(PF-76- dp. 1430; 1. 303'11"; b. 37'e"; dr. 13'8"; s. 20 k.;
cpl. 190; a. 8 3"; cl. Tacoma; T. S-S2-AQ1)
Halstead (PF-76). originally designated PG-184, was built under Maritime Commission contract by Walsh Raiser 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 Cu., Chester, Pa., 30 October 1947, and subsequently scrapped.