Reuben Chase

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Reuben Chase (June 23, 1754 – June 23, 1824) was an officer in the Continental Navy.

Chase joined Ranger as a seaman in 1777 and served during John Paul Jones' daring raid into British waters. Chase was appointed a midshipman in Bonhomme Richard March 18, 1779, and took part in the historic victory over HMS Serapis September 23, 1779.

Namesake[edit]

Chase (DD-323) was named in his honor.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.