4, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THERE WERE TWO USS BARTONS,BOTH NAMED FOR REAR ADMIRAL
JOHN K. BARTON,(1853-1921)-USNA-CLASS OF-1876.HE WAS,
CHIEF OF THE BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING.------THE FIRST USS BARTON-DD-599,A BENSON/LIVERMORE CLASS,WAS
SUNK OFF OF SAVO ISLAND,THE SOLOMONS,LCDR. D.H.FOX
IN COMAND. ON 13,NOV.1942,A BLACK FRIDAY THE 13TH,
EVERY SHIP IN THE TASK-FORCE(EXCEPT HELENA AND FLETCHER) HAD BEEN SUNK,OR SUFFERED SERIOUS BATTLE
DAMAGE. THE USS BARTON-DD-599,WAS HIT BY TWO ENEMY
TORPEDOES IN THE FORWARD FIRE ROOM,AND FORWARD ENGINE
ROOM. THE TREMENDOUS DETONATIONS OF THE TORPEDOES,
COMBINED WITH HER EXPLODING BOILERS,TORE THE 2,060
TON DESTROYER IN HALF,AND SHE PLUNGED TO THE BOTTOM,
TAKING HER CAPTAIN,AND 90% OF HER CREW DOWN WITH HER.
SADLY,MANY OF THOSE WHO SURVIVED HER SINKING,WERE
KILLED,OR SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN HER DEPTH CHARGES
DETONATED SOME 50 FEET BELOW SERFACE. THEN ASTERN OF
THE USS BARTON CAME THE USS MONSSEN-DD-436,WHICH
PLOWED THROUGH THE HELPLESS SURVIVORS,THE USS BARTON-
DD-599 HAD A 97% CREW LOSS.THE USS LAFFEY-DD-459 JOINED THE USS BARTON ON THE FLOOR OF "IRON-BOTTOM
SOUND",THE USS MONSSEN-DD-436,AND THE USS CUSHING-DD-
376 WERE ALSO SUNK,AND THE USS AARON WARD-DD-483 WAS
REDUCED TO A SHAMBLES. THE CRUISER ATLANTA WAS SCUTTLED,AND THE CRUISER JUNEAU WAS SUNK(5 SULLIVAN
BROTHERS),WITH 10 SURVIVORS.--------

Keywords: R/ADM.JOHN K.BARTON----
13,NOV.1942-------
BATTLE AT "IRON-BOTTOM SOUND"-----



Entry: 71506
Subject: USS BARTON-DD-722

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on September 4, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE 2ND. USS BARTON-DD-722,WAS OPERATING WITH TASK
FORCE-77,THE SKIPPER MR.SEIM,THE XO-LCDR.DENNISTON. THE TASK FORCE HAD JUST TURNED INTO THE WIND. THE
USS BARTON HAD BEEN THE LEAD SHIP,NOW SHE WAS THE
TRAILING SHIP.IT WAS AROUND 2200,ON 16,SEPT.1952,MOST
OF THE CREW WAS AT THE MOVIES.AN ENEMY FLOATING MINE,
HAD FLOATED CLEAR THROUGH THE TASK FORCE,AND STRUCK
THE LAST SHIP,THE BARTON AT FRAME-88,STARBOARD-SIDE,
PUTTING A 20X30 FOOT WHOLE IN THE BARTON.LT(jg).
JOHN "JACK" HAYES,JACKHAYES@ISLC.NET A RESERVE,HAD
STORED EXTRA SHORING ABOARD THE SHIP,WHICH KEPT THE
SHIP AFLOAT,AND SAVED THE BARTON FROM SINKING.------
FIVE OF THE CREW WERE KIA.THE HONORED DEAD ARE;
FA.-RUSSELL J. GRAF-NEWARK,NJ--FN.-HAROLD J.SAVOIE-
MONTEGUT,LA--FN.-JOHN M.SHERRY-BOSTON,MA--FN.-WALTER
E.THIERFELDER JR.-JAMESTOWN,RI--BT-3.-JOHN L. WALTON-
PETERSBURG,VA.------
GOD BLESS THESE BRAVE MEN. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

Keywords: TASK FORCE-77----
16,SEPT.1952----
LT(jg).JOHN "JACK" HAYES--USNR



Entry: 71482
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER WAS ON USS BARTON CIRCA 1950-51 ALFORD

Cole Alford wrote on September 1, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My granfather to this day still tells me stories of the USS Barton. From mail room talks to chow line. He is a sharp as a tack. Resides in Scottsdale, Az.
Any pics or info from this era would be great. With internet I have shown him lots of pics that have brought back memories. He says he was in STAFF. Thanks
He also has lots of pics that I am going to scan here soon.
Cole

Keywords: Jack, Morris, Alford. Staff



Entry: 71235
Subject: REMEMBRANCE

Joann Smith wrote on August 11, 2009


City and State: BROOK PARK OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

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Entry: 69402
Subject: BARTON PLAQUE AT SASEBO?

