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Bibliography Navy

Historical accounts for early U.S. naval history now occur across the spectrum of two and more centuries. This Bibliography lends itself primarily to reliable sources covering early U.S. naval history beginning around the American Revolution period on through the 18th and 19th centuries and includes sources which cover notable naval commanders, Presidents, important ships, major naval engagements and corresponding wars. The bibliography also includes sources that are not committed to the subject of U.S. naval history per se but whose content covers this subject extensively.

Among the contemporary and earlier historical accounts are primary sources, historical accounts, often derived from letters, dispatches, government and military records, captain's logs and diaries, etc., written by authors who were involved in or closely associated to the historical episode in question. Primary source material is often collected, compiled and published by other editors also, sometimes many years after the historical subject has passed. Many of the authors are notable and even famous in their own right and are linked to their corresponding biographies.

General naval history[edit]

Peter Fenelon Collier, New York. p. 438, E'book
  • Allen, Gardner W. (1909). Our Naval War with France.
Houghton Miffn Publishers, New York. p. 323, ISBN 0945726589, E'book
  • Blanchard, Amos (1832). American military & naval biography:...[note 1]
    Salisbury, Cincinnati, p. 604, E'book
  • Bradford, James C. (1955). Quarterdeck and bridge: two centuries of American naval leaders.
Naval Institute Press, 1997. p. 455, ISBN 1-55750-073-8. Book (par view)
  • Braynard, Frank Osborn, (1956). Famous American ships: being an historical sketch of the United States as told through its maritime life,
Hastings House, p.207, Book (snippit view)
  • Canney, Donald L. (2001). Sailing warships of the US Navy.
Chatham Publishing / Naval Institute Press. p. 224. ISBN 1-55750-990-5, Book (par view)
  • Chapelle, Howard I. (1998). The History of the American Sailing Navy: The Ships and Their Development
Konecky & Konecky, p. 592, ISBN 1568522223, Book (snippit view)
  • —— (1935). The history of American sailing ships, Volume 46
W. W. Norton & company, p. 400, ISBN 9780517023327, Book (snippit view)
  • Chase, Mary Ellen (1959). Donald McKay and the Clipper Ships. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. OCLC 570331. 
  • Chesneau, Roger; Koleśnik, Eugène M.; Campbell, N. J. M.; (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860-1905,
    Conway Maritime Press, 440 pages, ISBN 9780851771335, Book (no view)
  • Clark, George Ramsey; Stevens, William Oliver; Alden, Carroll Storrs; Krafft, Herman Frederick
    A Short History of the United States Navy
    J. B. Lippincott Company, p. 503, E'book, 1911 edition, E'book, 1927 revised edition
  • Coggeshall, George (1856). History of the American privateers, and letters-of-marque: ... G.Coggeshall;
C.T.Evans, Agent. New York. p. 438, E'book
Carey and Hart, Philadelphia.. p. 436. OCLC 620356, E'book
  • —— (1864).History of the Navy of the United States of America: Continued to 1860 ..., Volumes 1-3
    Blakeman & Mason, p. 634, E'book
  • Coletta, Paolo Enrico (1981). A Bibliography of American Naval History
    Naval Institute Press, ISBN 9780870211058, p. 453, Book (no view)
  • —— (1856). History of the navy of the United States of America.
Stringer & Townsend, New York. p. 508. OCLC 197401914, E'book
  • Cross, Wilbur (1960). Naval battles and heroes
    American Heritage Pub. Co, p. 153, Book (snippit view)
  • Crothers, William L. (2000). The American-Built Clipper Ship, 1850-1856: Characteristics, Construction, and Details. Camden, ME:
    International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; Blacklick, OH: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0071358234.
  • Cutler, Carl C. (1984). Greyhounds of the Sea: The Story of the American Clipper Ship (3rd ed.). Annapolis, MD:
    Naval Institute Press. ISBN 087021232X.
  • Daughan, George C. (2008). If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy--from the Revolution to the War of 1812
Basic Books; New York. p. 576, ISBN 9780465016075, Book
  • Dept U.S.Navy. "Ships Histories Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
  • Dept U.S.Navy, "Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships : DANFS,
  • Donovan, Frank Robert (1962). The tall frigates.
    Dodd, Mead; Original, Univ. Wisconsin. p.23, Book (snippit view)
  • Dorwart, Jeffery M.; Wolf, Jean K. (2001). The Philadelphia Navy Yard: From the Birth of the U.S. Navy to the Nuclear Age.
University of Pennsylvania Press. p.271, ISBN 0812235754. Book (no view)
  • Dresel, H.G., (1896), United States Naval Institute Proceedings, Volume 22(Naval warfare, tactics, weapons, etc.,)
    United States Naval Institute, Annapolis p.866, E'book
  • Dull, Jonathan R. (2012). American Naval History, 1607-1865: Overcoming the Colonial Legacy,
Univ of Nebraska Press, p.216, ISBN 9780803244719, Book (par view)
  • Emmons, George Foster, Lieut. U.S.N. (1853). The navy of the United States, from the commencement, 1775 to 1853:
    with a brief history of each vessel's service and fate as appears upon record

