|USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887)|
USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Brinkley Bass|
|Namesake:||Harry Brinkley Bass|
|Builder:||Consolidated Steel Corporation at Orange, Texas|
|Laid down:||20 December 1944|
|Launched:||26 May 1945|
|Commissioned:||1 October 1945|
|Decommissioned:||3 December 1973|
|Fate:||Transferred to Brazil on 3 December 1973|
|Name:||D-26 Mariz e Barros|
|Acquired:||3 December 1973|
|Decommissioned:||1 September 1997|
|Fate:||Sunk as a target December 2000.|
|Class & type:||Gearing-class destroyer|
|Length:||390 ft 6 in (119 m)|
|Beam:||40 ft 10 in (12.4 m)|
|Draft:||18 ft 6 in (5.6 m)|
|Speed:||34.6 knots (64.1 km/h)|
USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Lieutenant Commander Harry Brinkley Bass USN (1916–1944), who was killed in action when his plane crashed in combat during the invasion of southern France on 20 August 1944.
Brinkley Bass was laid down by the Consolidated Steel Corporation at Orange, Texas on 20 December 1944, launched on 26 May 1945 by Mrs. Percy Bass, mother of Lt. Cmdr. Bass and commissioned on 1 October 1945.
During the Vietnam War, Brinkley Bass served as plane guard for aircraft carriers on Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf, participated in Operation Sea Dragon, patrolled on search and rescue duties, and carried out naval gunfire support missions.
Brinkley Bass was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 3 December 1973,
Brinkley Bass was transferred to Brazil and renamed Mariz e Barros in Brazilian Navy service.
The Brazilian Navy decommissioned Mariz e Barros(D-26) on 1 September 1997. She then served as a pierside training ship until expended as a target.
- Mann, Raymond A. (5 December 2005). "Brinkley Bass". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/b9/brinkey-bass-i.htm. Retrieved 2006-09-27.
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