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Dale Point

Airline Blvd, Chesapeake, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 36° 48' 1.206", -76° 23' 30.588"
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Just north is the birthplace of Commodore Richard Dale (6 Nov 175-26 Feb 1826). He served on the United States brigantine Lexington. The British captured and wounded him several times during The Revolutionary War. Captain John Paul Jones chose him to be first lieutenant on the Bon Homme Richard. On 19 September 1779, the Bon Homme Richard defeated the British ship Serapis due largely to Dale's actions. He served as superintendent of the Norfolk Naval Yard in 1794. In 1801 he commanded a fleet of five vessels against the Barbary pirates. He later retired to Philadelphia.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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