Abraham Whipple Biography
Birthday: September 26, 1733 (Libra)
Born In: Providence, Rhode Island
Hundreds of men fought to the best possible extent for America’s freedom from the British colonial rule. One such great hero of the American Revolution is Abraham Whipple. Whipple, who belonged to Rhode Island, was a revolutionary commander in the Continental Navy. He contributed immensely to the achievement of several milestones in the history of his nation’s revolutionary movement. One of his most incredible achievements was that he destroyed the British ship ‘HMS Gaspee’. This paved way for the Americans to capture the Bahamas. Under his leadership, the American ship ‘Game Cock’ had managed to capture as many as 23 French ships, in a matter of just six months. Whipple was considered to be one of the best naval officers, and America’s greatest freedom fighters. Several ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Whipple in his honor. There is a Whipple Street, Avenue or Court in almost every one of the 39 municipalities in the State of Rhode Island.