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USS Barry - DD-933

barryThe USS Barry (DD933) is one of only three remaining Forrest Shermans, and the fourth vessel to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero, Commodore John Barry.

Commissioned in 1956, Barry served 26 years in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet.  Barry 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.  In Vietnam, the destroyer operated in the Mekong Delta and supported Operation Double Eagle, the largest amphibious operation since the landings in Korea.  Barry was credited with destroying over 1,000 enemy structures, and for her service in the Vietnam conflict Barry earned two battle stars.  In the early 1970s she was homeported in Athens, Greece, as part of the Navy's forward deployment program.

USS Barry was decommissioned on 5 November 1982 and began her new career as a permanent public display ship in 1984.   Used for training and shipboard familiarization, and as a ceremonial platform the Barry is one of the most popular visitor destinations on the Washington Navy Yard.

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Museum info:
Closed
Awaiting disposal at Philadelphia Navy Yard
 

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