It is rare that the U.S. Navy names ships after one its officers, much less four. Captain Nicholas Biddle, Continental Navy is one that has been honored with four ships…

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The rebellion in the Thirteen Colonies drew the Marquis de Lafayette from France, Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben from Prussia and Casimir Pulaski from Poland and many others who wanted to…

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After it was founded on October 13th, 1775, both officers and men on Continental Navy ships were served alcohol. A weak 2% beer was the primary beverage for everyone on…

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Up until the advent of steam power, wind drove ships.  Ask any sailing ship captain and he’ll tell you that wind direction and speed often changes.  Without modern instruments gauging…

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