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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NIYJ

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - SILVER ACE

Displacement 4619 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 418' 6"(oa) x 44' 11" x 15' (Max)
Armament 3 x 5"/54 DP (3x1), 4 x 3"/50 (2x2), 2 Hedghog ASW Mortars,
4 x 21" tt.(4x1) 6 x 12.75" Mk 32 ASW TT (2x3).
Machinery, 70,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 324.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME March 15 1954.
Launched October 1 1955 and commissioned July 9 1956.
Decommissioned November 5 1982.
Stricken January 31 1983.
Fate Currently preserved as memorial berthed at the Washington Navy Yard.
As of February 2, 2015 Barry is being scheduled for removal from DC to Philadelphia May 7 2016.

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John Barry (1745 - 13 September 1803) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. Barry was born in Tacumshane, County Wexford, Ireland and appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy 7 December 1775. He commanded Lexington and Alliance. He and his crew of the Alliance fought and won the final naval battle of the American Revolution off the coast of Cape Canaveral on March 10, 1783. He was seriously wounded 29 May 1781 while in command of Alliance during her capture of HMS Atalanta and Trepassey. Barry was successful in suppressing three mutinies during his career as an officer in the Continental Navy. Appointed senior captain upon the establishment of the U.S. Navy, he commanded the frigate United States in the Quasi-War with France. Barry authored a Signal Book published in 1780 to improve communications at sea among vessels traveling in formation. Barry also suggested the creation of a Department of the Navy with separate cabinet status from the Secretary of War. This was finally realized with the formation of the United States Department of the Navy in 1798. Barry's suggestions about establishing government-operated navy yards were also realized, and in particular he had a hand in the establishment of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. His 17-year span of national service and his training of so many of the heroes of the War of 1812 under Barry's tutelage earned him the sobriquet, "Father of the Navy." Barry, having recruited a company of volunteers for land service, took part in the Trenton campaign in December 1776. These volunteers and the marines cooperating with them were commended by General George Washington. Barry acted as an aide to General John Cadwalader, and was sent on several occasions as a bearer of important dispatches. His next duty was assisting in the defense of Philadelphia and operations in the upper Delaware River. When the British took possession of Philadelphia in September 1777, Captain Barry was ordered to take the uncompleted Continental frigate Effingham up the Delaware River to a place of safety. In October, the ship was ordered sunk or burned. She was sunk on 2 November, near Bordentown, New Jersey, to deny her use to the British. Commodore Barry died at Strawberry Hill, in present-day Philadelphia on 13 September 1803, and was buried there in St. Mary's Cemetery.
[1] Photo #: NH 76537-KN Commodore John Barry, USN painting by V. Zveg, 1972, after the portrait by Gilbert Stuart. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
[2 & 3] Members of the United States Navy and dignitaries gather at Commodore John Barry’s monument in Philadelphia for the 185th anniversary honoring the birth of the Sons of Revolution on August 2 1924. The monument was unveiled in 1914. [2] Digital ID: npcc 11902, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. [3] Digital ID: npcc 11901, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs.
(4) Barry's Commission as Captain signed by President Washington.
Bill Gonyo/Robert Hurst/Phil Gilson
Barry 102kUndated, location unknown.Wendell R McLaughlin Jr
Barry 53kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Barry 95kUndated, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Barry 89kUndated, location unknown. Three views of the USS Barry (DD-933) tied up pierside. Photographs possibly taken while at her permanent moorings as museum ship at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. The tug opposite is USS YTL-710.Robert Hurst
Barry 90kAs above.Robert Hurst
Barry 81kAs above.Robert Hurst
Barry 147kUSS Barry (DD-933) at sea after completion of her conversion to ASW configuration, location unknown. United States Navy, Official.Robert Hurst
Barry 161kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Barry 94kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Barry 91kUSS Barry (DD-933) in Genoa, Italy August 4 1957.Carlo Martinelli
Barry 168kUSS Soley (DD-707), USS John R. Pierce (DD-753) and USS Barry (DD-933) in Genoa, Italy August 4 1957.Carlo Martinelli
Barry 149kAs above.Carlo Martinelli
Barry 92kUSS Barry (DD-933) (center) and USS Wadleigh (DD-689) (left distance) Pass astern of USS Des Moines (CA-134), Sixth Fleet flagship, while the latter was at anchor off Rhodes, Greece, in mid-June 1958. Note fire control radar on one of Des Moines' 3"/50 gun mounts, at right, and the U.S. Ensign flying at top left. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barry 87kCirca 1960 underway in the Kiel Canal, circa 1960. Photo Erich Groner. Photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1960-1961 edition.Robert Hurst
Barry 170kCirca 1960 installing a new sonar dome, US Navy photo 1050349.Ed Zajkowski
Barry 159kUSS Barry (DD-933) Underway, circa 1960, after she had been refitted with a bow-mounted sonar. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barry 103kUSS Barry (DD-933) Underway at sea, circa the early 1960s, after she had been fitted with a bow-mounted sonar. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barry 173kUSS Barry (DD-933) and USS Keppler (DD-765) in Barcelona, circa the early 1960s.Jim Buttleman
Barry 228kUSS Barry (DD-933) and USS Blandy (DD-943) in Barcelona, circa the early 1960s.Jim Buttleman
Barry 188kDuring a Med Cruise "DesDiv 242 Arriving", circa 1962-1963.Jim Buttleman
Barry 161kDuring a Med Cruise circa 1962-1963.Jim Buttleman
Barry 208kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 196kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 136kAs above Captain Ward on the starboard flying bridge.Jim Buttleman
Barry 171kAs above, Jim standing in front of 1-B boiler, F.F.R. was lit off and had the aux. load.Jim Buttleman
Barry 145kAs above, main hatch and ladder to the F.F.R.Jim Buttleman
Barry 173kAs above, Upper level, boiler 1-B F.F.R.Jim Buttleman
Barry 273kAs above, Henry Wheeler 2nd class BT F.F.R.Jim Buttleman
Barry 242kAs above, beautiful shot of a break-away after refueling.Jim Buttleman
Barry 166kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 148kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 171kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 169kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 128kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 143kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 177kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 189kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 181kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 242kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 126kAs above. "Hey look up there, it's a Sea Bat !"Jim Buttleman
Barry 193kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 191kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 133kAs above. Barry as a cake !Jim Buttleman
