The first USS Barry (Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 2) was launched 22 March 1902 by Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Co, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; sponsored by Miss Charlotte Adams Barnes, great-grandniece of Commodore Barry: and commissioned 24 November 1902, Lieutenant N. E. Erwin in command.

Barry was assigned to the 1st Torpedo Flotilla, Coast Squadron, North Atlantic Fleet, and during the summer of 1903 participated in maneuvers off the New England coast. In December 1903 she departed the east coast and sailed via the Suez Canal to the Asiatic Station, arriving in April 1904.

On the Asiatic Station she served with the 1st Torpedo Flotilla, Battleship Squadron, until August 1917, except for two short periods (2 April–21 December 1908 and 21 October 1912–24 June 1913) out of commission.

Barry departed the Philippine Islands on 1 August 1917 and sailed via the Suez Canal for Gibraltar, arriving 20 October. She escorted merchantmen in the Mediterranean until August 1918 and arrived at Charleston, South Carolina on 5 September 1918. She remained there until the end of the year performing patrol and convoy duties.

In January 1919, Barry left for the Philadelphia Navy Yard, where she went out of commission on 28 June 1919. She was sold on 3 January 1920.

Source: Naval History & Heritage Command including the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.