Captain John Barry

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Additional Description John Barry (1745 13 September 1803) was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is often credited as "The Father of the American Navy". Barry was born in Tacumshane, County Wexford, Ireland and appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy 7 December 1775. He was appointed superintendent commander of what would become the frigate United States in 1794.
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