Captain oliver hazard perry

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  • Oliver Hazard Perry is born

    Oliver Hazard Perry is born
    Oliver Hazard Perry was born on August 23, 1785. He was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island. He was the first of the eight children to be born to Christopher Raymond and Sarah Alexander Perry. He was named after his uncle, Oliver Hazard Perry, who had recently been lost at sea.
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    Oliver Hazard Perry's Lifespan

  • Oliver Hazard Perry becomes a midshpman

    Oliver Hazard Perry becomes a midshpman
    At age 14, Oliver was already involved in the Navy. He was appointed to midshipman and served in the Tripolitan War. Most of his family was already involved in the Navy, so he was following in their footsteps. He was assigned to his father's ship called General.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry serves in the Quasi-War with France

    Oliver Hazard Perry serves in the Quasi-War with France
    Oliver served on some very famous ships during this time period. He served on ships such as the Adams, Constellation, Nautilus, Essex, and Constitution. Although he served on the ships, he is not involved in any of the important battles these ships fought in.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry is appointed to Lieutenant

    Oliver Hazard Perry is appointed to Lieutenant
    After eight years in the Navy, Oliver was promoted to rank Lieutenant. At age 22, he was still greatly involved in the Navy and the construction of ships. From 1807 to 1809 he was occupied with building gunboats for the Navy. But he found the work tedious and wanted to get back out on to the water.
  • Oliver is put in command of the 14-gun schooner Revenge

    Oliver is put in command of the 14-gun schooner Revenge
    Initaially, Oliver's new job on the Revenge progressed well. During most of 1809, the Revenge patroled northern waters. His ship was in a squadron under the command of Commodore John Rodgers. His love of being on the water had been reignited.
  • Oliver's ship, Revenge, sinks off the coast of Southern New England

    Oliver's ship, Revenge, sinks off the coast of Southern New England
    In spring of 1810, Perry's ship was ordered back to Washington Navy Yard to be repaired. These repairs were for preperation of an assignment in southern waters. But in June of 1810, the Revenge took heavy damage in a severe storm. This did not help Perry's cause, considering he was very ill at the time. Perry's ship was assigned to conduct serveys of harbors off the coast of New England, but when in heavy fog, the schooner hit a reef and went down in the water.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry married Elizabeth Champlin Mason

    Oliver Hazard Perry married Elizabeth Champlin Mason
    Just two years before Perry's heroic battle at Lake Erie, he married Elizabeth Champlin Mason. They had five kids, but only four lived past infancy. All four were involved in the United States military, following in the father's footsteps of serving the nation.
  • Oliver is commissioned to build, arm, and crew a fleet at Erie, Pennslyvania

    Oliver is commissioned to build, arm, and crew a fleet at Erie, Pennslyvania
    In 1812, the Navy asked Oliver to build, equip and crew a fleet of ships for the ongoing war of 1812. One year before his legendary battle on Lake Erie, Oliver Hazard Perry was still some normal guy in the Navy. Overseeing whatever he was assigned, and working on what the Navy told him too. He was no hero, yet.
  • Perry received orders to report to the Great Lakes

    Perry received orders to report to the Great Lakes
    On February 8, 1813, the Navy ordered Oliver Hazard Perry to report to Isaac Chauncey on the Great Lakes. Oliver helped construct ships on the lake, as well as train new crew members for battles to come. The upcoming Battle of Lake Erie is what would have truely test Perry's ability to be a leader, a hero, for the United States.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry II is born

    Oliver Hazard Perry II is born
    Oliver Hazard Perry had five children, but only four were able to live to maturity. The one child that died in infancy was Oliver Hazard Perry II. But as soon as Olvier II died, Oliver Hazard Perry Jr. was born. (I think he really liked his own name) The other children to be born were Christopher Grant Champlin Perry, Christopher Raymond Perry and Elizabeth Mason Perry.
  • Perry's fleet left Put-in-Bay, Ohio to meet a British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie

    Perry's fleet left Put-in-Bay, Ohio to meet a British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie
    Perry's fleet set sail from Put-in-Bay on September 10, 1813 to meet a slightly weaker British force. In the Battle of Lake Erie, whcih is the battle that set Perry's heroic status in stone, Perry's flagship, the Lawrence, was destroyed. But he just transfered his flag to the Niagara, and kept on fighting. Shortly after transfering ships, he forced the British fleet to surrender. This victory is what gave the United States control of lake Erie, and helped achieve victory at the Battle of Thames.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry is promoted to Captain

    Oliver Hazard Perry is promoted to Captain
    After winning the Battle of Lake Erie, Oliver was immediatly promoted to captain. His heoric leadership and strategy, is what has made him so important to American naval history. Sometimes even refered to as the Hero of Lake Erie, Oliver was now looked up to by the whole United States, and it was no wonder why he had been promoted.
  • Perry is offered command of the USS Java

    Perry is offered command of the USS Java
    In july of 1814, Perry is offered the job of commanding the USS Java which was still being constructed. He accepted the job, and while overseeing the construction of the ship, Perry took part in the defense of Washington DC and Baltimore during the British invasion of Chesapeake Bay. This would be the last combat Oliver would see, as the Treaty of Ghent was signed before his ship was finished.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry is sent to the Mediterranean to stop Barbary Pirates

    Oliver Hazard Perry is sent to the Mediterranean to stop Barbary Pirates
    Although Perry's ship, the Java, never saw true combat, it was still operational for missions like stopping pirates. In 1815, that's exactly what Perry did. He was sent to the Mediterranean to help stop the Barbary Pirates that were terorizing ships over there. It went successfully and it was another job-well-done under Perry's belt.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry dies

    Oliver Hazard Perry dies
    After the war of 1812, Oliver was commissioned to the Mediterranean. Where he was to consult with Simon Bolivar about piracy in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, Oliver contracted yellow fever from mosquitoes while aboard the USS Nonsuch. Even though the crew rushed to Trinidad for medical assistance, he died near the Port of Spain. Still far from medical treatment.