Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Welcome to the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn
Commodore John Barry
Irish Immigrant
Revolutionary War Hero
Father of the American Navy
Promoting Irish American culture, activities and events.


The group will depart from Duckin’ Donuts, 9243 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY at 9 AM aboard a chartered bus. Round trip costs $20. Make out checks to the “Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn” and mail to Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn, P. O. Box 090-824, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
The ship is in town to participate in Fleet Week, whose activities culminate around the Memorial Day Weekend. Its homeport is the Sullivan Piers, Stapleton, Staten Island. The Club and the Ship have the same namesake, Commodore John Barry, father of the US Navy. 
On board, they will have an opportunity to meet the ship’s officers and crew and tour the ship.
The Barry Club has had a long relationship with this ship. President Mary Nolan was one of the dignitaries at its commissioning in 1992.

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015, 8 AM.  Philadelphia Trip.
​Members and guests of the Commodore Barry Club will depart from Duncin' Donuts, 9243 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY with a Staten Island pick up at Clove Rd. Exit of the SIE.
Attendance at 11 AM Mass in historic Old St. Mary's Church, 252 So. 4th St, Philadelphia is optional. A wreath laying ceremony at Commodore Barry's grave in the nearby cemetery will follow. 
They then will visit the Potato Famine Memorial, a magnificent life size bronze statue ensemble.
Lunch will be at the Commodore Barry Irish Center, 6815 Emlen Street and Carpenter Lane, Lunch very reasonably priced! Music and dancing through the afternoon will follow. 
Members will join with many members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from neighboring States.
Return approximately 6:30 PM same day.
Cost of the round trip is $35 per person payable to the "Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn," at Commodore Barry Club, PO Box 824, Brooklyn, NY 11209.



On Wednesday, 15 April 2015 the Commodore Barry Club participated in the the New York Council Navy League Commodore John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature at historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City.

The event began with a 6pm Reception in the Flag Gallery, Fraunces Tavern Museum, sponsored by the Naval Historical Foundation and by the National Maritime Historical Society, followed by Dinner at 7pm in the Bissell Room. 
The 2015 Commodore John Barry Book Award was presented to Craig L. Symonds noted author of NEPTUNE:The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings. Symonds is Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. He is the author of many books on American naval history, and this superb volume is a complete account of the vital Naval operations in support of D-Day. In his presentation to the audience, he brought to life the Allied assault from the sea on the Normandy coast. A lively Q & A followed.

The annual Commodore John Barry Book Award was established by the New York Council, Navy League of the United States, to recognize significant contributions to American Maritime Literature. The inspiration for this Award is the life and service of Commodore John Barry (1745-1803) a Continental Navy hero of the Revolutionary War, later chosen by President George Washington to build and lead the new United States Navy, successor to the Continental Navy. 

Pres. Mary Nolan addresses the gathering.
J. Robert Lunney MC's the event.
Fr. Gerald Murray offers an invocation.
Craig L. Symonds speaks.
USS Barry. Courtesy of US Navy.