Bar-class boom defence vessel

Summary

The Bar class were a class of boom defence vessels of the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy and South African Navy during World War II.

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HMS Barglow
Class overview
Operators
Completed74
Preserved1
General characteristics [1]
TypeBoom defence vessel
Displacement533 long tons (542 t)
Length41.14 m (135 ft 0 in)
Beam7.77 m (25 ft 6 in)
Draught3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Speed9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph)
Complement30
Armament1 × 12-pounder gun

ShipsEdit

Royal NavyEdit

  • HMS Barbain (Z01)
  • HMS Barbarian (Z18)
  • HMS Barbastel (Z276)
  • HMS Barberry (Z257)
  • HMS Barbette (1937) (Sold to the Turkish Navy 3 March 1941)
  • HMS Barbette (Z242) (Broken up October 1965 in Belgium)
  • HMS Barbican (Z43)
  • HMS Barbour (Z169)
  • HMS Barbourne (Z170)
  • HMS Barbrake (Z173) (transferred to the South African Naval Forces in 1943)
  • HMS Barbridge (Z222)
  • HMS Barbrook (Z03)
  • HMS Barcarole (Z287)
  • HMS Barcastle (Z09)
  • HMS Barcliff (Z70)
  • HMS Barclose (Z174)
  • HMS Barcock (Z177)
  • HMS Barcombe (Z16)
  • HMS Barcote (Z52)
  • HMS Barcroft (Z22)
  • HMS Bardell (Z195)
  • HMS Bardolf (Z171)
  • HMS Barfair (Z31)
  • HMS Barfield (Z42)
 
HMS Barfoam at Singapore, early in World War II
  • HMS Barfoam (Z182)
  • HMS Barfoil (Z194)
  • HMS Barfoot (Z202)
  • HMS Barford (Z209)
  • HMS Barfoss (Z200)
  • HMS Barfount (Z190)
  • HMS Barglow (Z205)
  • HMS Barhill (Z225)
  • HMS Barholm (Z211)
  • HMS Barilla (Z17)
  • HMS Baritone (Z271)
  • HMS Barking (Z181)
  • HMS Barkis (Z277)
  • HMS Barlake (Z39)
  • HMS Barlane (Z48)
  • HMS Barleycorn (Z256)
  • HMS Barlight (Z57) (scuttled 19 December 1941, salvaged by IJN as Ma.101, after war to China[2])
  • HMS Barlow (Z60)
  • HMS Barmill (Z67)
  • HMS Barmond (Z232)
  • HMS Barmouth (Z77)
  • HMS Barnaby (Z237)
  • HMS Barnard (Z241)
  • HMS Barndale (Z92)
  • HMS Barneath (Z245)
  • HMS Barnehurst (Z84)
  • HMS Baron (Z262)
  • HMS Baronia (Z87) (built by Charles Hill & Sons)
  • HMS Barrage (Z54)
  • HMS Barranca (Z65)
  • HMS Barrhead (Z40)
  • HMS Barricade (Z83)
  • HMS Barrier (Z98)
  • HMS Barrington (Z59)
  • HMS Barrymore (Z73)
  • HMS Barsing (Z75)
  • HMS Barsound (Z89)
  • HMS Barspear (Z224)
  • HMS Barstoke (Z32)
  • HMS Barthorpe (Z95)
  • HMS Bartizan (Z261)
  • HMS Barwell (Z46)
  • HMS Barwind (Z58)
  • HMS Barcross (Z185), transferred to the South African Naval Forces in 1943.
  • HMS Barflake (Z184) (lost 22 November 1943)
  • HMS Barnstone (Z37)
  • HMS Barova (Z94) (built by Charles Hill & Sons)

Royal Australian NavyEdit

 
Name Ship builder Launched Fate
HMAS Koala Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Sydney 14 November 1939 Sold in 1969
HMAS Kangaroo Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Sydney 4 May 1940 Sold in 1967
HMAS Karangi Cockatoo Docks and Engineering Company, Sydney 16 August 1941 Sold in 1966

South African NavyEdit

 
HMS Barcross (1943), later renamed SAS Somerset.
Name Ship builder Commissioned Fate
SAS Somerset (ex HMS Barcross) Blythe S.B. Co 21 January 1943 Decommissioned 31 March 1986. Museum ship, Cape Town as from 2 September 1988[3]
SAS Fleur (ex HMS Barbrake) William Simons & Co, Renfrew, Scotland) 15 February 1943 Sunk by naval gunfire off Simonstown on 8 October 1965[3]

Surviving shipsEdit

Citations and referencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Richard Pelvin with Robert Darby. "Australian War Memorial : Know your warships!" (PDF). www.awm.gov.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  2. ^ Jentschura, Jung, Mickel: Warships of the IJN 1869-1945
  3. ^ a b Du Toit 1992, p. 144.

ReferencesEdit

  • http://uboat.net/allies/warships/class.html?ID=326
  • http://uboat.net/allies/warships/class.html?ID=372&navy=HMS
  • Du Toit, Allan (1992). South Africa's Fighting Ships: Past and Present. Rivonia, South Africa: Ashanti Publishing. ISBN 1-874800-50-2.