Dale, Richard, 1756-1826

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American Naval Officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Toulon, to Commander Samuel Barron of the Philadelphia, 1802 Feb. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270529153

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Captain William Bainbridge, 1805 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527046

Naval officer; served with the British navy from 1776 to 1777 when he joined the Continental Navy, serving as first lieutenant to John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard.

From the description of Richard Dale papers, 1778-1918 (bulk 1778-1830). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981992

Richard Dale (6 November 1756 - 26 February 1826) fought in the Continental Navy under John Barry and was first lieutenant for John Paul Jones during the naval battle off of Flamborough Head, England against the HMS Serapis in the celebrated engagement of 23 September 1779. He became one of the six original commodores of the permanent United States Navy, and commanded a blockade of Tripoli in 1801 during the Barbary War of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.

From the description of Signed bank draft and print, March 18, 1816. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 18168832

American naval officer.

From the description of LS, 1801 July 2, Gibraltar Bay, to William Loughton Smith, Lisbon. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585740

From the description of ALS : Toulon, to James L. Cathcart, 1802 Jan. 13. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122490277

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to William Bainbridge, 1807 Jan. 8. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138967

From the description of ALS : New Castle, Del., to Robert Waln, 1793 Nov. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365131

From the description of ALS, off the Virginia capes, to Willing and Francis, 1798 June 24. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525010

Richard Dale was a naval officer.

From the description of Papers, 1780-1845. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464811

From the guide to the Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845, (American Philosophical Society)

Commodore, U.S. Navy.

While serving with the Navy, Dale was captured on USS Lexington in 1777. Subsequently imprisoned in Mill Prison, England, he escaped to France. Dale returned to service as Master's Mate under John Paul Jones in 1778, and served as First Lieutenant on USS Bon Homme Richard during her engagement with HMS Serapis on 23 Sept. 1779. From 1781 to 1782, he commanded Queen of France, and in 1801 took command of the Mediterranean Squadron in operations against Tripoli.

From the description of Papers, 1777-1851. (Navy Department Library, Naval History & Heritage Command). WorldCat record id: 50233222

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creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. LS, 1801 July 2, Gibraltar Bay, to William Loughton Smith, Lisbon. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Papers, 1777-1851. Operational Archive Branch, Naval History Center
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. ALS, off the Virginia capes, to Willing and Francis, 1798 June 24. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1756-1931. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Autograph letter signed : Toulon, to Commander Samuel Barron of the Philadelphia, 1802 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Richard Dale papers, 1780-1845, 1780-1845 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn The Naval History Society Collection, 1721-1995 (bulk 1781-1936) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Richard Dale papers, 1778-1918 (bulk 1778-1830). Library of Congress
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. ALS : Philadelphia, to William Bainbridge, 1807 Jan. 8. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Signed bank draft and print, March 18, 1816. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Captain William Bainbridge, 1805 Sept. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. ALS : Toulon, to James L. Cathcart, 1802 Jan. 13. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. Papers, 1780-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Dale, Richard, 1756-1826. ALS : New Castle, Del., to Robert Waln, 1793 Nov. 30. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Richard Dale Papers, 1778-1918, (bulk 1778-1830) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833, person
associatedWith Barnes, John S. (John Sanford), 1836-1911 person
associatedWith Barron, Samuel, 1763-1810, person
associatedWith Barron, Samuel, 1809-1888. person
associatedWith Biddle, Charles person
associatedWith Biddle, Charles. person
associatedWith Biddle, James, 1783-1848. person
associatedWith Bon Homme Richard (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Cathcart, James L. (James Leander), 1767-1843, person
associatedWith Clawson, John L. (John Lewis), 1865-1933, person
associatedWith Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. person
associatedWith Eaton, William, 1764-1811. person
associatedWith Ganges (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Great Britain. Royal Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Humphreys, David, 1752-1818. person
associatedWith Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792. person
correspondedWith Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1795-1870 person
associatedWith King, Rufus, 1755-1827. person
associatedWith MacKinzie & Glennie, corporateBody
associatedWith Mason, John Young, 1799-1859. person
associatedWith Naval History Society corporateBody
associatedWith Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819. person
associatedWith Preble, Edward, 1761-1807. person
associatedWith President (Frigate) corporateBody
correspondedWith Read, George C. (George Campbell), 1787-1862 person
correspondedWith Smith, Robert, 1757-1842 person
associatedWith Smith, William Loughtonent, 1758-1812, person
associatedWith Stoddert, Benjamin, 1751-1813. person
associatedWith Truxtun, Thomas, 1755-1822. person
associatedWith United States. Continental Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Waln, Robert, 1765-1836, person
associatedWith Willing and Francis. corporateBody
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New Guinea
United States
United States
United States
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea.
Guangzhou (China)
United States
United States
Guangzhou (China)
New Guinea
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Prisoners of war
Merchant ships
Merchant ships--United States
Voyages and travels
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Naval officers, British
Naval officers
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Birth 1756

Death 1826

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