Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Commodore John Barry
“Father of the American Navy”
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
Erected by the City of Boston
James M. Curley, Mayor
“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. Touch 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 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Persons • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 936 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on April 9, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on April 9, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.