USS BARRY
DDG 52
  
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The Barry (DDG 52), is the fourth ship in the United States Navy named after Captain Barry, the second in the Arleigh Burke-class of Aegis guided-missile destroyers and the first built by Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Mississippi. The construction began on March 13, 1989; Launched on May 10, 1991, and christened on June 8, by its sponsor, Mrs. Rose Cochran, wife of United States Senator Thad Cochran. Cmdr. Gary Roughead is the first commanding officer.

December 12, 1992 USS Barry was commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Pascagoula, Miss.

December 18, The guided-missile destroyer arrived at its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, Va., for the first time.

January 4, 1993 DDG 52 departed Norfolk for ammunition onload and Limited Type Training (LTT).

February 3, USS Barry underway for Post Delivery Test and Trials (PDT&T) and Combat Systems Ship's Qualifications Trials (CSSQT).

April 22, USS Barry arrived in Naval Station Pascagoula, Mississippi. Underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) from April 26-30.

May 3, The Barry entered the Ingalls Shipbuilding for a four-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). This availability included a 4-week dry-docking that included installation of the Navy's new generation Advanced Technology Design propellers, designed to reduce cavitation at high speed and improve fuel economy. Other improvements included installation of an Electro-Optical Sighting System (EOSS), application of Passive Countermeasure System (PCMS) material, tank stiffening and installation of a gray water collection system.

October 21, Cmdr. James G. Stavridis relieved Capt. Gary Roughead as commanding officer of the Barry.

November 7, USS Barry departed homeport to take part in Operation Support Democracy in Haiti. Barry's duties included enforcing the embargo of arms and petroleum products to the island nation. Port call to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., from Dec. 3-6.

From January 27 through Feb. 21, 1994, the Barry was underway for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) ,as part of USS George Washington (CVN 73) Battle Group. Port visit to St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, from Feb. 3-7. Underway again from March 4-19 in the Puerto Rican Op. Area for exercise Hornet's Nest.

April 6, DDG 52 arrived at Craney Island, Va., for a two-day magnetic deperming. Underway for Fleet Exercise (FLEETEX) 2-94 from April 8-22.

May 20, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for its maiden Mediterranean deployment.

June 2, The Barry arrived in Portsmouth, England, for a three-day port call before participating in a D-Day celebration off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. Port call to Cork, Ireland, from June 7-9.

June 17, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a two-day port call after participating in exercise Swordfish '94.

June 22, USS Barry arrived in Toulon Naval Base, France, for an eight-day port visit for repairs to fuel tanks. Port call to Cannes from July 1-6 for Independence Day celebration.

August 9, USS Barry arrived in Corfu, Greece, for a two-day visit after supporting Operation Redcrown, in the Adriatic Sea, from July 10- Aug. 8. Port visit to St. Raphael, France, from Aug. 14-18.

August 19, DDG 52 arrived in Naples, Italy, for a 10-day maintenance availability with USS Puget Sound.

From Sept. 4-29, the Barry again assumed duties as air control unit of all NSTO forces ("Red Crown") in the Adriatic. Participated in exercise Dynamic Guard from Sept. 30- Oct. 6.

October 8, USS Barry transited Suez Canal in response to Iraq's massing of troops on the Kuwaiti border.

October 28, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Manama, Bahrain, for a brief port call after participating in Operation Vigilant Warrior, Oct. 15-27. Port call to Rota, Spain, from Nov. 7-8.

November 17, USS Barry returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

April 3, 1995 The Barry underway for sea trials after a three-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Underway for ammunition onload at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., from May 8-10.

June 2, DDG 52 returned to homeport after a four-week underway period. Port calls to Nassau, Bahamas, (May 18-20); Annapolis, Md., (May 26-31) and Baltimore (May 31- June 1). Underway again in the Virginia Capes OPAREA from June 19-29. Moored at Nauticus Pier in downtown Norfolk from June 30- July 4. Underway for trainings in VACAPES Op. Area from: July 5-7; July 10-12; July 18-20; July 26-27; Aug. 28-31; and Sept. 5-8.

