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Let’s have a little Revolutionary War trivia, shall we

Everyone knows that there are many old things in New England. So, it should not come as a surprise that the first American warship to fly the “stars and stripes” comes from New England, specifically Kittery, Maine.

Today’s DownEast.com trivia question has a certain I-have-not-yet-begun-to-fight feel to it.

What was the first warship to fly the stars and stripes?


The Ranger was launched at Kittery under the command of Captain John Paul Jones on May 10, 1777.