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John Barry

Birth25 MAR 1745
 
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USA Navy / Commodore / Revolutionary War
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Navy17792 PA Privateer Delaware, Commander
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Navy1781USS Alliance (1778), Captain
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Death13 SEP 1803
 
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Aged: 58.5 years

Following the creation of the US Navy in 1794 under President Washington, Barry was appointed first commissioned officer and secretary. He oversaw construction of the nation's first fleet. He won numerous naval victories during the American Revolution, many on the Delaware River. Irish-born Barry came to Philadelphia as a youth and assumed command of this first ship at age 21. He remained in naval service until his death at Strawberry Mansion. Read More

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