USS Bary 2006 at the Washington Navy Yard.

Class: Forrest Sherman Destroyer
Launched: October 1, 1955
At: Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
Commissioned: September 7, 1956

Length: 424 feet
Beam: 45 feet
Draft: 22 feet
Displacement: 4,050 tons
Armament: Three 5-inch/54 caliber guns; one 8-tube ASROC launcher and six torpedo tubes

USS Barry
707 Riverside Drive, S.E.
Pier 2
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5038
Events Coordinator 202-433-3091
Quarterdeck 202-433-3377
Latitude: 38.871581, Longitude: -76.996299
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USS Barry is one of only three remaining Forrest Shermans. She is the third ship to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry. She supported the 1958 Marine and Army airborne unit landing in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1962, she was a member of the task force that quarantined Cuba in response to evidence that Soviet missiles had been installed on the island.

Barry earned two battle stars for her service during the Vietnam conflict. She was credited with destroying over 1,000 enemy structures. In the early 1970s she was homeported in Athens, Greece as part of the Navy's forward deployment program. Barry was decommissioned in 1982. She began her new career as a permanent public display ship in 1984. She is also used for training and shipboard familiarization, and as a ceremonial platform.

USS Barry 1978 U.S. Navy Photo.
1978 U.S. Navy Photo

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