1986 Press Photo EDWARD PREBLE UNITED STATES NAVAL OFFICER
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COMMODORE EDWARD PREBLE OF THE U.S. NAVY IS PORTRAYED IN AN OIL PAINTING.Edward Preble (15 August 1761 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 25 August 1807) was a United States naval officer.Preble was born at Falmouth, Eastern Massachusetts, now Portland, Maine, 15 August 1761, the son of Gen. Jedidiah Preble. As a boy, his home was destroyed in the burning of Falmouth by British Naval Commander Henry Mowatt. It is said that this action compelled Preble to join the Navy. It also contributed to his terrible temper later in life. In 1779 he was appointed to the Massachusetts State Navy, becoming an officer in the 26 gun ship Protector. Becoming a British prisoner when that ship was captured in 1781, he was held for a time in the prison ship New Jersey. On his release, he served in Winthrop and led a boarding party to capture a British brig at Castine, Maine and worked it out to sea despite heavy shore fire (directed by Henry Mowatt).(WIKIPEDIA) Photo measures 10.25 x 11.5.
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