US 1936 Navy Issue ; John Paul Jones and John Barry 1c. Scott. 790


US 1936 Navy Issue ; John Paul Jones and John Barry 1c. Scott. 790


Series: Navy Issue

Stamp details: John Paul Jones and John Barry

Issued date: 15-12-1936 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 790
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 786
Michel (Germany): 395
Yvert et Tellier (France): 352

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Green
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Ships, Sailing Ships, Navigators

Total print: 104,773,450 (estimate)

Description:- John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was a Scottish-American naval captain who was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. He made many friends among U.S political elites (including John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin) as well as enemies (who accused him of piracy), and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation that persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the American Navy" (a sobriquet he shares with John Barry and John Adams).

John Barry (1745-1803) was an Irish-American officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He has been credited as "The Father of the American Navy" (and shares that moniker with John Paul Jones and John Adams) and was appointed a captain in the Continental Navy on December 7, 1775. He was the first captain placed in command of a U.S. warship commissioned for service under the Continental flag. After the war, he became the first commissioned U.S. naval officer, at the rank of commodore, receiving his commission from President George Washington in 1797.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Jones and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Barry_(naval_officer)