The Birth of the U.S. Navy - 13 October 1775





















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Navy Bicentennial Birthday Cake cutting ceremony.

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Commodore Esek Hopkins (1718-1802), Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy, 1775-1777. Small (about 4" by 5") painting by Orlando S. Lagman, after a 19th Century engraving by J.C. Buttre. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 85750-KN (Color).

 

To read more about Commodore Hopkins, please click here:
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-h/e-hopkns.htm






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