Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Barry Memorial
Commodore • United States Navy
Born County Wexford • Ireland • 1745
Died in Philadelphia • 1805
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 54.116′ N, 77° 1.906′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 14th Street Northwest north of I Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. The memorial is on the western perimeter of Franklin Square, mid-way between I and K Streets, NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The First of Patriots - The Best of Men" (a few steps from this marker); Josephine Butler (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Chamberlin's (about 600 feet away); Elizabeth Keckley (about 600 feet away); Franklin Square (about 700 Major General James B. McPherson (about 700 feet away); Alexander Graham Bell (about 700 feet away); Historic New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
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1. Commodore Barry. 'Few Americans are well-acquainted with the gallantry and heroic exploits of Philadelphia's Irish-born naval commander, Commodore John Barry. Obscured by his contemporary, naval commander John Paul Jones, Barry remains to this day an unsung hero of the young American Republic. As most naval historians note, Barry can be classed on a par with Jones for nautical skill and daring, but he exceeds him in the length of service (17 years) to his adopted country and his fidelity to the nurturing of a permanent American Navy. Indeed, Barry deserves the proud epithet, "Father of the American Navy," a title bestowed on him not by current generations of admirers, but by his contemporaries, who were in the best position to judge. ... ' from "Father of the American Navy" by John Barry Kelly (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Franklin Square. (Submitted on April 14, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Navy to remove the display ship Barry by mid-2016. (Submitted on July 21, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Continental Navy; Quasi-War with France; Irish Americans; John J. Boyle; Edward Beasley.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,401 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on June 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.