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John Hazelwood – Continental Navy Officer

John Hazelwood (1726 – March 1, 1800) was an officer in the Continental Navy.Born in England, Hazelwood was appointed to superintend the building of fire rafts for the…

Thomas Read – Continental Navy Officer

Thomas Read (1740, New Castle, Delaware – 26 October 1788, White Hill, New Jersey) was the first naval officer to obtain the rank of commodore in command of…

Esek Hopkins – Continental Navy Officer

Commodore Esek Hopkins (April 26, 1718 – February 26, 1802) was the only Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. He was also…

Isaiah Robinson – Continental Navy Officer

Isaiah Robinson (18th century) was an officer in the Continental Navy of the United States.==Biography==Likely born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Robinson was a member of the Philadelphia Ship Masters’…

Dudley Saltonstall – Continental Navy Officer

Dudley Saltonstall (1738–1796) was an American naval commander during the American Revolutionary War. He is best known as the commander of the naval forces of the 1779 Penobscot…

Joseph Ingraham – Continental Navy Officer

Joseph Ingraham (1762–1800) was an American sailor and Maritime Fur Trader who discovered several islands of the Marquesas Islands while on his way to trade along the West…

Nathaniel Saltonstall – Continental Navy Officer

Nathaniel Saltonstall (1727–1807) was a Connecticut militiaman and a captain of Connecticut naval privateer ships during the American Revolutionary War (not to be confused with another Connecticut naval…

Joshua Barney – Continental Navy Officer

Barney served in the Continental Navy beginning in February 1776, as master’s mate of Hornet where he took part in Commodore Esek Hopkins’s raid on New Providence. Later…

John Paul Jones – Continental Navy Officer

During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered, according to the later recollection of his first lieutenant, the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British…