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Welcome Aboard the Display Ship BARRY (DD-993)(sic)

 
 
Welcome Aboard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 17, 2015
1. Welcome Aboard Marker
Inscription. BARRY is named after Commodore John Barry. She is the third vessel to bear the name of the illustrious Revolutionary War naval hero. The ship was built in 1954 in Bath Iron Works, Bath Maine; and commissioned on September 7th, 1956 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The BARRY was one of three ships of the FOREST SHERMAN class destroyers involved in support of landing by Marines and Army Airborne units at Beirut, Lebanon in July 1958. In the autumn of 1962 USS BARRY was one of eight DD-931 class ships which imposed a quarantine on Cuba in the response to evidence that Soviet ballistic missiles had been installed on the island.
During her tour in Vietnam waters, in which she earned two Battle Stars, USS BARRY fired shore bombardment missions in the Mekong Delta, and supported "Operation Double Eagle" from September 30, 1965 until January 5, 1967. She steamed 55,000 miles and expended over 3,000 rounds of 5-inch ammunition, including 2,500 rounds in combat and was credited by spotters for the destruction of over 1,000 enemy structures.
In 1967 the BARRY underwent anti-submarine warfare modification which included the installation of the Independent Variable Depth SONAR and Anti-Submarine rocket launcher, increasing the length 418 to 424 feet.
The USS BARRY was decommissioned on Nov 5, 1982 and was subsequently struck from
Welcome Aboard the Display Ship <i>BARRY</i> (DD-993) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 17, 2015
2. Welcome Aboard the Display Ship BARRY (DD-993)
the naval register. She began her new career in February, 1984 as a permanent, public Display ship.
BARRY is also used for training and shipboard familiarization for NROTC and NJROTC units, and as a ceremonial platform for retirements and change of command ceremonies.
 
Erected by U.S. Navy.
 
Location. 38° 52.313′ N, 76° 59.752′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Washington Navy Yard - Pier No. 2. Touch for map. The marker has long been displayed forward on the ship's main deck (port side bulkhead) - off the accommodation ladder from the Navy Yard Pier No. 2 - largely for the benefit of tourists and other visitors to the Washington Navy Yard. Hopefully, the marker will be displayed for posterity at the nearby National Museum of the U.S. Navy or another accessible location on the Yard when the ship is finally cut up and scrapped in accordance with plans for the months to come. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10114 "N" Street, SE, Washington, DC 20374, Washington Navy Yard DC 20374, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Navy Gun Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Willard Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
View from DS <i>BARRY's</i> moorings - across the Anacostia River Walk and into image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 17, 2015
3. View from DS BARRY's moorings - across the Anacostia River Walk and into
the Navy Yard's Willard Park with its collection of assorted naval ordnance and artifacts.
a different marker also named Willard Park (about 300 feet away); Washington Navy Yard Chapel (about 400 feet away); National Museum of the U.S. Navy (about 400 feet away); Swift Boat PCF1 (about 400 feet away); Frank W. Crilley Building (about 500 feet away); U.S. Experimental Model Basin (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
More about this marker. Correct number should be 933.
 
Regarding Welcome Aboard the Display Ship BARRY (DD-993)(sic). http://news.usni.org/2015/10/19/washington-navy-yard-says-goodbye-to-display-ship-barry
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Navy Yard Says Goodbye to Display Ship BARRY . . . (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. DD-(993)
 
Categories. War, ColdWar, VietnamWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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