Guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52)

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Basic information

Commodore John Barry
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Ship measurements

6,900 t
154 m
18 m
9.4 m


Propulsion system:
  • 4 * General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines
  • 100,000 shp (75,000 kW)
  • 2 * Shafts
30 knots
4,400 nautical miles at 20 knots (8,100 km at 37 km/h)



Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 2 * rigid hull inflatable boats
  • AN/SPY-1D 3D radar (Flight I,II,IIa)
  • AN/SPY-6 AESA 3D radar (Flight III)
  • AN/SPS-67(V)2 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPS-73(V)12 surface-search radar
  • AN/SPG-62 fire-control radar
  • AN/SQS-53C sonar array
  • AN/SQR-19 tactical towed array sonar
  • AN/SQQ-28 LAMPS III shipboard system
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/SLQ-25 Nixie Torpedo Countermeasures
  • MK 36 MOD 12 Decoy Launching System
  • MK 53 Nulka Decoy Launching System
  • AN/SLQ-39 CHAFF Buoys
  • 1 * 29 cell, 1 * 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launching systems with 90 * RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-ASROC missiles
  • 2 * Mk 141 Harpoon Missile Launcher SSM
  • 1 * Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm)
  • 2 * 25 mm chain gun
  • 4 * .50 caliber (12.7 mm) guns
  • 2 * 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
  • 2 * Mk 32 triple torpedo tubes
  • 2 * Sikorsky MH-60R helicopters can be embarked

USS Barry (DDG-52) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, commissioned in 1992. Barry is the fourth United States Navy ship named after the «Father of the American Navy», Commodore John Barry (1745–1803). Her homeport is Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan. Several improvements over Arleigh Burke exist on this ship and all following Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. They include the ability to refuel a helicopter and several other small improvements.

Barry's keel was laid down on 26 February 1990, at the Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was launched on 10 May 1991, and christened on 8 June 1991, by her sponsor Rose Cochran, wife of United States Senator Thad Cochran. Barry was commissioned into the U.S. Atlantic Fleet on 12 December 1992, and was placed under the command of Commander Gary Roughead. The commissioning ceremony took place at Naval Station Pascagoula in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Following ship's commissioning, Barry underwent Post Delivery Test and Trials (PDT&T). During this period, Barry tested every major system on board. An Operational Propulsion Plant Examination (OPPE) was conducted, with Barry receiving an overall grade of Excellent. Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trials (CSSQT) were also conducted that included 13 missile firings.

Barry has received many awards, including the Battenberg Cup for the years 1994, 1996, and 1998—making Barry one of only three ships (as of 2008) to have won the prestigious award three times. She has also been awarded the Battle E award 7 times, and received the Golden Anchor and Silver Anchor Awards for retention. More recently, in 2004 Barry received the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy for being the most improved ship in the Atlantic Fleet.

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