USS Barry

A slightly further-away shot of the USS Barry at Navy Yard. Some history, all taken from the nice pamphlet they gave out:

The USS Barry is a destroyer in the Forrest Sherman class, commissioned in September 1956 in Boston. The Barry originally had an overall length of 418 feet, but was later extended for sonar. She can accommodate 22 officers and 315 enlisted sailors. The Barry participated in the Cuban Quarantine during the Missile Crisis in October 1962, and later served in Vietnam and Korea. She was credited with destroying over 1000 “enemy structures.” The Barry was decommissioned in 1982 and designated as a permanent “visit ship” at the Washington Navy Yard.

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4 Responses to USS Barry

  1. Rachel Adams says:

    Your picture drew my attention because in our harbor a few weeks ago we had the USS Nimitz battle group. And because you have a great first name. I didn’t get any good pictures of the destroyers through the mist/smog, but there are some on hkstreetsntowers.blogspot.com if you want to see what they look like.

  2. Greg says:

    Thank you for sharing that. I would love to have a look onboard

  3. Louis la Vache has admired our Navy for many years, so Louis appreciates your photos of the Barry. There are two historic Navy ships (and other historic ships) in the Bay Area that can be visited. The two Navy ships are the aircraft carrier Hornet and the submarine Pampanito.

    Here is a destroyer whose fate is quite differnt to that of the Barry: http://bayphoto.blogspot.com/2008/04/futur-rcif.html
    Here is a Victory ship: http://bayphoto.blogspot.com/2008/04/les-bateaux-historiques-de-la-baie-de_15.html
    and here is a sailing ship:http://bayphoto.blogspot.com/2008/04/les-bateaux-historiques-de-la-baie-de.html

    Louis enjoyed your photos of the Barry

  4. Rachel says:

    Louis – Thanks for your comments. I would love to see an aircraft carrier! Must be quite impressive.

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