Dale Point

Dale Point (HMR8F)

Location: Chesapeake, VA 23321
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 48.016', W 76° 23.519'

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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.
HM NumberHMR8F
Marker NumberK 264
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375820 N 4073619
Decimal Degrees36.80026667, -76.39198333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 48.016', W 76° 23.519'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 48' 0.96" N, 76° 23' 31.14" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3922-3992 US-460 ALT, Chesapeake VA 23321, US
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