    Gideon & Co., Washington, p. 208, E'book
  • Fink, Leo Gregory (1962). Barry or Jones, "Father of the United States Navy"; Historical Reconnaissance
Jefferies & Manz, Inc, Philadelphia. p. 554, Book (snippit view)
  • Folsom, Benjamin (2012). A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Officers in the American Navy.
Gale, Sabin Americana. p. 192, ISBN 1275649300. E'book
  • —— (1984). Jack tars and commodores: the American Navy, 1783-1815
Houghton Mifflin, p. 318, ISBN 9780395353141, Book (snippit view)
  • Franklin, Walter, (1961). Famous American ships: from the discovery of the New World to the Battle of Manila Bay,
Golden Press, p.54, Book (snippit view)
  • Frost, John, (1852). Universal naval history: comprising the naval operations of the principal maritime nations of the world, from the earliest period to the present time H.E
Robins and Company, New York, p. 608, E'book
  • —— (2009). (Orig:1844) American Naval Biography
E.H. Butler, Philadelphia, p. 432, ISBN 978-1-4290-2128-9, E'book
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, p.239, ISBN 978-0070245648, Book
  • Goldsborough, Charles Washington (1824), The United States' Naval Chronicle,
    James Wilson, Washington, p. 395, E'book
  • Hagan, Kenneth J., (1984), In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984,
Greenwood Press, p. 395, ISBN 9780313245817, Book
  • —— (1992). This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power
The Free Press, New York. p. 468. ISBN 0-02-913471-4, Book
  • Hamersly, Lewis Randolph (1901), List of officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps, from 1775 to 1900
    L.R. Hamersly & Co, New York, p. 749, E'book
  • Harbeck, Charles Thomas; Doyle, Agnes C., Ed.; (1906). A contribution to the bibliography of the history of the United States navy
    Priv. print. at the Riverside press, Cambridge, p. 247, E'book
  • Harrison, Henry William (1858). Battlefields and naval exploits of the United States: ...,
H. C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, Philadelphia. p. 448, E'book
Oxford University Press, 4 volume set, ISBN 9780195130751, Book (no view)
  • Hibben, Henry B.; United States. Navy Dept (1890). Navy-yard, Washington: History from organization, 1799, to present date.
Govt. Print. Office. p. 240, E'book
  • Howarth, Stephen (1999). To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1998,
University of Oklahoma Press. p. 630. ISBN 0-8061-3026-1, Book (par view)
  • James, William, (1826), The naval history of Great Britain...Volume 1,
    Harding, Lepard and Co., London, p. 567, E'book
  • —— (1822), The naval history of Great Britain...Volume 2,
    Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, London p. 646, E'book
  • —— (1837), The naval history of Great Britain...Volume 3,
    Richard Bentley, London, p. 386, E'book
  • —— (1824), The naval history of Great Britain...Volume 4,
    Baldwin, Chadock and Joy, London, p. 500, E'book
  • —— (1847/1859), The naval history of Great Britain...Volume 5,
    Richard Bentley, London, p. 458, E'book
  • —— (1837), The naval history of Great Britain...Volume 6,
    Richard Bentley, London, p. 458, E'book
  • Johnson, Robert Erwin (1964). Thence Round Cape Horn: The Story of United States Naval Forces on Pacific Station, 1818-1923
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-0870217005, Book
  • Judson, Clara Ingram (1943). Donald McKay: Designer of Clipper Ships
    Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, p. 136, Book
  • Kimball, Horace (1858). The Naval Battles of the United States in the Different Wars with Foreign Nations, from the Commencement of the Revolution to the Present Time: Including Privateering
    Higgins, Bradley and Dayton, Boston, p. 278, E'book
  • Labaree Benjamin W.; Fowler, William M.; Hattendorf, John; Sloan, Edward; Safford Jeffrey; German, Andrew (1998)
America and The Sea: A Maritime History,
Mystic Seaport publications, p. 686, ISBN 9780913372814, Book
  • Lavery, Brian (1984), The Ship of the Line: The development of the battlefleet 1650-1850,
    Conway Maritime Press, p. 224, ISBN 978-0851772523, Book
  • Leeman, William P. (2010). The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic,
Univ of North Carolina Press. p. 292. ISBN 0807833835, Book
  • Malcomson, Robert (2001), Warships of the Great Lakes, 1754-1834, [note 3]
