Father of the US Navy John Barry defeats British ship during Revolutionary War 1776

#OnThisDay 1776 Wexford man & Father of the @USNavy (a moniker he shares with the Scotch man John Jones), Captain John Barry aboard his ship the USS Lexington, captured the British sloop HMS Edward after a fierce battle. Barry then hauled his prize into Philadelphia & got the Lexington refitted & back out to sea.

#Ireland #History

John Barry

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