From Sept. 28 through Oct. 30, the Barry was underway in the Puerto Rican OPAREA for COMPTUEX. Port calls to Naval Station Roosevelt Roads (Oct. 9-11) and Naval Station Mayport, Fla., (Oct. 26-29). Underway for the second part of COMPTUEX from Nov. 3-9 in the Virginia Capes Operation Area.

From Nov. 29- Dec. 16, the guided-missile destroyer was underway for Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 96-1.

December 15, Cmdr. Kevin M. Quinn relieved Cmdr. James G. Stavridis as CO of DDG 52.

January 26, 1996 USS Barry departed Norfolk for its second Mediterranean deployment with the GW BG.

February 11, The Barry relieved USS Normandy (CG 60) in the Adriatic Sea as "Red Crown."

February 21, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Palma, Spain, for a brief port visit before participating in exercise SHAREM 114, Feb. 23-28. Port call to Alicante, Spain, from March 2-6; and St. Raphael, France, from March 8-12. Operation Destined Glory March 13-17.

April 11, USS Barry arrived in Corfu, Greece, for a four-day visit after its second tour in Adriatic in support of Redcrown, March 20- April 9. Port call to Izmir, Turkey, from April 16-19.

April 24, DDG 52 arrived in Koper, Slovenia, for a five-day port visit. Third "Redcrown" operation from April 30 through May 13.

May 16, USS Barry pulled into Limassol, Cyprus, for a four-day port call. Port visit to Rhodes, Greece, from May 21-28.

May 29, The Barry pulled into Naples, Italy, for a 10-day maintenance availability with USS Simon Lake.

June 15, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a brief port call after participating in exercise Freedom 96-3.

June 18, USS Barry arrived in Mykonos, Greece, for a week-long port visit. Port calls to Palma de Mallorca (July 2-6) and Malaga (July 7-12).

July 23, USS Barry returned to homeport after a two-day "Tiger Cruise" from Bermuda, completing the six-month deployment.

October 17, The Barry entered the NORSHIPCO shipyard for a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Underway for sea trials from Jan. 22-23, 1997.

February 27, DDG 52 arrived at Naval Station Mayport for a four-day port call. Ammunition onload at NWS Yorktown from March 4-6.

March 28, USS Barry pulled into Port Canaveral, Fla., for a four-day port call. Underway for TSTA I in the VACAPES from May 1-2; 5-9; and 12-16th. Underway for TSTA II from June 16-20 and June 23-25.

June 27, Cmdr. Mark K. Seglem relieved Cmdr. Kevin M. Quinn as the 4th CO of USS Barry during a change-of-command ceemony on board the ship at Norfolk.

From July 14-18, the guided-missile destroyer was underway for TSTA III. Underway for FEP from July 28- Aug. 1. Ammunition onload at NWS Yorktown from Aug. 18-21.

August 22, USS Barry entered the dry-dock at Metro Machine Shipyards in Norfolk, Va., for an emergency repair to its hydraulic fluid leak in the starboard shaft.

September 8, The Barry departed homeport for a three-week underway period in the Puerto Rican OPAREA.

September 12, DDG 52 pulled into Naval Station Roosevelt Roads for a brief port call before participating in firing exercises at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility. Port visit to Nassau, Bahamas, from Sept. 26-28.

November 15, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled Middle East deployment.

November 23, The Barry pulled into Las Palmas, Spain, for a two-day visit to Gran Canaria.

December 1, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Souda Bay, Greece, for a six-day port call. Port visits to Rhodes, Greece, (Dec. 12-15); Antalya, Turkey, (18-21) and Haifa, Israel, (Dec. 23- Jan. 2).

January 3, 1998 USS Barry transited the Suez Canal. Brief port call to Djibouti for fuel on Jan. 7. Port visits to Dubai, U.A.E., from Jan. 23-26; Feb. 22-26; and March 8-14.

April 2, The Barry arrived in Manama, Bahrain, for a four-day port call after participating in exercise Iron Siren, in the South Arabian Gulf, from March 23-31.