    Chatham, p. 160, ISBN 978-1557509109, Book
  • McBride, James (1815). Naval biography: consisting of memoirs of the most distinguished officers of the American navy; to which is annexed the life of General Pike,
Morgan, Williams & co., Cincinnati, p. 296, E'book
D. Appleton and company, New York & London.. p. 590. Book
  • Moore, James (1984), Building the Wooden Fighting Ship,
    Facts On File, Incorporated, p. 128, ISBN 978-1861762481, Book
  • Morris, James M.; Kearns, Patricia M. (2011). Historical Dictionary of the United States Navy
    Scarecrow Press, p. 570, ISBN 9780810874794, Book
  • Miller, Nathan (1997). The U.S. Navy: A History (3rd ed.)
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-595-0. OCLC 37211290, Book
  • —— (2005). Broadsides: The Age of Fighting Sail, 1775-1815,
Wiley Book Sales, p. 388, ISBN 978-0471185178, Book
  • Paine, Lincoln P. (1997). Ships of the world: an historical encyclopedia,
Houghton Mifflin Co., p. 680, ISBN 0395715563, 9780395715567, Book
  • —— (2000). Ships of Discovery and Exploration,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, p. 188, ISBN 0395984157, 9780395984154. Book
  • —— (2000). Warships of the world to 1900,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY. p. 266. ISBN 0-395-98414-9. Book
The Burrows Brothers Co. / Republican Printing Co., Iowa. p. 549, E'book
Jas. B. Smith & Co, Philadelphia. p. 545, E'book
  • Preble, George Henry (N) (1870). The First Cruise of the United States Frigate Essex: With a Short Account of Her Origin, and Subsequent Career Until Captured by the British in 1814, and Her Ultimate Fate,
    Essex Institute, p. 108, E'book
  • —— (1892). History of the United States Navy-yard, Portsmouth, N. H.,
    U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, p. 219, E'book
  • Scott, Robert Nicholson; Lazelle, Henry Martyn; Davis, George Breckenridge (1891). The War of the Rebellion: v.1-53 [serial no. 1-111] Formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the southern states ...
    U.S. Government Printing Office, p. 807, E'book
  • Silverstone, Paul (2012). The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854,
Routledge, p. 112. ISBN 0415978726, Book
  • Smith, Joshua M. (2009). Voyages, the age of sail: documents in American maritime history. 1492-1865
    University Press of Florida, p. 396, ISBN 9780813033044, Book (snippit view)
  • Sondhaus, Lawrence (2001). Naval Warfare 1815–1914,
Taylor & Francis. p. 272. ISBN 0-415-21478-5. OCLC 44039349, Book
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. p. 526, Book
  • Stevens, William Oliver; Westcott, Allan Ferguson (1920), A History of Sea Power,
    George H. Doran Company, New York. p. 428, E'book
  • Sweetman, Jack (2002). American Naval History: An Illustrated Chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775–present,
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD:. ISBN 1-55750-867-4. Book
  • Toll, Ian W. (2006). Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy.,
W. W. Norton & Company, New York. p. 592. ISBN 978-0-393-05847-5. Book
  • Tucker, Glenn (1963). Dawn like thunder: the Barbary wars and the birth of the U. S. Navy,
Bobbs-Merrill; Original, Univ. Michigan. p. 487, Book (snippit view)
Naval Institute Press, p. 308, ISBN 9780870210075, Book
  • Wiley, Edwin; Rines, Irving Everett; Hart, Albert Bushnell (1916). Lectures on the growth and development of the United States: illustrated, Volume 5.,
American Educational Alliance. p. 493, Book
  • Wilentz, Sean (2005). The Rise of American Democracy. W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 2006. ISBN 0-393-05820-4, Book
  • Williams, Greg H. (1824). The French assault on American shipping, 1793-1813:. McFarland & Company, North Carolina, London. p. 536. ISBN 978-0-7864-3837-2, Book
  • United States Navy Dept, Bureau of Naval Personnel, (1853). (P) Register of commissioned and warrant officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and reserve officers on active duty,
United States, Bureau of Naval Personnel, p. 140, Book
Board of the Eastern Dept, William Vernon, Rhode Island Historical Society (1901), Snow & Farnham, printers, Providence. p. 81, Book
  • United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation (1918). Navy directory: officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps,
Govt. Printing Office.. p. 188, Book

