Event Summary

Lt. Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli harbor

Date

February 16, 1804

Description

Barbary Wars, 1801 - 1805-- Lt. Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli harbor, burning the captured American frigate USS Philadelphia

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

Record ID: 642