From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, Vol. I, p. 101.
Born in County Wexford, Ireland, in 1745 John Barry was appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy 7 December 1775. He commanded Lexington and Alliance. He was seriously wounded 29 May 1781 while in command of Alliance during her capture of HMS Atalanta and Trepassy. Appointed senior captain upon the establishment of the U. S. Navy. he commanded the frigate United States in the Quasi-War with France. Commodore Barry died at Strawberry Hill, near Philadelphia, 13 September 1803 and was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Philadelphia.
(DD-933: dp. 2780; l. 418'6", b. 46' dr. 19'6"; cpl. 337; cl. Forrest Sherman)
The third Barry (DD-933) was launched 1 October 1955 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath Maine; sponsored by Mrs. Francis Rogers, great-grandniece of Commodore Barry, and commissioned 9 July 1956, Commander I. C. Kidd, Jr., in command.