American Revolution ~ Continental Navy[edit]

  • Allen, Gardner Weld (1913). A naval history of the American Revolution, Volume 1[note 6]
Houghton Mifflin Company, New York. p. 365, Book (snippit view)
  • —— (1922). Captain Hector McNeill of the Continental navy,
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston: (Original printing Harvard University Press) [note 7] p. 108, E'book
  • —— (1927). Massachusetts privateers of the revolution,
The Massachusetts historical society. p. 356, Book (no view)
  • Barnes, Ian; Royster, Charles, (2000). The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution,
Psychology Press. p. 208, Book (par view)
  • Beattie, Donald W.; Collins J. Richard (1969). Washington's New England fleet: Beverly's role in its origins, 1775-77
    Newcomb & Gauss Co, p. 69, Book
  • Bowen-Hassell, E. Gordon; Conrad, Dennis Michael; Hayes, Mark L. (2003).
    Sea Raiders of the American Revolution: The Continental Navy in European Waters,
Government Printing. p. 73. ISBN 0945274491, Book (par view)
  • Buel, Richard, Jr. (1998). In Irons: Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy,
Yale University Press,. p. 416. ISBN 0300073887, Book
  • Clark, William Bell (1949). Captain Dauntless: The Story of Nicholas Biddle of the Continental Navy,
Louisiana State University Press, p. 319, Book (no view)
  • —— (1956). Ben Franklin's Privateers: A Naval Epic of the American Revolution
    State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge: Louisiana, p. 198, Book (snippit view)
  • —— (1960) George Washington's Navy: Being an Account of His Excellency's Fleet in New England Waters
    Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, p. 275. Book (snippit view)
  • Coggins, Jack (2002.) Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution: Vessels, Crews, Weapons, Gear, Naval Tactics, and Actions of the War for Independence,
Courier Dover Publications. p. 224, ISBN 0486420728, Book (par view)
  • Eastman, Ralph M. (2004). Some Famous Privateers of New England,
Kessinger Publishing, LLC. p. 96, ISBN 1-4179-0676-6, Book
  • Gough, John Francis (1946). Admiral de Grasse and American Independence,
Indiana University Press, p. 45, Book
  • Field, Edward (1898). Esek Hopkins, commander-in-chief of the continental navy during the American Revolution, 1775 to 1778: master mariner, politician, brigadier general, naval officer and philanthropist,
Preston & Rounds Co., Providence. p. 280, E'book
Charles Scribner and Sons, New York, p. 356, ISBN 9780684145839, Book
  • Fredriksen, John C. (2006). Revolutionary War Almanac,
Infobase Publishing, p.762, Url
  • Hattendorf, John B. (N) (2011). The Formation and Roles of the Continental Navy, 1775-1785, in Talking About Naval History: A Collection of Essays,
Naval War College Press, Newport, p. 354. ISBN 9781884733741, Url
  • Jackson, John W. (1974). The Pennsylvania Navy, 1775-1781: The Defense of the Delaware
    Rutgers Univ. Press, New Brunswick, p. 514 ISBN 9780813507668, Url
  • James, Hartwell (1899). Military heroes of the United States from Lexington to Santiago,
Henry Altemus Co., Philadelphia. p. 218, E'book
Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd, London, p. 459, Url
  • Jennings, John (1966). Tattered Ensign The Story of America's Most Famous Fighting Frigate, U.S.S. Constitution,
Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, p. 290, OCLC =1291484
