Sol: What Rhode Island native, a former privateer, was appointed as the first Commander-in-Chief in the fledgling Continental Navy in 1775?

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The Question: What Rhode Island native, a former privateer, was appointed as the first Commander-in-Chief in the fledgling Continental Navy in 1775?


Joshua Barney
John Paul Jones
Esek Hopkins
John Barry
Silas Talbot


The correct answer is Esek Hopkins.


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