The following is a U.S. Navy video of Display Ship Barry being towed from its pier-side spot at Washington Navy Yard on May 7, 2016. The ship will be towed to the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pa. ahead of dismantling. Read More
The Navy is preparing to remove a display ship from the Washington Navy Yard on Saturday that has been pier-side for more than 30 years with no plans for a replacement, NAVSEA officials told USNI News on Friday. Read More
More than 50 former crew members, along with their families and local residents, gathered at Washington Navy Yard on Oct. 17 to remember the contributions of Display Ship Barry (DD-933). Read More
This breaking news post will be updated as new information becomes available.
There is no evidence there were shots fired at the Washington Navy Yard, and the FBI, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department and the Navy have given the all clear for the facility, according to the service. Read More
The U.S. Navy has a brief window of opportunity to ensure that a warship continues to grace Washington’s waterfront for another generation. Read More
This story has been updated to include new information from the Naval Support Activity Washington regarding the status of the display ship Barry in its pier and its ability to be towed away.
The Navy will remove the display ship Barry from Washington Navy Yard by next summer to avoid the ship becoming landlocked, and for now there are no plans to replace the decommissioned destroyer with another platform to draw visitors, the commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Washington told USNI News. Read More
The following is the Nov. 8, 2013 Judge Advocate General investigation into the Sept. 16, 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, released on March 18, 2014.
At 0744 on the morning of September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, an employee of The Experts, Inc., drove through the 6th Street Gate onto the Washington Navy Yard (WNY). He used his valid Common Access Card to gain access to the base. He parked in Building 28, a garage across the street from Building 197, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Headquarters. Read More
The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has decided to renovate and restore the site of the Sept. 16 Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting, according to a Monday statement from the service provided to USNI News. Read More
As I sat in my windowless office at the Washington Navy Yard on “lockdown” all day on Sept. 16 — unable to see or hear any of the mayhem that was occurring outside and also unable to assist, I felt helpless.
The FBI’s search for a suspected second shooter during the Sept. 16 lockdown at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard created extensive interior damage during the six hours before the law enforcement agency determined suspected shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone, said Naval Sea Systems commander Vice Adm. William Hilarides said at the Naval Submarine League Symposium in Falls Church, Va. on Thursday. Read More