USS Philadelphia (1799) - Wikipedia, Burning in Tripoli harbor 1804.

The First Barbary War. Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 1804 by Edward Moran, painted

Stephen Decatur boarding a Tripolitan gunboat during a naval engagement, 3 August 1804

naval officer Stephen Decatur boarding a Tripolitan gunboat during the First Barbary War, 1804

August 1, 1801 -  The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.

August 1801 - The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.

1801-1805: The First Barbary War -- YES, the Muslims have been at their game for a very long time.

How Jefferson Fought the Barbary Pirates

The First Barbary War -- YES, the Muslims have been at their game for a very long time.

British captain witnessing the miseries of white Christian slaves in Algiers, 1815

British captain witnessing the miseries of white Christian slaves in Algiers, 1815

First Barbary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

First Barbary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Piracy During the Late Georgian Era, via Lauren Gilbert Heyerwood

Piracy During the Late Georgian Era

New post (USS FRAZIER 1943) has been published on Navy, Military and Marine with JC USS Frazier (DD-607) was a Benson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Daniel Frazier, a US Navy sailor...

New post (USS FRAZIER has been published on Navy, Military and Marine with JC USS Frazier was a Benson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Daniel Frazier, a US Navy sailor.

EnterpriseTripoli - First Barbary War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Enterprise encounters the Barbary corsair Tripoli on August 1 After three hours of battle, Enterprise forces the Tripoli's surrender with a broadside.

To the Walls of Derne : William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War

To the Walls of Derne : William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War

The First Barbary War When the U.S. Navy Came of Age

The Set-Up It was the very start of the century. Thomas Jefferson had just become president of the still incredibly new United States of America.

Commodore Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822). Served in the Quasi-War with France and the first Barbary War in North Africa. During his career he commanded a number of famous ships, including USS Constitution and USS President.

Commodore Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822). Served in the Quasi-War with France and the first Barbary War in North Africa. During his career he commanded a number of famous ships, including USS Constitution and USS President.

To the Walls of Derne : William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War

To the Walls of Derne : William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War

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