Allied Warships

USS Barry (DD 248)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassClemson 
PennantDD 248 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down26 Jul 1919 
Launched28 Oct 1920 
Commissioned28 Dec 1920 
End service21 Jun 1945 
History

Decommissioned 20 December 1932
Recommissioned 20 June 1933
Converted to High Speed Transport APD-29 on 15 January 1944
Barry was irreparably damaged by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft on 25 May 1945. She was decomissioned on 21 June 1945 and later on that day she was towed from the harbor of Kerama Retto to be used as a decoy for the kamikazes. While under tow she was attacked by Japanese kamikaze planes and sunk along with her escort LSM 59.

 

Commands listed for USS Barry (DD 248)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Marchant Cole, USN1 May 193915 Feb 1941
2Luther Kendrick Reynolds, USN15 Feb 194121 Sep 1942
3Lcmdr John Francis Flynn, USN21 Sep 194222 Sep 1943
4Herbert Dudley Hill, USNR22 Sep 19435 Sep 1944
5Clemens Francis Hand, USNR5 Sep 194421 Jun 1945

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