  • Knox, Dudley Wright (1932). The Naval Genius of George Washington,
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, p. 135, Ebook
  • Lardas, Mark (2012). Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy,
Osprey Publishing. p. 161. ISBN 1780963475, Url
  • Lenge, Edward G. l (2012). A Companion to George Washington,
John Wiley & Sons, UK. p. 640. ISBN 1118219929, Url
  • Lewis, Charles Lee (1945). Admiral de Grasse and American Independence,
    United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, p. 404, Url
  • Lundeberg, Philip K. (1966). The Continental Gunboat Philadelphia and the Northern Campaign of 1776
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Url
  • Lynch, Barbara A. (1976). The war at sea: France and the American Revolution : a bibliography
    Naval History Division, Dept. of the Navy, p. 48, Url
  • Maclay, Edgar S. (1899). A History of American Privateers
    D. Appleton and Company, New York, p. 519, E'book
  • Mahan, Alfred Thayer (N) (1913). The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence[note 9]
Little Brown & Co., Boston, p. 280, E'Book
  • McKee, Christopher (1991). A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815,
Naval Institute Press, p. 600, ISBN 978-0870212833, Url
  • McManemin, John A. (1981). Captains of the Continental Navy,
Ho-Ho-Kus Publishing Company. p. 576, Url
  • Middlebrook, Louis F. (1925). History of Maritime Connecticut During the American Revolution, 1775-1783, 2 vols.
    Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, p. 631 Vol.1, Vol.2
  • Miller, Nathan (1974) Sea of glory: the Continental Navy fights for independence, 1775-1783,
D. McKay Co.; Original from Univ Michigan. p. 558 Url
  • —— (1997). The U.S. Navy: A History (3rd ed.),
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD ISBN 1-55750-595-0. OCLC 37211290, Url
  • Morgan, William James (1959). Captains to the northward: the New England captains in the Continental Navy,
Barre Gazette; Original from Univ. Michigan press. p. 260 Url
  • Paullin, Charles Oscar, (1906). The navy of the American Revolution: its administration, its policy and its achievements,
The Burrows Brothers Co. / Republican Printing Co., Iowa. p. 549 E'book
  • Phillips, Donald T. (2010). On the Wing of Speed: George Washington and the Battle of Yorktown,
Published by author, p. 282, ISBN 9780982848425, Url
  • Silverstone, Paul (2012). The Sailing Navy, 1775-1854,
CRC Press, p. 112, ISBN 0415978726, Url
  • Smith, Philip Chadwick Foster (1976). Captain Samuel Tucker (1747-1833), Continental Navy
Essex Institute, p. 115 Book (snippit view)
  • Stewart, Robert Armistead, (1934). The History of Virginia's Navy of the Revolution
    Mitchell & Hotchkiss, Printers, p. 279, Url
  • Stoddard, William Osborn (1900). The Noank's log: a privateer of the revolution
Lothrop Publishing Co., Boston, p. 337, Url
  • Stout, Neil R. (1962). The Royal Navy in American Waters, 1760-1775, Volume 2
    University of Wisconsin—Madison, p. 888, Url
  • —— (1973). The Royal Navy in America, 1760-1775: A Study of Enforcement of British Colonial Policy in the Era of the American Revolution
    Naval Institute Press, Annapolis. p. 227, Url
  • Sutherland, Jonathan, (2005). African Americans at War: An Encyclopedia,
ABC-CLIO, p.819, ISBN 9781576077467, Url
  • Volo, James M. (2008). Blue Water Patriots: The American Revolution Afloat,
Rowman & Littlefield. p. 312. ISBN 0742561208Url