April 28, DDG 52 arrived in Malaga, Spain, for a three-day port call. Anchored off Bermuda on May 11 to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.

May 13, USS Barry returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.

June 29, The guided-missile destroyer arrived at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., to offload ordnance. Commenced a two-month SRA on July 7. Weapons onload at NWS Yorktown from Aug. 18-21. Underway for sea trials from Sept. 8-9.

September 10, The Barry arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., for a three-day port visit. Ammunition onload at NWS Yorktown from Oct. 20-23.

December 11, Cmdr. John M. Chandler relieved Cmdr. Mark K. Seglem as commanding officer of the USS Barry.

January 19, 1999 The Barry departed homeport for a three-day underway to conduct routine training. Unrway again from Feb. 8-11; Feb. 16-19; March 23-24 and March 29.

April 6, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for a 17-day underway period for Group Sail in the Puerto Rican OPAREA.

April 12, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Naval Station Roosevelt Roads for a brief port call. Anchored off St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, April 15, for a four-day visit.

June 4, USS Barry departed Norfolk for a Dependent's Day Cruise. Underway again from June 8-10; June 15-17; June 22-24 and June 29- July 1.

From August 2-6, the Barry was underway for Group Sail operations with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) BG. Underway again from Sept. 7-10. Emergency sortie on Sept. 15 to avoid Hurricane Floyd.

From Sept. 27 through Oct. 28, USS Barry was underway for a Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) 00-1. Port call to St. Croix, V.I., from Oct. 8-12.

December 3, DDG 52 departed homeport for a 12-day underway to participate in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). Ammunition onload at NWS Yorktown from Jan. 18-20, 2000. Underway in the VACAPES Op. Area from Feb. 18-22.

April 3, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment as part of the Eisenhower Battle Group.

April 14, The Barry pulled into Cobh, Ireland, for a four-day port visit.

April 24, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off the coast of Bizerte, Tunisia, fora two-day port visit before participating in exercise Nadors with the Tunisian Navy.

May 1, USS Barry arrived in La Maddalena, Italy, for a week-long port visit to get tender support services from USS Emory S. Land (AS 39). Port call to Haifa, Israel, from May 12-17. Transited Suez Canal on May 19. Brief port call to Aden, Jemen, on 23rd for refuel.

May 29, The Barry moored to Deep Water Jetty, Berth 10, for a four-day port visit to Manama, Bahrain. Port call to Dubai, U.A.E., from June 18-22. Another visit to Manama from July 1-5.

July 18, USS Barry anchored off Wudham, Oman, for a three-day port visit before participating in exercise Kunjar Hadd with the British, French and Omani Navies. Port call to Muscat, Oman, from July 28- Aug. 2.

August 1, Cmdr. William P. Bingham relieved Cmdr. John M. Chandler as CO of DDG 52 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship in Muscat.

August 16, USS Barry pulled again into Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a four-day port visit. Brief port call to Aden on Aug. 26 for refuel.

September 1, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Rhodes, Greece, for a three-day port visit. Port call to Trieste, Italy, from Sept. 9-11.

September 14, The Barry anchored off Ibiza, Spain, for a four-day visit. Port call to Malaga from Sept. 19-23.

October 1, USS Barry returned to homeport after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).

October 20, The Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk to offload ordnance at NWS Yorktown. Returned on 22nd. Underway in Virginia Capes OPAREA from Nov. 28- Dec. 1.

April 18, 2001 DDG 52 departed for a two-day sea trials after a four-month maintenance availability while pierside at NS Norfolk.

May 17, The guided-missile destroyer departed homeport for routine training off Virginia Capes.

May 23, USS Barry moored at Bow Sullivan's Pier, Staten Island, for a seven-day port visit to participate in Fleet Week New York. Underway for Midshipman Cruise from June 25-28. Underway again for routine training from July 16-19.

August 9, The Barry anchored off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine, for a four-day visit to participate in a Lobster Festival in Winter Harbor. Returned home on Aug. 20. Underway again from Aug. 27-31.

