John Barry: Father of the Navy

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Ariel Books, 1957 - 157 pages
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John Barry came to the Colonies from Ireland when he was 15 years old, and grew up to become a sea captain. When the Revolution began, Barry and John Humphreys, a ship-builder, put together the first Yankee squadron. Barry fought a British frigate with a tiny schooner and challenged the British control of the Delaware River with a fleet of barges. When there were no ships available, Barry dragged his cannon ashore and took part in the fighting there, including the battles of Trenton and Princeton.

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