First Official Salute To The American Flag

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First Official Salute To The American Flag

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Title:  

First Official Salute To The American Flag
Creator:
Phillips Melville

Content Description: 

The Continental brigantine Andrew Doria, Captain Isaiah Robinson, upon entering the port of St. Eustatius in the Dutch West Indies on November 16, 1776, fired a salute of eleven guns, which the fort returned with nine. Although later disavowed by the Dutch Government, this was the first salute by a foreign power received by an American man-of-war flying the Grand Union Flag.the first official salute by a foreign nation to the "Stars and Stripes" flag of the United States took place on 14 Februrary 1778, when the Continental Navy ship Ranger, under Captain John Paul Jones, fired thirteen guns and received nine in return from the French fleet anchored in Quiberon Bay, France. This formal recognition of independence followed by a week the signing of commerce and allies treaties between the two nations.

Physical Description: 

Oil on canvas

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0013

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