September 27, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for a two-week underway period. The ship visited Port Canaveral, Fla., from Oct. 4-9. Underway from Dec. 17-19.

Frmo January 9-18, 2002, the Barry was underway for Final Evaluation Problem (FEP). Underway again for FEP preparations from Feb. 1-8; Underway for Group Sail, Feb. 11-15.

February 22, Cmdr. Terrence E. Culton relieved Cmdr. William P. Bingham as commanding officer of USS Barry.

March 22, The Barry departed Norfolk for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Puerto Rican Op. Area and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).

April 22, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, P.R., for a three-day port call. Returned home on May 6.

May 24, USS Barry departed Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for a Dependent's Day Cruise back to Norfolk. Underway from May 28- June 4. Underway for SACCEX with the USS Nassau (LHA 4) ARG from June 10-14. Another Underway Demonstration Preparations from June 18-28. Underway for sea trials from Aug. 15-17.

August 20, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. Port call to Gibraltar, British overseas territory, from Aug. 30- Sept. 3.

September 5, The Barry arrived in Toulon Naval Base for a brief port visit. Port call to Souda Bay, Greece, from Sept. 18-22. Transited Suez Canal on 24th.

October 31, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Fujairah, U.A.E., for a brief port call to refuel.

November 2, USS Barry pulled into Mina Salman Port for an eight-day visit to Manama, Bahrain. Another port call to Mina Salman from Nov. 15-18. Entered the dry-dock at Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard "ASRY" Shipyards in Manama on Nov. 18 for repairs to starboard shafts. Underway on Nov. 30. Transited Suez Canal on Dec. 19.

December 23, DDG 52 arrived in Trieste, Italy, for a four-day port visit. Port call to Gibraltar from Dec. 31- Jan. 4.

January 6, 2003 The Barry arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a five-day port visit. Brief port call to Ponta Delgada, Portugal, on 15th to take on fuel.

January 23, USS Barry returned to homeport after a five-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.

March 14, The Barry arrived in Savannah, Ga., for a five-day port visit to participate in St. Patrick's Day festivities. Returned home on March 21. Pulled into NWS Yorktown on 26th to offload ordnance. Underway for a Multinational Maritime Exercise from April 3-11. Underway for routine training from April 28- May 7.

June 23, USS Barry entered the NORSHIPCO shipyard for a four-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

October 30, The guided-missile destroyer departed Naval Station Norfolk for sea trials. Ammunition onload at NWS Yorktown from Nov. 5-6. Underway in VACAPES from Nov. 12-18. Underway again from Dec. 3-5.

December 5, Cmdr. Charles C. Denman, III relieved Cmdr. Terrence E. Culton as the 8th CO of DDG 52 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship at sea.

January 12, 2004 USS Barry departed Norfolk for an 11-day underway in the Virginia Capes Op. Area to conduct routine training. Underway again from Feb. 9-13; Feb. 23-27; March 1-2; March 3-5; March 15-19; March 29-31.

April 26, The Barry returned to homeport after a 20-day underway with the Cruiser Destroyer Group (CRUDESGRU) Two's Group Sail operations. The ship participated in a Sink Exercise (SINKEX) on 25th, involving the decommissioned dock landing ship USS Portland (LSD 37).

May 26, The guided-missile destroyer moored at Pier 88 in New York City for a six-day port visit to participate in Fleet Week 2004.

June 4, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk to participate in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and in support of Summer Pulse '04, as part of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) CSG.

July 5, DDG 52 arrived in Taragona, Spain, for a four-day port visit before participating in a multinational exercise Majestic Eagle, off the coast of Morocco. Returned home on 25th.

August 17, The Barry entered the dry-dock at NORSHIPCO Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. Returned to Naval Station Norfolk on 26th.

September 13, The guided-missile destroyer underway for a Family Day Cruise to NWS Yorktown. Ammunition onload from Sept. 13-16.

October 13, USS Barry departed homeport for a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet AoR.