Barry 163kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 197kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 151kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 174kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 145kAs above. Jim in Cannes.Jim Buttleman
Barry 174kAs above.Jim Buttleman
Barry 135kChasing down a Soviet freighter.Jim Buttleman
Barry 138kNow I wonder what is under those tarps on the main deck ???Jim Buttleman
Barry 106kCirca mid 1960's, photo from Dependants' Day Cruise book that was given to guests of the USS Essex (CVS-9),in October of 1967.William G. Schultz
Barry 130kShadowing a Soviet freighter during the enforcement of the blockade around Cuba, with a P-3A Orion overhead.Robert Hurst
Barry 111kUSS Barry (DD-933) entering New York Harbor on August 22 1963.Ed Zajkowski
Barry 110kUSS Barry (DD-933) following in the wake of USS Keppler (DD-765) during a high speed run, October 1963.Ed Zajkowski
Barry 137kAs above.Ed Zajkowski
Barry 53kCarrier Division Three, First Nuclear Powered Task Group in Combat, Vietnam, 2 December 1965. USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), with Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9); USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25); USS Barry (DD-933); USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823).
[On 2 December 1965] "Enterprise became the first nuclear powered warship to engage in combat operations when aircraft of Attack Carrier Air Wing NINE launched 118 sorties against the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. For the rest of the month, the Big E carried out a relentless campaign against the enemy, primarily in North Vietnam, blasting military facilities, transportation networks, military storage areas, and barges and junks carrying supplies to the Communist forces in South Vietnam." Quoted from the ship's Command History for 1965.
Richard Allen
Barry 122kUSS Barry (DD-993) underway at sea circa September-December 1966, while fitted with a Mark 86 fire control system for evaluation purposes. Visible components of the Mark 86 are a radome atop Barry's pilothouse. Courtesy of Stephen S. Roberts, 1978 (Photo No NH 88069).Robert Hurst
Barry 72kBarry in Norfolk in 1967.Bill Guhl
Barry 113kUSS Barry (DD-933) underway in 1968, location unknown. United States Navy.Robert Hurst
Barry 60kNewport, September 8 1970.© Richard Leonhardt
Barry 73kTaken on Oct. 17, 1971, according to Norman Friedman's U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History (page 251).-
Barry 78kUSS BARRY (DD-933) crossing the Atlantic in September 1972.Bill Gonyo
Barry 89kUSS Barry (DD-933) (left), USS Sampson (DDG-10) (left-center) and USS Richard L. Page (DEG-5) (right) In the harbor at Athens, Greece. This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in July 1974. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barry 112kUSS Barry underway at sea in December 1978 (Photo No NH 98051).Robert Hurst
Barry 68kUSS Barry (DD-933) Underway at sea, December 1978. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barry 85kThe Charles F. Adams-class USS Sampson (DDG 10) alongside the Forrest Sherman-class USS Barry (DD 933). Initially conceived as a missile-armed version of the Forrest Shermans, the Charles F. Adams-class ships had, as actually built, a larger hull with more freeboard forward, for dryness. Note different anchor locations on both ships, reflecting their different sonar domes positions. Barcelona, Spain, Sep. 2, 1979.Fabio Peña
Barry 111kCloser view, as above.Fabio Peña
Barry 81kCloser view, as above.Fabio Peña
Barry 95kUSS Barry (DD-933) moored at the Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, 16 October 1983, soon after she arrived to become display ship in the Nation's Capital. Photographed by Charles R. Haberlein Jnr., National Historical Centre (Photo # NH 98054).Robert Hurst
Barry 98kDN-ST-84-04841. October 16 1983, a starboard bow view of the destroyer USS Barry (DD-933) being moved from a temporary mooring at the GSA pier to her permanent berth at Pier 2 at the Washington Navy Yard, where she will be dedicated as a memorial ship. U.S. Navy Photo by Charles Haberlein.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 148kThe decommissioned destroyer USS Barry (DD-933) is towed to the Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C., by the fleet tug USNS Apache (T-AF-172) on 15 November 1983. The Barry was docked at Pier 2 and was opened to the public as a museum. She was sold in 2016 to be scrapped as it became too expensive to maintain her. Photo taken by PH3 Dixson, U.S. Navy. This image is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration, cataloged under the ARC Identifier (National Archives Identifier) 6383681.Robert Hurst
Barry 102kBarry (DD-933) Moored at the Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, as display ship, circa 1984. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Fred Weiss
Barry 56kAs a museum ship at Washington Navy Yard.Brian J. Johnson
Barry 32kAs above.Brian J. Johnson
Barry 42kAs above.Brian J. Johnson
Barry 47kAs above.Brian J. Johnson
Barry 68kAs above.Brian J. Johnson
Barry 153kAs above.Bill Gonyo
Barry 101kDN-ST-85-11654. May 15 1984, a port bow view of the patrol combatant missile hydrofoil USS Gemini (PHM 6) moored at the Washington Navy Yard during a port visit. The destroyer USS Barry (DD 933), background, is a permanent memorial vessel. U.S. Navy Photo by Don S. Montgomery.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 100kDN-ST-85-11641. June 1 1985, a starboard bow view of the rescue and salvage ship USS Recovery (ARS 43) moored at the Washington Navy Yard during a Navy festival open house. Behind the Recovery is the destroyer USS Barry (DD 933), a permanent memorial ship. U.S. Navy Photo by Don S. Montgomery.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 113kDN-ST-86-07363. May 28 1986, an aerial view of the memorial destroyer USS Barry (DD 933) moored at Pier No. 3 and the missile hydrofoil patrol boat USS Taurus (PHM 3) moored at Pier No. 2 at the Washington Navy Yard. U.S. Navy Photo by PH1 Dave MacLean.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 91kWashington Navy Yard, August 1991.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 80kWashington Navy Yard, March 1993.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 200k111107-N-MM437-013. Washington D.C., November 7 2011, Tom Foreman reports from the Washington Navy Yard display ship USS Barry (DD 933) moored at Pier 2. Barry was chosen by CNN as the site of the network's Veterans Day special. U.S. Navy photo by Chatney Auger.Robert M. Cieri
Barry 196k151017-N-NB178-033. Washington, October 17 2015, former USS Barry Sailors stand to be recognized at the closing ceremony for Display Ship USS Barry at the Cold War Gallery at the Washington Navy Yard, Oct. 17. The event was the final send-off before the ship is towed down the Anacostia River for dismantling. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyrell K. Morris.Ron Reeves/Tony Cowart
Barry 120kThe display ship Barry’s departure from the Washington Navy Yard on Saturday, 7 May 2016.Tommy Trampp
Barry 190kViews of the Barry being towed to Philadelphia. The tugs towing the BARRY are Donjon’s EMILY ANN, MEGAN ANN and THOMAS D. WITTE, May 5 2016.David Boone
Barry 166kAs above.David Boone
Barry 127kAs above.David Boone
Barry 222kAs above.Bob Haner
Barry 70kAs above.Tommy Trampp
Barry 97kAs above. Photo by LCDR J.R. Riddle, USN (Ret)Ron Reeves
Barry 46kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Barry 100k-120kUniform Ship's name shoulder patch.Al Grazevich
Barry 38kShip's Zippo circa 1974.John A. Altfeltis

