Tag: John Barry

July 18, 2018

Wexford Ireland's Ties to U.S. Naval History

The question "Who is the father of the U.S. Navy?" will likely provoke a food fight between those who would say, "Captain John Paul Jones," and those who would say, "Commodore John Barry" (actual historians are likely to say, "President John Adams," or would reject the premise of the question altogether). Both naval officers fought with great valor

Sept. 11, 2015

Navy Legend: John Barry Also Called "Father of U.S. Navy"

For the continuing series on Navy Legends, we've asked you - the Sailor, veteran and reader - to offer up one of your own favorite legends, with a reason or two as to what makes a naval legend. Is it action or attributes?Portrait by Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), circa 1801. In 1972 this painting was on indefinite loan to the White House. It was then