October 22, The Barry arrived at HMNB Clyde in Faslane, Scotland, for a three-day port call before participating in a multinational exercise Joint Maritime Course 04-3.

November 3, USS Barry pulled into Naval Station Rota, Spain, for a three-day port call. Transited Suez Canal on Nov. 12. Port visit to Manama, Bahrain, from Nov. 19-23.

December 23, DDG 52 arrived in Muscat, Oman, for a four-day port visit after conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), in the Gulf of Oman, from Dec. 7-23.

April 10, 2005 The Barry departed Portsmouth, England, after a routine port call.

April 18, USS Barry returned to Norfolk after a six-month deployment in support of Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism.

February 10, 2006 The Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk to participate in a coalition course in the North Atlantic with ships from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark. Neptune Warrior is designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare the participants for a role in a Coalition Joint Task Force during upcoming deployments.

March 11, USS Barry departed Faslane, Scotland, after completing the exercise Neptune Warrior.

June 2, The Barry is currently in port of Lagos, Nigeria, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy. The port visit and participation in the "Golden Jubilee” is the latest in a series of engagements involving several Gulf of Guinea nations designed to strengthen enduring and emerging partnerships and support maritime safety and security measures.

July 13, The guided-missile destroyer arrived in Souda Bay, Crete, for a routine port visit. USS Barry is scheduled to participate in a multinational exercise Sea Breeze, in the Black Sea. Nations participating in exercise Sea Breeze 2006 include Georgia, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.

July 20, USS Barry is currently conducting operations off the coast of Lebanon. DDG 52 is recently directed to assist in the departure of U.S. citizens from that country. The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon has requested military assistance to help American citizens who wish to depart Lebanon to leave in a secure and orderly manner.

September 7, USS Barry is currently in the eastern Mediterranean as part of Joint Task Force Lebanon, along with USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Hue City (CG 66) and USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196). Since the current Middle East crisis between Israel and Hezbollah militants began in mid-July, the "sea bridge" provided by Department of Defense (DoD) assets has helped nearly 15,000 American citizens safely depart Lebanon, while assisting in the distribution of millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people.

October ?, Cmdr. William B. Seamam Jr. relieved Cmdr. Jeffrey Wolstenholme as CO of the USS Barry.

April 7, 2008 DDG 52 is currently transiting the Atlantic Ocean to participate in the Joint Warrior 081, a United Kingdom-led multi-national warfare exercise, off the coast of Scotland April 19- May 2; Inport Halifax, N.S., from May 20-2?.

August 10, USS Barry, commanded by Cmdr. Douglas L. Edson, departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Standing Naval Maritime Groups.

August 23, The Barry recently moored at HMNB Portsmouth, England, for a routine port call.

October 17, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Poti, Georgia, for a scheduled port call.

October 23, The Barry run aground, about 10:30 a.m. local time, as it was entering the port of Samsun, Turkey, about 200 yards from the pier. No damage was made to the ship.

October 28, DDG 52 pulled into Varna, Bulgaria, for a three-day port call.

November 7, The Barry arrived in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a routine port call.

November 19, The guided-missile destroyer recently arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, for a brief port visit.

January 4, 2009 USS Barry pulled into Valetta, Malta, for a five-day port visit to mark the 100th anniversary of the "Great White Fleet," a historic U.S. Navy goodwill voyage around the world that included a stop in Malta in 1909.

January 13, DDG 52 recently arrived in Augusta Bay, Sicily, for a routine port call.

February 28, USS Barry returned to homeport after six-and-a-half month underway period.

April 2, 2010 USS Barry moored at HMNB Portsmouth, England, for a routine port call.

April 25, The Barry departed Faslane, Scotland, after participated in a multinational exercise Joint Warrior 10-1, from April 10-23.

May 9, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Norfolk Naval Station. USS Barry is currently part of the AURIGA Carrier Task Group (CTG), lead by the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal (R07). AURIGA is the major Royal Navy deployment of 2010, exercising on the eastern Seaboard of North America and in the western Atlantic.

