June 12, 1775

June 12, 1775 (HM13J4)

Location: East Greenwich, RI 02818 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 39.732', W 71° 27.024'

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On June 12, 1775 The General Assembly for the state of Rhode Island met on this site and enacted a resolution to charter and arm two sloops for the protection of trade and appointed Abraham Whipple to be commander with the rank and power of commodore of both vessels, thus creating the First Colonial Navy of the Revolution. On June 15, 1775 the sloop Katy participated in the first naval battle of the revolution off Jamestown R.I. renamed the Providence, this ship became the first vessel authorized for the Continental Navy, the first to land Marines in battle, and... the first command of John Paul Jones
HM NumberHM13J4
Series This marker is part of the Sons of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1975
Placed ByR.I. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 5:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 295986 N 4615172
Decimal Degrees41.66220000, -71.45040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.732', W 71° 27.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 43.92" N, 71° 27' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Court House Ln, East Greenwich RI 02818, US
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