John Paul Jones[edit]

  • Abbott, John S.C. (2009). Life of John Paul Jones, [note 10]
Applewood Books, MA., 367 pages, ISBN 978-1-4290-2117-3, Book (par view)
  • Barnes, John Sanford, (1911). The Logs of the Serapis - Alliance - Ariel, Under the Command of John Paul Jones, 1779-1780:...[note 11]
    Printed for Naval Historical Society by De Vinne press, New York, 138 pages, E'book
  • Boudriot, Jean (1987). John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard: A Reconstruction of the Ship and an Account of the Battle With H.M.S. Serapis[note 12]
    Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, 127 pages, Book (snippit view)
  • Brady, Cyrus Townsend (1906). Commodore Paul Jones,
D. Appleton and Co., New York; original from Univ. California, 482 pages, E'book
  • Brown, Charles Walter (1902). John Paul Jones of naval fame: a character of the revolution,
M. A. Donohue & co., 271 pages, E'book
  • Bruce, Wallace (2002). John Paul Jones: Father of the United States Navy,
Writer's Club Press, NE., 304 pages, ISBN 0-595-24232-4, Book (par view)
  • Callo, Joseph (2011). John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior,
Naval Institute Press. 289 pages, Book (par view)
G.R. Graham, 29 pages, Book (no view)
  • De Koven, Regin, (2006).[note 13]The Life And Letters Of John Paul Jones, V1,
Kessinger Publishing, 520 pages, ISBN 1428601759, Url
  • Feld, Jonathan (2017). John Paul Jones's Locker: The Mutinous Men of the Continental Ship Ranger and the Confinement of Lieutenant Thomas Simpson, Naval History and Heritage Command, 36 pages. ISBN 978-1-943604-22-7, [1]
  • Fink, Leo Gregory (1962). Barry or Jones, "Father of the United States Navy"; Historical Reconnaissance,
Jefferies & Manz, Inc, Philadelphia, 554 pages, Url
  • Haugen, Brenda (2005). John Paul Jones: Father Of The American Navy,
Capstone / Compass Point Books, 112 pages. ISBN 0-7565-0829-0, Url
  • Johnson, Gerald W. (2005). The First Captain: The Story of John Paul Jones, [note 14]
Kessinger Publishing, 320 pages, Url
  • Jones, John Paul; Taylor, Janette (1890). (P) Life and correspondence of John Paul Jones: including his narrative of the campaign of the Liman,
D. Fanshaw, New York, 555 pages, Url
  • Jones, John Paul (1903). |editor=Charles henry Lincoln, Ph.D., A calendar of John Paul Jones manuscripts in the Library of Congress
    Library of Congress; Manuscript Division, Govt. Print. Office, Washington, 316 pages, E'book
  • Lardas, Mark (2012). Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779,
Osprey Publishing, 80 pages, ISBN 178096448X, Url
  • Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (1903). A calendar of John Paul Jones manuscripts in the Library of Congress,
Government Printing Office, DC., 316 pages, E'book
Naval Institute Press, 534 pages, ISBN 1557504105, Url
  • Russell, Phillips (1927). John Paul Jones: Man of Action, [note 15]
    Simon & Schuster, New York, 348 pages, ISBN 0-7432-0583-9, Url
  • Saunders, Robert L. (2009). John Paul Jones: Finding the Forgotten Patriot,
Robert L. Saunders. 250 pages, ISBN 9781439236772, Url
Appleton & Co., New York, 166 pages, Url
E.P. Dutton and Company, New York, 327 pages, Url1
  • Sherburne, John Henry (1825). The Life of Paul Jones: From Original Documents in the Possession of John Henry Sherburne,
    John Murray, London, p. 320, E'book
  • —— (1851). The life and character of John Paul Jones: a captain in the United States navy. During the revolutionary war,
Adriance, Sherman & co., New York. p. 408, Url
  • Sperry, Armstrong (1953). John Paul Jones: fighting sailor
    Random House, p. 180, Url
  • Thomas, Evan (2004). John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy,
Simon & Schuster, New York. p. 400, ISBN 0-7432-0583-9, Url
  • Thomson, Valentine (1942) John Paul Jones: father of the American navy
    World Publishers, p. 608, Url

