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Western Branch South in Chesapeake, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dale Point

 
 
Dale Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
1. Dale Point Marker
Inscription.  Just north is the birthplace of Commodore Richard Dale (6 Nov 1756 - 26 Feb 1826). He served on the United States brigantine Lexington. The British captured and wounded him several times during the Revolutionary War. Captain John Paul Jones chose him to be first lieutenant on the Bon Homme Richard. On 19 September 1779, the Bon Homme Richard defeated the British ship Serapis due largely to Dale's actions. He served as superintendent of the Norfolk Naval Yard in 1794. In 1801 he commanded a fleet of five vessels against the Barbary pirates. He later retired to Philadelphia.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-264.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1779.
 
Location. 36° 48.016′ N, 76° 23.519′ W. Marker is in Western Branch South in Chesapeake, Virginia. Marker is on Airline Boulevard (U.S. 58) 0.1 miles east of Ahoy Drive, on the right when traveling
Dale Point marker on Airline Blvd image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson
2. Dale Point marker on Airline Blvd
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west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3940 Airline Boulevard, Chesapeake VA 23321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Nansemond Indian Public School #9 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sunray (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 2.3 miles away); V. C. Andrews Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); A Living Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); General Lafayette Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); Craney Island (approx. 3.4 miles away); City of Portsmouth (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Western Branch South.
 
Also see . . .  Commodore Richard Dale, U.S.N. Biographies in Naval History - Naval History and Heritage Command. (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Captain Richard Dale, USN (1756-1826) image. Click for full size.
By R.W. Dobson
3. Captain Richard Dale, USN (1756-1826)
Mid-Nineteenth Century engraving "by R.W. Dobson from a drawing by J.B. Longacre, after a Portait by J.Wood in Peale's Museum, New York". Naval History and Heritage Command NH 51764
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2011, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States.   3. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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