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Samuel Chew – Continental Navy Officer

Samuel Chew (c. 1750 – 4 March 1778) was an officer in the Continental Navy.==Biography==Born in Virginia, Chew, a resident of Connecticut, was appointed by the Marine Committee…

Richard Marven – Continental Navy Officer

Richard Marven was a Revolutionary War naval officer who, along with Samuel Shaw, were instrumental figures in the passage of the first whistleblower protection law in the United…

Daniel Waters – Continental Navy Officer

Daniel Waters (June 20, 1731–March 26, 1816) was an officer in the Continental Navy and in the United States Navy.==Biography==He was born on June 20, 1731, in Charlestown,…

Gustavus Conyngham – Continental Navy Officer

Gustavus Conyngham (about 1744 – 27 November 1819) was born in County Donegal, Ireland, and was a merchant sea captain, officer in the Continental Navy and a privateer.Conyngham’s…

John Mayrant – Continental Navy Officer

Captain John Mayrant (December 1762 – August 1836) was an officer in the Continental Navy and later the United States Navy, who served aboard the Bon Homme Richard…

Lambert Wickes – Continental Navy Officer

Lambert Wickes (1735 – October 1, 1777) was a Captain in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War.==Revolutionary activities==Wickes was born sometime in 1735 in Kent County,…

Richard Dale – Continental Navy Officer

Richard Dale ({#formatdate:6 November 1756}–{#formatdate:26 February 1826}) fought in the Continental Navy under John Barry and was first lieutenant for John Paul Jones during the naval battle off…

Hector McNeill – Continental Navy Officer

Hector McNeill (1728-1785) was an Irish born emigrant to the British colonies in America who became a Merchant Marine for the British Crown before during and after the…

Richard Wickes – Continental Navy Officer

Richard Wickes (died June 29, 1776) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War. He served as the third lieutenant on the {USS|Reprisal|1776|2}, captained…

James De Wolf – Continental Navy Officer

James DeWolf (March 18, 1764{spaced ndash}December 21, 1837), nicknamed “Captain Jim,” was a United States Senator from Rhode Island, a long-time state legislator and a successful privateer during…