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coMMANoER oTTo D. TIDERMAN
Commander TIOERMAN enrered The Navy in i943 and aTTended Oulce UniversiTy as a sTudenT in
The V-l2 Program. l-le was commissioned in July T945 from US Naval Rese lVl'd h'
, . rve i s ipmen S
School aT Columbia UniversiTy and Transferred To The Re ular Na ' l91l '
Q vy in 7. The Three years fol
lowing commissioning he served on minesweepers, parTicipaTing in mine clearance operaTions IU
ln T948 he reporTed To The USS HARLAN R DICKSON
, . COO-7085 and served as OperaTions and
CIC Officer. AfTer Two and one-half years aboard The OlCKSON he assumed command of The USS
Commander TIOERMAN aTTended General Line School in lVlOUT9V9Y,California in TQ53. l-le remain-
ed in MonTerey asa sTudenT in The CommunicaTions Curriculum of The Naval RosTgraduaTe School.
During The nexT four and one-half years he had communicaTions assignmenTsg firsT, as Communica-
Tions Officer on The STaff of Commander Min E '
e orce, Racific EleeT, and Then aboard The USS WOR-
In l959, he reTurned To The U.S. Naval RosTgraduaTe School as a CIC and TacTics lnsTrucTor in
The General Line School. AfTer Two years ashore C
, ommander TIOERMAN was ordered To sea as
ExecuTive Officer of The USS LEONARD E. MASON COO-Sf-QD, a ship homeporTed in Japan. OurinQ
This Tour, in December l96l, he was promoTed To his presenT rank. In June i962 he reporTed To
Commander Mine EloTilla ONE as Chief STaff Officer. I
ln July T963 Commander -lFlOERlVlAN
Rh d I I d , T d T I Th N revcleiyed ogders To aTTend The Naval War -College, Newpgnri,
oe san asasuenin e ava ara, ,FII ' - W -
lege, he reporTed To The USS BARRY in Jul VRQCSZUVSS O Owing gmdumlon from me or O
Y To assume command.
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The U.S.S. BARRY was launched on I Ocfober I955 aT The
BaTh Iron Works, BaTh, Maine. Mrs. Erancis Rogers, greaT grand-
niece of The ship's namesake, acTed as sponsor. The ship was
commissioned on 7 SepTember I956 aT BosTon, MassachuseTTs as
one of The EorresT Sherman IDD-93lj class. The Third ship To be
named BARRY, The IDD-933D is equipped wiTh modern conven-
Tional armamenT and has much greaTer firepower Than any previous
class of desTroyers. The messing and berfhing spaces are air-
condiTioned. BARRY's dimensions are: overall IengTh 4211 feeT,
egxgbirqe Sbeam 45 feeT, drafT 20 feeT, and load displacemenf
, on .
BARRY's firsT cruise in I956 afTer shakedown Training Took her
Through The Panama Canal and down The wesTern coasT of SouTh
America. In The busy years since Then her operaTing schedule
has Taken her To MediTerranean and NorThern European waTers
Three Times, several Times To The Caribbean and once To The
WesTern Pacific on a world cruise. In The summer of l958, while
operaTing wiTh The SixTh EIeeT, BARRY parTicipaTed in The U.S.
landings in Lebanon, receiving visiTs aT sea from The SecreTary
of The Navy and Commander SixTh Eleef.
I-Ier firsT regular shipyard overhaul commenced aT BosTon in
OcTober of I958 and was compleTed in March of I959. During
This lengrhy overhaul a major alTeraTion To The ship's bow was
accomplished for The insTaIIaTion of a new bow-mounTed sonar
dome. This was The proToType model of The SQS-23 sonar. Sub-
sequenT TesTs, Trials and evaluaTions aboard BARRY were To
demonsTraTe The reIiabiIiTy and effecTiveness of The SQS-23 sonar
for laTer fIeeT-wide insTallaTion. AfTer a second shipyard avail-
abiIiTy during The summer of I96l, BARRY began a vigorous
period of acTiviTy including refresher Training aT Guanfanamo Bay
and I-lunTer-Killer Group ASW exercises. In The summer of l962
BARRY deployed To The MediTerranean. ShorTIy afTer her reTurn
To The WesTern ATlanTic area, BARRY was called upon To parTic-
ipaTe in The ' 'quaranTine" of Cuba.
During The summer monThs of 1963 BARRY visiTed I-Ialifax,
Bermuda and New York as parT of The annual Midshipmen Training
program. She was a key figure in The exTensive Torpedo per-
formance evaIuaTion in GcTober I963. Early in I964 BARRY
won a commendaTion for her prompT reacTion and heroic efforTs
while fighTing a fire aboard The U.S.S. ANTARES TAKS-335.
In The fall of I9o1l BARRY again deployed To European waTers
in company wiTh oTher DesTroyer Squadron 211 ships and The carrier
WASP CCVS-183. She was now squadron flagship. During The de-
pIoymenT BARRY operaTed for a Time wiTh NATO forces in The
Norwegian Sea, crossing The ArcTic Circle on QI SepTember 196-41.
Proceeding souTh To The Mediferraneari, BARRY visiTed Valencia,
Spain, Palma de Mallorca, Marseilles and Toulon, Erance and
Naples, lTaly, before refurning To The STaTes in Time for The ChrisT-
mas holidays. A busy spring schedule followed, wiTh The ship
spending February and March of I965 in The Caribbean for annual
spring Training exercises. In June BARRY Gcfed as assisTanT
recovery ship for The Gemini Eour space shoT. IT was a mosT
memorable experience for all hands.
The summer of I965 was highlighred wiTh The awarding of The
Squadron BaTTIe Efficiency ' ' E" To BARRY as a symbol of her
operaTionaI and professional compeTance parTicularly in The
field of ASW.
In mid-AugusT, The officers and men of BARRY IGGrned ThaT
The ship was soon To deploy To The Wesfern Pacific in supporT of
The VieTnam War. AfTer vigorous preparaTion, BARRY and five
oTher desTroyers of DesTroyer Squadron 211 deparTed NewporT on
29 SepTember on whaT was To become a world cruise. Eor The
second Time since her commissioning she passed Through The
Panama Canal.STeaming wesT across The Pacific, BARRY sTopped
aT Islawaii, Midway and Japan before ioining up wiTh The SevenTh
I:leeT in The SouTh China Sea. In nearly four monThs on sTaTion,
BARRY parTicipaTed in air-sTrike operaTions wiTh The nuclear
powered aTTack carrier U.S.S. ENTERPRISE ICVACNI-65D againsT
NorTh VieTnam, fired shore bombardmenT missions in The MeKong
DelTa and supporTed Marine Troops ashore on OperaTion Double
Eagle in Quang Ngai Province. She was a member of The historic
ENTERPRISE Task Group 77.7 when The firsT combaT sorTies
were flown from a nuclear powered ship on 'Q December I965.
The squadron reioined laTe in Eebruary I966 for The reTurn
TransiT To The UniTed STaTes via The Indian Ocean and The Suez
Canal. Dipping souTh, BARRY crossed The EquaTor on 27 Eebru-
ary I966 enrouTe To Penang, Malaysia and Cochin, India. BARRY
compleTed her circumnavigaTion of The world upon reTurn To New-
porT in early April I966, following a fourTh passage of The
CurrenTI BARRY is commanded by Commander O D Tiderman
U.S. Navyyand is The flagship for CapTain C.A. Sander, Navy,l
Commander DesTroyer Squadron 211.
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