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Barron, James

Born: 1769 AD
Died: 1851 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Admiral


1769 - James Barron was born in Virginia.


         - Served in the Virginia Navy during the last years of the American Revolution.


1798 - Received a commission as a Lieutenant in the new U.S. Navy.


1800-1801 - Promoted to Captain and commanded the frigate Warren


         - Served in the First Barbary War in the Mediterranean and supervised the construction of a gunboat.


1807 - Commanded the frigate USS Chesapeake as a commodore in the US Navy.


1820 - James Barron challenged Stephen Decatur to a duel.


1839 - Continued in the Navy on shore duty, becoming senior officer.


1851 - James Barron died in Norfolk, Virginia on 21st of April.





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