June 3, DDG 52 pulled into Mayport Naval Station for a scheduled port call.

June 6, USS Barry is currently off the coast of eastern Florida participating in the Southeast Anti-Submarine Warfare Integration Training Initiative (SEASWITI) exercise 10-3.

June 27, The guided-missile destroyer recently arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate the Canadian Naval Centennial and International Fleet Review.

August 6, USS Barry returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a five-month deployment.

October 5, The Barry is currently participating in a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) CSG.

January 13, 2011 USS Barry departed Norfolk for a scheduled deployment.

January 29, DDG 52 arrived in Valletta, Malta, for a four-day port visit.

February 10, The Barry arrived in Djibouti, Djibouti, for a brief port call.

March 19, USS Barry, USS Stout (DDG 55), USS Providence (SSN 719), USS Scranton (SSN 756), USS Florida (SSGN 728) and HMS Triumph (S93) launched approximately 110 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs), after 8 p.m. local time in the Mediterranean Sea, at more than 20 key Libyan air defense, surface-to-air missile sites and communication nodes in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

March 29, The guided-missile destroyer fired 22 Tomahawk TLAMs at weapon storage sites, for surface-to-surface missiles, around Tripoli.

March 31, USS Barry pulled into Augusta Bay, Italy, for a port call after Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey Dawn was disestablished and NATO's Unified Protector assumed command of the entire mission March 30.

May 11, The Barry departed Rhodes, Greece, after a six-day port visit.

June 14, Cmdr. Kevin P. Byrne relieved Cmdr. Adolfo H. Ibarra as CO of the USS Barry during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Gaeta, Italy. DDG 52 returned to Mediterranean Sea after transiting Suez Canal on June 5.

June 26, USS Barry pulled into Rota, Spain, for a routine port call. The guided-missile destroyer departed Gaeta, Italy, June 17 after a four-day port visit.

July 13, The Barry moored at Pier 2 in Naval Station Newport, R.I., for a brief stop to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.

July 15, USS Barry returned to homeport after a six-month underway period in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. The ship launched 55 TLAM's in support of OOD.

July 10, 2012 The guided-missile destroyer recently completed an Extended Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (E-DSRA) at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in Norfolk, Va.

October 26, The Barry emergency sortied from Naval Station Norfolk to avoid the Hurricane Sandy.

November 30, Cmdr. Thomas J. Dickinson relieved Cmdr. Kevin P. Byrne as CO of DDG 52.

February 3, 2013 USS Barry returned to Norfolk after a three-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the USS Harry S. Truman CSG.

February 7, USS Barry departed Naval Station Norfolk for an independent Mediterranean deployment with the primary focus on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) operations.

February 8, The Barry recently moored at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., for "safe haven" because of an approaching winter storm. Underway on Feb. 11.

February 23, USS Barry departed Augusta Bay, Italy, to participate in at-sea phase of NATO's largest Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) exercise Proud Manta 2013, in the Ionian Sea.

March 5, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Naples, Italy, for a two-day port call.

March 8, DDG 52 arrived in Naval Support Activity Souda Bay at Crete, Greece, for a two-day port call before participating in at-sea phase of annual joint exercise Noble Dina, in the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean.

April 8, USS Barry pulled into Rhodes, Greece, for a three-day port visit. Inport Souda Bay from April 29- May 1 and May 22-24.

June 28, The Barry moored at Piraeus, Greece, for a four-day port visit. Inport Corfu, Greece, from Aug. 10-14; Inport Souda Bay again from Sept. 4-5.

September 27, BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., was awarded a $40 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for the USS Barry's Extended Selected Restricted Availability (ESRA). Work is expected to be completed by October 2014.

October 25, The guided-missile destroyer departed Souda Bay after a routine port call.

November 8, USS Barry returned to Norfolk after an extended nine-month deployment.

April 25, 2014 Cmdr. Patrick M. Foster relieved Cmdr. Thomas J. Dickinson as the 15th CO of Barry during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at BAE shipyard.