Commodore John Barry
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 56.729 W 075° 08.522
18S E 487865 N 4421715
Quick Description: Following the creation of the US Navy in 1794 under President Washington, Barry was appointed first commissioned officer and Secretary.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2020 12:43:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM12CYV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 2

Long Description:
Commodore John Barry-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 his first ship at age 21. He remained in naval service until his death at Strawberry Mansion.
Marker Name: Commodore John Barry

County: Philadelphia

Date Dedicated: 9/3/2014

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: S Columbus Blvd. at Dock St. (near Hyatt and Indep. Seaport Mus.), Philadelphia

Category: American Revolution, George Washington, Government & Politics 18th Century, Military, Professions & Vocations

Website: [Web Link]

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