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Continental Navy 1775 - 1785

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  • Daniel LANE (c.1734 - d.)
    "Daniel Lane entered the Naval Service from Gloucester, Mass, as a privateer in the war of the Revolution and was taken captive to England. When sick on board the ship Buford of 70 guns, he was ordered...
  • James Knight Sr. (1750 - 1838)
    Enlisted from Bedford Co, Pennsylvania in 1775, and again a second time, serving on the Frigate Randolph in 1776. His ship was in several engagements and captured three British ships.
  • Joseph Hewes, U.S. Secretary of the Navy (signer of the "Declaration of Independence") (1730 - 1779)
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  • Commodore Joshua Barney (USN) (1759 - 1818)
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  • Capt. Ephraim Chase (1744 - 1836)
    Capt. Ephraim Chase Birth: June 1 1744 - Freetown, Massachusetts Death: Apr 17 1836 - East Machias, Maine Parents: Israel Chase, Wealthea Kane Wife: Lydia Hathaway Children: Cynthia ...

This project is intended for all of those that served in the United States Continental Navy.

The Continental Navy was the navy of the United States during the American Revolutionary War, and was formed in 1775. Through the efforts of the Continental Navy's patron, John Adams, and vigorous Congressional support in the face of stiff opposition, the fleet cumulatively became relatively substantial when considering the limitations imposed upon the Patriot supply pool. The main goal of the navy was to intercept shipments of British matériel and generally disrupt British maritime commercial operations. Because of the lack of funding, manpower and resources, the initial fleet consisted of converted merchantmen, with exclusively-designed warships being built later in the conflict. Of the vessels that successfully made it to sea, their success was rare and the effort contributed little to the overall outcome of the rebellion. The fleet did serve to highlight a few examples of Continental resolve, notably launching Captain John Paul Jones into the limelight. It provided needed experience for a generation of officers who would later go on to command future conflicts which involved the early American navy. With the war over and the Federal government in need of all available capital, the final vessel of the Continental Navy was auctioned off in 1785 to a private bidder.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Navy

Captains and Commanders

Lieutenants

  • Peter Shores, 22 July 1776
  • Robert Harris
  • Jonathan Maltbie, 22 Aug. 1776
  • John Brown, 15 June 1776
  • Ezekiel Burroughs, 22 Dec. 1775
  • Luke Mattheman
  • George House
  • Thomas Albertson
  • John Baldwin
  • Simon Gross
  • David Phipps, 22 Aug. 1776
  • John Sleymaker
  • Joshua Barney
  • Jonathan Pritchard
  • Adam W. Thaxter
  • Benjamin Handy
  • Joseph Greenway
  • Benjamin Page
  • Hopley Yeaton
  • Rhodes Arnold, 22 Dec. 1775
  • Jonathan Pitcher, 22 Dec. 1775
  • Benjamin Seabury, 22 Dec. 1775
  • Thomas Weaver, 22 Dec. 1775
  • John McDougal, 22 Dec. 1775
  • Daniel Vaughan, 22 Dec. 1775
  • Joseph Doble, 6 June 1776
  • John Wheelwright, 22 July 1776
  • Josiah Shackford, 22 July 1776
  • William Barnes, 17 Aug. 1776
  • Thomas Vaughan, 17 Aug. 1776
  • Hezekiah Welch, 19 Oct. 1776
  • Patrick Fletcher, 20 Nov. 1776
  • Blaney Allison, 20 Dec. 1776
  • Elijah Bowen, 5 Feb. 1777
  • Robert French, 25 Mar. 1777
  • Robert Martin, 22 Apr. 1777
  • Elijah Hall, 14 June 1777
  • Matthew Tibbs, 17 June 1777
  • John Rodez, 6 Aug. 1777
  • John Fanning, 10 Aug. 1777
  • William Mollison, 12 Aug. 1777
  • Arthur Dillaway, 19 Sept. 1777
  • Joseph Vesey, 13 Nov. 1777
  • Silas Devol, 28 Jan. 1778
  • Muscoe Livingston, 27 July 1778
  • Stephen Gregory, 4 Aug. 1778
  • Michael Knies, 7 Aug. 1778
  • Samuel Cardal, 15 Aug. 1778
  • Peter Deville, 25 Aug. 1778
  • Benjamin Bates, 4 Dec. 1778
  • Richard Dale, Aug. 1779
  • Alexander Murray, 20 July 1781
  • Joseph Adams
  • Robert Adamson
  • John Angus
  • James Armitage
  • Josiah Audibert
  • Benjamin Barron
  • William Barron
  • George Batson
  • Daniel Bears
  • John Bellenger
  • Christopher Bradley
  • Jacob Brooks
  • Philip Brown
  • Isaac Buck
  • Charles Bulkley
  • Edward Burke
  • George Champlin
  • John Channing
  • Seth Clarke
  • David Cullam
  • James Degge
  • William Dennis
  • Marie Seval Dorie
  • William Dunlap
  • William Dupar
  • Joshua Fanning
  • Wilford Fisher
  • William Gamble
  • Nicholas E. Gardner
  • William Grinnell
  • James Grinwell
  • William Ham
  • James Handy
  • Abraham Hawkins
  • John Hennessey
  • Stephen Hill
  • Christopher Hawkins
  • Esek Hopkins Jr.
  • William Hopkins
  • Robert Hume
  • Aquilla Johns John Kemp
  • John Kerr
  • Benjamin Knight
  • William Leeds
  • Edward Leger
  • John Lewis
  • George Lovie
  • Cutting Lent
  • Henry Lunt
  • John McIvers
  • John Margisson
  • Richard Marvin
  • John Moran
  • William Moran
  • William Morrison
  • Isaac Olney
  • James Pine
  • Robert Pomeroy
  • David Porter
  • William Potts
  • Benjamin Reed
  • Peter Richards
  • James Robertson
  • John Robinson
  • Peter Rosseau
  • Robert Saunders
  • John Scott
  • Robert Scott
  • John Scranton
  • Nicholas Scull
  • James Sellers
  • Daniel Starr
  • James Stephens
  • John Stevens
  • David Welch
  • Jacob White
  • Richard Wickes
  • James Wilson
  • Robert Wilson
  • Samuel York

This project doesn't end with the above list. It is meant only as a place to begin.

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