Sailors, veterans, family members and Naval Support Activity Washington staff gathered in the Cold War Gallery at the Washington Navy Yard to bid farewell to Display Ship Barry (DD933), October 17.
Naval Support Activity Washington hosted the departure ceremony, honoring the ship and its past crew members. The event served as the final send-off before the ship is towed down the Anacostia River for dismantling.
USS Barry was the third Forrest Sherman-class destroyer built and the fourth vessel to bear the name of the Revolutionary War naval hero Commodore John Barry. She was commissioned Sept. 7, 1956 and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.
USS Barry was decommissioned Nov. 5, 1982 after 26 years of service. Barry began its new career as the Washington Navy Yard display ship in 1983 where it was open for public tours, training, shipboard familiarization and as a ceremonial platform.
Image: Naval History and Heritage Command