Sail Fast In Harm’s Way

February 6, 2008

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John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy: “Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

This monument of an American freedom fighter is at West Potomac Park, Washington, DC 20037 (Google Map). It is a short walk from Signers’ Island and DAR Constitution Hall. John Paul Jones is buried in the crypt below the chapel at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. For more information about this famous sailor see John Paul Jones .

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Barney’s Barges

October 19, 2007

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Joshua Barney was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 6 July 1759. He served with distinction on the Hornet and the Wasp during the American Revolutionary War. At the outbreak of the War of 1812, he reentered the Navy, and at the Battle of Bladensburg, he and his men made a heroic defense of the capital city, Washington. Barney was severely wounded during that battle, and never completely recovered from his injury. He died whilst on his way to Kentucky from a fever related to that wound, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 1, 1818.

Three American Naval ships have been named “USS Barney” in his honor, as well as a fourth vessel named the Commodore Barney.

He is best known for his “Barney’s Barges.”

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