Angela Sourwine wrote on March 8, 2009


City and State: LONG BEACH MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served on the Barton when she hit the floating mine and then limped to Sasebo. His name was James Boyette (some called him Jim). We lost him 2 years ago and I am his oldest granddaughter. I myself married a Navy Seabee and my Pawpaw was so proud of him (he never had any grandsons) and they became best buddies and as a wedding present he gave us a pure silver spoon from the Officers mess of the USS Barton. Thats all we have of his service except for a journal that my grandmother had put together of every picture, letter and small memorabilia that he would send back to her. There are so many neat things in that journal about his time on that ship, like a cat that lived on the ship (can't remember the name of the cat though) and a napkin, some movie tickets from times when he got to go to movies on the ship, special event papers from the ship, all kinds of little things. It takes me hours to go through this book looking at every little thing. But I cherish that spoon more than anything. Well the main reason for me writing is this, my husband is getting ready to deploy in August and will either be going to Sasebo or Yukuska. We pray its Sasebo. At one time my Pawpaw had told us that he had gotten in touch with someone he had served with and they told him of a plaque that was at Sasebo commemorating her service and the mine incident. Can anyone tell me if this is true and if it is, is it still there and possibly where it might be? He had also said that he thought they said that all the names of the men who were on her at that time were also on the plaque. We lost him too early. I miss him so much. I would love any pictures or to talk with anyone who served with him. I do have a picture of him with 3 (maybe its 4) other men in uniform posed together and we have no clue who these men are. They are all in their summer dress whites turned to show their left side and looking sharp! It would be neat to share this with the men or the family members of the men who are in this photo with him. I want to Thank anyone in advance for any information they may be able to help me get and maybe I might be able to help someone else out too.
God Bless,
Angela Sourwine,
Granddaughter of (Jim) James Boyette

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Entry: 67502
Subject: LOOKING FOR FINAL DECOM CREW OF USSBARTON DD722

Gerald Mathei wrote on October 14, 2008


City and State: NORFOLK VA

Unit: USS BARTON (DD 722)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 54253
Subject: JAMES H. YOUELL

Vincent Youell wrote on November 23, 2005


City and State: OLATHE KS

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My Dad was on the USS Barton but passws away many years ago. His name was James H. Youell. I was hoping that someone knew of him and could tell anything about him.

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Entry: 43659
Subject: FLAG OFFICERS ON THE USS BARTON

Reta Wingate wrote on June 9, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: JENERA OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Karl McCartney, was one of the flagmen who was hurt when the Barton hit the mine. He was in the crow's nest at the time, and was thrown to shore. He was MIA for 3 days, but was found and returned to the states. He received a purple heart and left the service.

I don't know if anyone would remember him, but I would love to hear from anyone who might. He would be thrilled to hear from anyone who may have been in the signal gang with him. He has a nice photo of them that was taken on the ship. He also has a photo of their captain.

Please contact me if you have photos or other information that he would be interested in - or if you want to contact him!

Thanks!

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Entry: 43446
Subject:

Karen Thorson wrote on June 1, 2004


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 43444
Subject: FAMILY OF TRYGVE (TRIG) THORSON

Karen Thorson wrote on June 1, 2004


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone who remembers my dad.He passed away March 6,1988 and I realized too late I never learned much about his time in the service. He never talked about much. We have alot of old photos and World Book of his but I would really like to hear from someone who knew him. I believe he told me he was a fireman. He was from North Dakota and I believe he said people used to call him Swede even tho he wasn't Swedish he was Norwegian.He was a good man and I miss him very much.If you knew him I would like to hear about him.

Keywords: Korean War



Entry: 43443
Subject:

Karen Thorson wrote on June 1, 2004


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on the Barton during the Korean War. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers my father. He passed away 3/6/88 and I realized too late I should have tried harder to learn more about his service to his country. He never really ever talked much about it. He had 3 children and we have alot of pictures from time in the Navy also his World Book.

Keywords: Korean War



Entry: 43442
Subject: FAMILY OF TRYGVE (TRIG) THORSON

Karen Thorson wrote on June 1, 2004


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 40683
Subject: ADDENDUM: FINDING MEN

Min Min wrote on February 8, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My email has changed if anyone would like to write.

Keywords: USS Barton



Entry: 40339
Subject: SHIPS LOG

Darlene McBee wrote on January 27, 2004


City and State: FT. HARRISON MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I AM LOOKING FOR THE SHIPS LOG TO HELP OUT A VETRAN WITH A CLAIM, IF ANY ONE HAS ANY KNOWLEDGE OF HOW WE CAN OBTAIN SOME RECORDINGS IN THE LOG BOOK WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

Keywords: USS BARTON (DD-722) FROM APPROXIMATLY 1967-1968



Entry: 37556
Subject: USS BARTON

Bill Sumner wrote on October 13, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone with photos of Barton lates 50's-early 60's. Any literature. My wifes grandfather, Leon Kennedy, was member and was interested in seeing some of the information. He was a EN1 at the time. Made alot of officer ashtrays at the time.

