Barry Memorial 1913
* Memorial to John Barry
In memory of John Barry, father of the American Navy,
born in Co. Wexford, Ireland, March 25, 1745.
First captain of the first ship owned by the Continental Congress.
Continuous in his service during the entire period of the revolution.
Supreme Commander of the entire naval forces of the colonies in the
war for independence. Appointed by President Washington to the highest
rank and first command of the navy of the United States. He died
in Philadelphia September 3, 1803, and is buried in the adjoining
churchyard. Requiscat in pace.
* On the wall.
Old St. Mary's.
West side of 4th Street South of Locust.
* 39.945700,-75.148325 [map]
* On the Society Hill tour
* Exhibits: Religious,
* See also:
+ushistory.org's Commodore Barry page