railroad train during its final patrol. A full description of the flag and the accomplishments of the Barb can be found in the collections database record of another crew copy located at the Mariners' Museum & Park in Newport News, VA.
Several photos exist of the crew of the Barb with their battle flag, which consisted of their many kill flags. An original Barb battle flag is now on display at the Submarine Force Museum in New London, CT. Alongside it is displayed one of the same replica flags we have here at Museum Textile Services. Our souvenir flag belonged to Ralph Shaver, whose father served on the Barb. Like all crew members, Shaver was given a flag after returning home from the war.