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Commodore John Barry

"Father of The American Navy"

Commodore John Barry
Born in Wexford Ireland 1745
Died Philadelphia 1803
Received First Commission from The Continental Congress
To command The Lexington 1775
Sailed from Boston on The Raleigh 1778
Acclaimed in Boston 1780 for victories of the Alliance
Appointed in 1794 by President Washington
To plan the construction of and
Later be in command
of first U.S. Navy
Launched 1798

Erected by The City Of Boston
James M Curley, Mayor 1949

Submitted by @MaryAnnHogan525

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