John Barry was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is often credited as "The Father of the American Navy".

John Barry

John Barry was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in…

Captain of a ship

Captain

Captain of a ship

A captain on his ship. "At high noon every day he makes an observation, telling by the sun just where we are." -Carpenter, 1912

Captain of a Ship

A captain on his ship. "At high noon every day he makes an observation, telling by the sun just where…

An illustration of a captain standing on a cannon with his foot on the railing of the ship.

Captain Standing on Cannon with Foot on Railing of Ship

An illustration of a captain standing on a cannon with his foot on the railing of the ship.

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring British missionaries to Tahiti in 1797 on the ship Duff.

Escape of Captain Wilson

The remarkable escape and sufferings of Captain Wilson. Captain James Wilson was the first to bring…

An illustration of a captain of a ship looking at a man sitting on the deck.

Captain with Crossed Arms Looking at Man Sitting

An illustration of a captain of a ship looking at a man sitting on the deck.

An illustration of a ship captain standing next to an old man and a young girl in shackles.

Captain with Old Man and Young Girl in Shackles

An illustration of a ship captain standing next to an old man and a young girl in shackles.

The palace of the Captain-General in Havana, Cuba.

Captain-General's Palace, Havana

The palace of the Captain-General in Havana, Cuba.

Famous British navigator.

Captain James Cook

Famous British navigator.

(--) Commanded a regiment n the French army in the Ameican Revolution

Custine

(--) Commanded a regiment n the French army in the Ameican Revolution

Fishermen on a boat with a small boy. A sailboat can be seen in the background as well.

Fishermen

Fishermen on a boat with a small boy. A sailboat can be seen in the background as well.

(1747-1792) Captain of the Bonhomme Richard

John Paul Jones

(1747-1792) Captain of the Bonhomme Richard

Medal commemorating Captain James Biddle and the action between USS 'Hornet' and HMS 'Penguin', 1815.

Medal Presented to James Biddle by Congress

Medal commemorating Captain James Biddle and the action between USS 'Hornet' and HMS 'Penguin', 1815.

(--) Captain during the Revolutionary War

Montmorenci

(--) Captain during the Revolutionary War

(1756-1838) Captain of the Revolution

Aaron Ogden

(1756-1838) Captain of the Revolution

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier, courtier and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier,…

(1754-1835) Captain during the Revolutionary War

Benjamin Tallmadge

(1754-1835) Captain during the Revolutionary War

A captain yelling at a stowaway found on his ship.

The Stowaway

A captain yelling at a stowaway found on his ship.

Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer (August 6, 1774 – April 23, 1852) was an United States Representative from the state of New York, a lieutenant colonel during the War of 1812, and a postmaster. He was the son of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and nephew of Killian Van Rensselaer, who were also Representatives.

Solomon Van Rensselaer

Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer (August 6, 1774 – April 23, 1852) was an United States Representative…

An Italian explorer who explorered the Atlantic coast of North America.

Verrazzani

An Italian explorer who explorered the Atlantic coast of North America.

(--) Captain during the Revolutionary War

Viscount Viomenil

(--) Captain during the Revolutionary War

Captain in the military.

A. J. Warner

Captain in the military.

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. He temporarily served as the Secretary of the Navy.Promoted to Master Commandant in July 1813, he took command of the sloop-of-war Peacock later in the year. On 12 March 1814, he put to sea with his new command bound for the naval station at St. Mary's, Georgia. After delivering supplies to that installation, he encountered the British brig Epervier off Cape Canaveral, Florida. Peacock emerged victorious from a brisk 45-minute exchange with that opponent, inflicting 10 times her own losses on the enemy. For his role in the victory, Warrington received the Thanks of Congress in the form of a Congressional Gold Medal.

Lewis Warrington

Lewis Warrington (3 November 1782 – 12 October 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy…

William Washington (February 28, 1752 to March 6, 1810), was a patriotic Southern cavalry officer during the American Revolutionary War, who held a final rank of Brigadier General in the newly created United States after the war.

William Washington

William Washington (February 28, 1752 to March 6, 1810), was a patriotic Southern cavalry officer during…

Abraham Whipple (26 September 1733 – 27 May 1819) was an American revolutionary naval commander. Whipple was born near Providence, Rhode Island and chose to be a seafarer early in his life. He embarked upon a career in the lucrative West Indies trade, working for Moses and John Brown. In the French and Indian War period, he became a privateersman and commanded privateer Game Cock from 1759 to 1760. In one six-month cruise, he captured 23 French ships. He sunk the first British ship of the American Revolution. The first to unfurl the Star Spangled Banner in London, he was also the first to build and sail an ocean-going ship 2000 miles down river from Ohio to the Caribbean, opening trade to the Northwest Territory.

Abraham Whipple

Abraham Whipple (26 September 1733 – 27 May 1819) was an American revolutionary naval commander.…

Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow (1811 – 29 September 1873) was an officer in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was in command of the steam sloop of war USS Kearsarge during her historic 1864 action with the Confederate ship Alabama.

John Ancrum Winslow

Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow (1811 – 29 September 1873) was an officer in the United States…