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Entry: 36350
Subject: HUNTER KILLERS BEAR CATCHER

Frederick Richardt wrote on August 18, 2003


City and State: HOLLIDAY FL

Unit: USS STRONG DD 758

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: We was part of that sqardon we had ASW on the ship.atthat time we was with the carrier uss RANDOLF.WE WAS ALSO ON A WORLD CRUISE. THEY TOOK THE BARTON to yacuska Japan for repairs

Keywords: USS STRONG DD 758



Entry: 34674
Subject: BARTON ASH TRAY

Earl White wrote on June 6, 2003


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: B TROOP 4/ 7/ CAV 69/69

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have ash tray from USS BARTON FOR SALE /Can show picture upon request

Keywords: Garry Owen! I was stationed camp JAB STEWART the last compound south of freedom brdge. Remembering many fire fights Blue House Raid, Fire fight and Chopper Crash,Release Of the Polblo.
Never got recognized Guest we'll always be US best kept secret.

B Troop 4/ 7/ Cav 69/69



Entry: 34673
Subject: BARTON ASH TRAY

Earl White wrote on June 6, 2003


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: B TROOP 4/ 7/ CAV 69/69

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have ash tray from USS BARTON FOR SALE /Can show picture upon request

Keywords: Garry Owen! I was stationed camp JAB STEWART the last compound south of freedom brdge. Remembering many fire fights Blue House Raid, Fire fight and Chopper Crash,Release Of the Polblo.
Never got recognized Guest we'll always be US best kept secret.

B Troop 4/ 7/ Cav 69/69



Entry: 31156
Subject: MY TWO YEARS ABOARD THE BARTON

John (Jack) Hayes wrote on January 11, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ST. HELENA ISLAND SC

Unit: USS BARTON(DD 722)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I sent in a complete report on my time aboard the Barton during the time we struck a mine with Task Force 77 in the China Sea. I will e-mail a copy to anyone interested enough to contact me and ask for it. Jack Hayes

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Entry: 30729
Subject: SON OF ROGER C. WARLAUMONT

Vince C. Warlaumont wrote on December 27, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father gave me all his photos and 1952 World Cruise Book.He till Working in So. California.
He doing fine.

Keywords: Nicknames was GUS. 1950 -53



Entry: 30664
Subject: USS BARTON DD 722

Mary Roche wrote on December 26, 2002


City and State: SAGAMORE BEACH MA

Unit: FIRE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: i have many pictures and memorabelia For Arthur Joe Roche, daughter

Keywords: 2nd class fire man
oil king
chief of the watch forward fire room



Entry: 30663
Subject: I HAVE PICS AND INFO GALORE

Mary Roche wrote on December 26, 2002


City and State: SAGAMORE BEACH MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 28103
Subject: CASUALTY 16 SEP 1952

Harry Mason wrote on September 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHESAPEAKE VA

Unit: RD1, USS E-PCE(R)850

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Wally's classification changed from MIA to KIA on ship's return to Pearl.
I was told he was buried at Pearl. Received leave to attend memorial service held in Jamestown RI.

Keywords: Personal friend of Wally's (Walter Tiierfelder)
USS Barton, DD-722, 16 Sep 1952



Entry: 23298
Subject: SON OF JOE RANKIN

John Rankin wrote on February 19, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking to find out anything about my father

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Entry: 20258
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Brenda Gloria wrote on October 30, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: WEBSTER TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Eugene Frank Wallace was on the Barton. He passed away in 1982 with all of his memories. I am looking for anyone who served with him, hopefully to gain some information.

Keywords: USS BARTON DD-722



Entry: 9455
Subject: USS BARTON (DD-722) REUNION INFO

Bob Sertell wrote on June 18, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: VINELAND NJ

Unit: USS BARTON (DD-722)

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Served aboard USS Barton(DD-722) from 1962 to 1966. Ex FTG-2. Assigned to mk.56 Gunfire control system. Also stood sonar watches. Interested in getting copies of Barton cruisebooks from 50's and 60's.

Keywords: USS Barton (DD-722)



Entry: 5650
Subject: SERVED ABOARD BRIEFLY

Morris L. Wallace wrote on December 15, 1999


City and State: ELKHORN CITY KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Served briefly on Barton in 1955

Flag Unit, COMSERVLANT 1955 thru 1958 Lookin for anyone there during this period

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Entry: 5176
Subject: KOREAN ACTION

Gene Palinski wrote on November 21, 1999


City and State: HURON OH

Unit: USS BARTONDD722

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: USS BARTONDD722 REUNION
CLEVELAND OHIO SEPT. 13 THROUGH SEPT. 17,
2000. OPEN TO ANY ONE WHO HAS SERVED ON THE
BARTON. I AM A KOREAN VET.WE FEEL ALL BARTON HANDS
ARE WELCOME TO ATT

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Entry: 4833
Subject: FINDING INFO ON MIA

Harry Carlson wrote on November 13, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: GLOUCESTER MA

Unit: DENTAL

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Walter E Thierfelder,Jr.dob:4/1/34 key#29822.
Found site and bookmarked,but can't find site on a search. Walters sister is trying to find site to give more info.

Keywords: Walter E. Thierfelder, Jr. MIA







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