Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Seafaring Sunday: "A Desperate Fight"
Captain Barry was given command of Lexington, of 14 guns, on 7 December 1775. The Lexington sailed 31 March 1776. On 7 April 1776, off the Capes of Virginia, he fell in with the Edward, tender to the British man-of-war Liverpool, and after a desperate fight of one hour and twenty minutes captured her and brought her into Philadelphia. Barry continued in command of Lexington until 18 October 1776, and captured several private armed vessels during that time.
~ from Naval History and Heritage Command's biography of Commodore John Barry
Header: Commodore John Barry USN by Gilbert Stuart via Wikipedia