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John Barry

american revolutionary war

Barry, John (1745–1803), Irish-born naval hero of the American Revolutionary War, often called “Father of the American Navy.” Commander of the frigate Lexington, he captured the first British warship taken in combat by a regularly commissioned American cruiser.

See also: Revolutionary War in America.

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