USS BARRY DD-933 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Isaac Campbell Kidd Jr.    Sep 7 1956 - May 13 1958 (Later ADM)

CDR Ivar Alex Johnson    May 13 1958 - Dec 1959

CDR John Townley Law    Dec 1959 - Jan 1961

CDR Harvey O'Neill Webster Jr.    Jan 1961 - Jul 7 1962

CDR Marshall Douglas Ward    Jul 7 1962 - Jul 7 1964

CDR Otto Darby Tiderman    Jul 7 1964 - Apr 19 1968

CDR Thomas Hanson Sherman Jr.    Apr 19 1968 - 1970

CDR Glenn Scott Lockhart    1970 - 1971

CDR Edward Amacker Sechrest    1971 - 1972

CDR Paul Stanley Frommer    1972 - 1973

CDR Jack Edward McQueston    1973 - Jul 9 1974

CDR Gregory Frederick Streeter    Jul 9 1974 - May 28 1976

CDR Joseph Edward Callahan    May 28 1976 - Jul 6 1978

CDR Lloyd Harlan Adams    Jul 6 1978 - Jul 19 1980

CAPT Malcolm Withington Chase    Jul 19 1980 - Apr 30 1982

CDR Welbourne Frederick Bronaugh, Jr.    Apr 30 1982 - Sep 22 1982

LCDR Steven Garland Tinsley    Sep 22 1982 - Nov 5 1982

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Larry Loss
Address: 268 W. Dryden #116, Glendale CA 91202
Phone: (818)549-9439

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

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Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn Website
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