Event Summary

United States enters into into an undeclared naval war with France

Date

1798

Description

United States enters into into an undeclared naval war with France; US effort consists of fifty-four vessels, capturing eighty-five from the French; Captain Thomas Truxtun distinguishes himself

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

Early Maritime New York, 1524-1860

Record ID

372