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Pierre Douville – Continental Navy Officer

He smuggled weapons for the Americans in 1775 from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Island. Enraged, the British burned the island house and farm because of it. According to the…

Samuel Nicholson – Continental Navy Officer

Samuel Nicholson (1743 – December 28, 1811) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. ==Early life==The…

William Pickles – Continental Navy Officer

William Pickles (d. September 9, 1783) was an officer of the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War.Commissioned on October 10, 1776, he was active on the Gulf…

Elijah Hall – Continental Navy Officer

Elijah Hall (December 8, 1742 – June 22, 1830) was an officer in the Continental Navy.==Biography==Hall, born in Raynham, Massachusetts, was appointed Lieutenant in the Continental Navy on…

Edward Preble – Continental Navy Officer

Edward Preble (15 August 1761 – 25 August 1807) was a United States naval officer who served with great distinction during the 1st Barbary War, leading American attacks…

Seth Harding – Continental Navy Officer

Seth Harding (17 April 1734 – 20 November 1814) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Revolutionary War. In 1776, he was the Captain…

John Rathbun – Continental Navy Officer

John Peck Rathbun (1746–1782) was an officer in the Continental Navy and in the United States Navy. Rathbun was from Rhode Island with family in Boston. Rathbun served…

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…