Boo! Haunted ship visits Washington, D.C.


A display ship moonlights as a haunted house Friday night at the Washington Navy Yard. // U.S. Navy

A ship is making a Halloween port call in Washington, D.C., and not just any ship — ghost ship Barry.

“Hundreds have served onboard, but some never left,” reads the invitation to the haunted ship, written by the Naval History and Heritage Command. “Come and find out who still haunts the decks of display ship Barry…”

For those who dare, the ghoulish ship — a decommissioned destroyer which spends the rest of the year tied up as a fairly staid display ship at Washington Navy Yard — is open to the public on Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. But think twice about dressing up: costumes are discouraged and masks, capes, wands, swords, short skirts and candy buckets are off-limits.


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  1. I believe there are more hounted navy ships, I know the USS Hornet is one of them. I could be wrong, last time I was in Hawaii when I was 17, I felt that Pearl Harbor was haunted from what I was told. Both of my brothers told me that their ship was haunted, so I believe there are alot of ships haunted, even Navy ships.

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