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USS Barney was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer laid down on August 10, 1959 and launched on December 10, the following year. It was commissioned on August 11, 1962 under Comdr. Joseph J. Doak’s command with the hull number DDG-6 and served in the US Navy for 28 years until it was decommissioned on December 17, 1990. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 354 people on board and had the main missions in Norfolk, the Mediterranean Sea, Cuba, the Virgin Islands or Hampton Roads. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on November 20, 1992 and sold for scrapping in 1994.