Bar-class boom defence vessel

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The Royal Navy during the Second World War A18277.jpg
HMS Barglow
Class overview
Operators:  Royal Navy
 Royal Australian Navy
Completed: 74
General characteristics [1]
Type: Boom defence vessel
Displacement: 533 long tons (542 t)
Length: 41.14 m (135 ft 0 in)
Beam: 7.77 m (25 ft 6 in)
Draught: 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Speed: 9.5 knots (17.6 km/h; 10.9 mph)
Complement: 30
Armament: 1 × 3 in (76 mm) gun

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

Ships[edit]

Royal Navy[edit]

  • HMS Barbain (Z01)
  • HMS Barbarian (Z18)
  • HMS Barbastel (Z276)
  • HMS Barberry (Z257)
  • HMS Barbette (I)
  • HMS Barbette (II) (Z242)
  • HMS Barbican (Z43)
  • HMS Barbour (Z169)
  • HMS Barbourne (Z170)
  • HMS Barbrake (Z173)
  • 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) (lost 19 December 1941)
  • 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)
  • HMS Barflake (Z184) (lost 22 November 1943)
  • HMS Barnstone (Z37)
  • HMS Barova (Z94) (built by Charles Hill & Sons)

Royal Australian Navy[edit]

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

Surviving Ships[edit]

  • SAS Somerset is a museum ship in South Africa
  • HMAS Karangi is the only survivor on the RAN fleet in Homebush Bay as an abandoned wreck.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Richard Pelvin with Robert Darby. "Australian War Memorial : Know your warships!". www.awm.gov.au. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
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