USS Barry DD933 Washington Navy Yard
Photographed on 17 July 2003 in Washington DC.
Commissioned as the third FORREST SHERMAN class destroyer, the USS BARRY was the third ship in the Navy to bear the name. In the mid-1960s, BARRY was one of the eight FORREST SHERMAN class destroyers chosen to receive an anti-submarine warfare capability upgrade which included the replacement of one of the Mk-42 5-inch guns with a Mk-16 ASROC missile launcher. The ships that underwent the conversion then formed the BARRY - class.
Of note is an incident on 27 September 1963, at Newport, Rhode Island, when the USS Barry accidentally discharged a torpedo into the deckhouse of the USS Decatur, which was moored alonside. Fortunately there were no injuries or significant damage.
USS BARRY was decommissioned after more than 26 years of service on November 5, 1982. She was stricken from the Navy list on January 31, 1983, and has since then been berthed at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, where she serves as a museum ship.
Keel laid: March 15, 1954, Launched: October 1, 1955, Commissioned: July 9, 1956, Decommissioned: November 5, 1982
Builder: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Propulsion system: four 1200 lb. boilers; two steam turbines; two shafts, Propellers: two
Length: 413 feet (125.9 metres), Beam: 45,3 feet (13.8 meters)
Draft: 22 feet (6.7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 4,000 tons full load
Speed: 32+ knots
Armament: two Mk-42 5-inch/54 caliber guns, Mk-32 ASW torpedo tubes (two triple mounts), one Mk-16 ASROC missile launcher
Crew: 17 officers, 287 enlisted men
Picture added on 12 April 2008