U.S.S. Barry (1902)

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U.S.S. Barry (1902)
Hull Number: DD-2
Builder: Neafie & Levy[1]
Laid down: 2 Sep, 1899[2]
Launched: 22 Mar, 1902[3]
Commissioned: 24 Nov, 1902[4]
Decommissioned: 28 Jun, 1919[5]
Stricken: 15 Sep, 1919[6]
Sold:
U.S.S. Barry was one of five Bainbridge class destroyers completed for the U.S. Navy.

Construction

Barry was launched 22 March 1902 by Neafle and Levy Ship and Engine Building Co, Philadelphia, Pa., sponsored by Miss Charlotte Adams Barnes, great-grandniece of American Revolutionary War hero Commodore John Barry.

Service

Barry commissioned 24 November, 1902, Lieutenant Noble E. Erwin in command.

Barry was one of five destroyers assigned to the First Torpedo Flotilla, Coast Squadron, North Atlantic Fleet, and during the summer of 1903 participated in maneuvers off the New England coast. In December 1903 she departed the east coast and sailed via the Suez Canal to the Asiatic Station, arriving in April 1904.

On the Asiatic Station she served with the First Torpedo Flotilla, Battleship Squadron, until August 1917, except for two short periods (2 April through 21 December, 1908 and 21 October, 1912 through 24 June, 1913) out of commission.

Barry departed the Philippine Islands on 1 August, 1917 and sailed via the Suez Canal for Gibraltar, arriving 20 October. She escorted merchantmen in the Mediterranean until August 1918 and arrived at Charleston, S.C., 5 September, 1918. She remained there until the end of the year performing patrol and convoy duties. In January 1919 she left for Philadelphia Navy Yard where she went out of commission 28 June, 1919 and was sold 3 January, 1920.

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See Also

Footnotes

  1. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 428.
  2. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 428.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 428.
  4. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 428.
  5. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 428.
  6. Friedman. U.S. Destroyers. p. 428.
  7. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 7 February, 1903. Vol. XXXIII, No. 1,207, p. 21.
  8. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 7 March, 1903. Vol. XXXIII, No. 1,211, p. 21.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.


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