to the home page for our ship, the USS Barney. This website is dedicated to the ship,
and to the officers and men who served their country aboard her.
USS Barney was one of the first of a new line of destroyer, the Charles
F. Adams class- the first class of ship built from the keel up to
be a missile destroyer- and she was a formidable weapon.
The Barney carried two 5” guns, A twin missile launcher, ASROC
and acoustic homing torpedoes. All things considered it was a very
potent weapons platform.
Capable of 30+ knots, she had the ability to be anywhere
in the world in a matter of days.
Barney served her country from her participation in the blockade of Cuba
during the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 60’s until just before the
outbreak of Operation Desert Storm.
This included serving with distinction in Vietnam.
aboard! If you served on the Barney between 1962 and 1990, we’d
appreciate it if you would register, so we can keep you informed of
reunions and special events.
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