Commodore John Barry
 

 

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Commodore John Barry 1745-1803

Father of the American navy, born Tacumshane, County Wexford. A ship’s master who became a war captain during the War of Independence. He commanded a number of ships and after the war was over fought for the establishment of a permanent navy. His last years were spent organising the navy and he was made the first Captain in the American Navy. He is buried in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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