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Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Commodore John Barry

“Father of the American Navy”

 
 
Commodore John Barry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
1. Commodore John Barry Marker
Inscription.
Born in Wexford Ireland 1745
Died in Philadelphia 1803
Received first commission
from the Continental Congress
to command the Lexington 1775
Sailed from Boston on the Raleigh 1778
Acclaimed in Boston in 1780
for victories on the Alliance
Appointed in 1794 by President Washington
to plan the construction of and
later to be in command
of first U.S. Navy
Launched 1798

Erected by the City of Boston
James M. Curley, Mayor
1949

“Tablet restored by the George B. Henderson Foundation, 1976”

 
Erected 1949 by City of Boston.
 
Location. 42° 21.334′ N, 71° 3.8′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Tremont Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the Boston Common. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lafayette Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Power System of Bostonís Rapid Transit (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boston Common (about 400 feet away); a different marker also
Marker on the Boston Common image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2009
2. Marker on the Boston Common
named Boston Common (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Boston Common (about 500 feet away); Park Street Church (about 500 feet away); Tragic Events (about 700 feet away); James Otis (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Captain John Barry. Biographies in Naval History. (Submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Irish-Americans; DD-933
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
U.S.S. BARRY (DD-933) - namesake vessel, permanently moored on the Potomac River image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 9, 2011
3. U.S.S. BARRY (DD-933) - namesake vessel, permanently moored on the Potomac River
and displayed at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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