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The Navy developed new cruisers, destroyers, frigates, mine countermeasures vessels, patrol ships, amphibious ships, and auxiliary vessels to meet Cold War challenges. Tomahawk land attack missiles enabled surface warships to hit enemy sites hundreds of miles inland for the first time. The guns of veteran World War II battleships also continued to hit vital targets ashore.

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Display Ship Barry

USS Barry (DD 933)

The destroyer USS Barry (DD 933), a Cold War veteran of the 1958 U.S. landing in Beirut, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam War, is a display ship now open to the public at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. This 360 degree panorama gives a detailed view of Barry's bridge.
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Educational Videos

play videoAdmiral Burke Takes Command (1955):  On 17 August 1955, Admiral Arleigh Burke was sworn in as Chief of Naval Operations, in a ceremony at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-29.

play videoPegasus: Vanguard of the New Navy (released 1975):  Hydrofoil technology of USS Pegasus (PHM-1) is the subject of this 1975 Navy documentary. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-20.

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