Commodore Edward Preble, ca. 1805
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Edward Preble (1761-1807), a Portland native who went to sea at 16, is known as the father of the U.S. Navy.
He served during the Revolutionary War and later became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution. He defeated the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli.
- Title: Commodore Edward Preble, ca. 1805
- Creation Date: circa 1805
- Subject Date: circa 1805
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Oil on canvas
- Dimensions (cm): 100 x 88
- Local Code: A86-967
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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