April 7, 1776: Lexington Takes Edward

On March 14, 1776, that sea going Catholic son of Ireland John Barry, received his commission as a Captain in the Continental Navy from the Continental Congress.  It was signed by John Hancock, President of the Congress.  Barry wasted no time

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Father of the United States Navy

  (First published in 2009, the 238th birthday of the United States Navy is a good day to post it again.)     1745 was a busy year in the history of the misnamed British Isles, with Bonnie Prince Charlie

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The American Revolution at Sea

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way. Captain John Paul Jones, November 16, 1778 Yesterday was the 237th birthday of the United States Navy.  On October

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