Commodore John Barry

Commodore John Barry (HMRUN)

Location: Boston, MA 02108 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.334', W 71° 3.8'

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"Father of the American Navy"

Born in Wexford Ireland 1745
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
Launched 1798

Erected by the City of Boston
James M. Curley, Mayor

"Tablet restored by the George B. Henderson Foundation, 1976"
Year Placed1949
Placed ByCity of Boston
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330070 N 4691317
Decimal Degrees42.35556667, -71.06333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.334', W 71° 3.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 20.04" N, 71° 3' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 508, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123-199 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02108, US
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