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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…

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…

John Barry – Continental Navy Officer

John Barry (March 25, 1745 – September 13, 1803) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy.…

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…

Samuel Shaw – Continental Navy Officer

Samuel Shaw (December, 1768 – October 23, 1827) was an American politician. He served as a United States Representative from Vermont.==Biography==Shaw was born in Dighton, Massachusetts to John…

Nicholas Biddle – Continental Navy Officer

Nicholas Biddle (September 10, 1750 – March 17, 1778) was one of the first five captains of the Continental Navy, which was raised by the Americans during the…

John Kendrick – Continental Navy Officer

John Kendrick (born John Kenrick, c. 1740–1794) was an American sea captain, both during the American Revolutionary War and the exploration and maritime fur trading of the Pacific…

Silas Talbot – Continental Navy Officer

Silas Talbot (January 11, 1751 – June 30, 1813) was an officer in the Continental Army and in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution. Talbot is most…

Reuben Chase – Continental Navy Officer

Reuben Chase (June 23, 1754 – June 23, 1824) was an officer in the Continental Navy. Chase joined Ranger as a seaman in 1777 and served during John…