The Continental Navy struggles to find a useful role in the war effort. Congress cahiers the navy's commander Esek Hopkins, and does not replace him. The navy carries John Adams to France to begin his diplomatic career. Captain Nicolas Biddle of the Randolph does battle with the British warship, Yarmouth.
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