John Barry[edit]

  • Clark, William Bell (1938). Gallant John Barry 1745 1803 The Story Of A Naval Hero Of Two Wars,
The Macmillan Company, New York. p. 554, E'bookBook (par view[note 17]
G.R. Graham, p. 29, Book (no view)
  • Fink, Leo Gregory (1962). Barry or Jones, "Father of the United States Navy"; Historical Reconnaissance,
Jefferies & Manz, Inc, Philadelphia. p. 138, Url
  • Griffin, Martin Ignatius, Joseph (1897). The history of Commodore John Barry,
Published by the Author, Philadelphia. p. 261, E'book
  • ——, Martin I J (2012). The Story of Commodore John Barry,
Tredition Classics. p. 112, ISBN 3847215655, Url
  • Gurn, Joseph (1933). Commodore John Barry: father of the American navy,
P.J. Kennedy & sons. p. 318, Url
  • —— (1903). Commodore John Barry: "the father of the American navy",
Published by the Author, Philadelphia. p. 424, E'book
  • McGrath, Tim (2010). John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail,
AuthorHouse, IN., p. 704, ISBN 1594161046, Url
  • Meany, William Barry (1911). Commodore John Barry, the father of the American navy: a survey of extraordinary episodes in his naval career,
Harper & Brothers, New York, London. p. 74, Url
Ariel Books. p. 157, Url
  • Williams, Thomas (2008). America's First Flag Officer: Father of the American Navy,
AuthorHouse, IN. p. 260, ISBN 978-1-4343-8654-0, Url

Richard Dale[edit]

