Barry (HM5SS)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.74', W 75° 8.904'

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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 force of the colonies in the War for Independence. Appointed by President Washington to the highest rank and first in command of the Navy of the United States.
He died in Philadelphia September 3, 1803 and is buried in the adjoining churchyard.
Requiescat in Pace

This tablet is erected by the Wexford "98" Association of Philadelphia as a gratefull tribute to the memory of their illustrious countryman.
June 14, 1913
HM NumberHM5SS
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487322 N 4421737
Decimal Degrees39.94566667, -75.14840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.74', W 75° 8.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 44.40" N, 75° 8' 54.24" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 252 S 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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