D. Appleton and Co., New York; original from Univ. California. p. 482, E'book
Publisher (1842). p. 297, Book (no view)
  • —— (1856). History of the navy of the United States of America,
Stringer & Townsend, New York. p. 508. OCLC = 197401914, E'book
  • —— (1864).History of the Navy of the United States of America: Continued to 1860 ..., Volumes 1-3
    Blakeman & Mason, p. 634, E'book
  • Fink, Leo Gregory (1962). Barry or Jones, "Father of the United States Navy"; Historical Reconnaissance,
Jefferies & Manz, Inc, Philadelphia. p. 554, Url
  • McKee, Christopher (1972). Edward Preble: a naval biography, 1761-1807,
United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland. p. 436, ISBN 0-87021-525-6, Url
J.B. Lippincott company, Philadelphia and London, p. 312, Url
Jas. B. Smith & Co, Philadelphia. p. 545, Url
  • Russell, Phillips (2004). John Paul Jones: Man of Action[note 18]
Simon and Schuster, New York. p. 348. ISBN 0-7432-0583-9, Url
  • Sears, Robert (1855). The remarkable adventures of celebrated persons: ..., etc., eminent in the history of Europe and America,
Robert Sears, New York, p. 410, Url
  • Smith, Myron J. (1973). Navies in the American Revolution: a bibliography
    Scarecrow Press p. 219, Url
  • Seawell, Molly Elliot (1897). Twelve naval captains: being a record of certain Americans who made themselves immortal,
Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Ltd, ltd., London, p. 233, Url
  • Sweetman, Jack (2002). American Naval History: An Illustrated Chronology of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775–present,
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD:. ISBN 1-55750-867-4. Url
  • Thomas, Evan (2004). John Paul Jones: Sailor, Hero, Father of the American Navy ,
Simon and Schuster, New York, p. 400, ISBN 0-7432-0583-9. Url
Other sources for Richard Dale can be found in bibliographies for:
John Paul Jones ~John Barry ~Stephen Decatur ~Edward Preble

Thomas Truxtun ~ Silas Talbot[edit]

Stringer & Townsend, New York. p. 508. OCLC 197401914, E'book
  • Eastman, Ralph M. (2004). Some Famous Privateers of New England,
Kessinger Publishing, p. 96, ISBN 9781417906765, Book (no view)
  • Ferguson, Eugene S (1956). Truxtun of the Constellation: The Life of Commodore Thomas Truxtun, U.S. Navy, 1755-1822
Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 322, ISBN 0801865972, Book (no view)
Mystic Seaport Museum, p. 231, ISBN 9780913372739, Book (snippit view)
  • Grant, Bruce (1960). Captain of the Constellation: Commodore Thomas Truxtun
Putnam, New York p. 123, Book (snippit view)
Published by author/Loubat, New York. p. 488, E'book
  • McKee, Christopher (1991). A Gentlemanly and Honorable Profession: The Creation of the U.S. Naval Officer Corps, 1794-1815
Naval Institute Press, p. 600, ISBN 9780870212833, Book (par view)
  • Schultz, Charles R. (1965). P :Inventory of the Silas Talbot Papers, 1767-1867,
Marine Historical Association, p.86, Url
  • Statham, Edward Phillips (1910). Privateers and privateering. With eight illustrations,
Hutchinson & co / James Pott & Co., New York, p. 382, E'book
  • Truxtun, Thomas (1809). P :Biographical Memoirs of Thomas Truxtun, ESQ. from the Port Folio,
Bradford & Inskeep, Book (no view)
  • Tuckerman, Henry, (2009), The Life of Silas Talbot
Applewood Books, Bedford, Mass., p. 148, ISBN 9781429021593, Book (par view)
Other sources for Thomas Truxtun and Silas Talbot can be found in bibliographies for:
Stephen Decatur ~ Edward Preble ~ Richard Dale

Jefferson / Madison era[edit]

  • Adams, Henry, (1889). P :History of the United States of America, Volume 1,
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 451 pages, E'book
  • —— (1890). History of the United States of America during the second administration of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4,
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, p. 502, E'book
  • —— (1891), [1962]. History of the United States of America, Volume 9,
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York; Reprint: Antiquarian Press, 370 pages, E'book
  • Canney, Donald L. (2001). Sailing warships of the US Navy,
Chatham Publishing / Naval Institute Press, 224 pages, ISBN 1-55750-990-5, Book (par view)
  • Channing, Edward, (2004). The Jeffersonian System 1801 To 1811,
Kessinger Publishing. 324 pages, ISBN 1417974850, Book (no view)
  • Dye, Ira (2006). Uriah Levy: Reformer of the Antebellum Navy
    University Press of Florida, 299 pages, ISBN 0-8130-3004-8, Book (

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