Decatur Boarding A Tripolian Gunboat

Creator:
D.M. Carter

During the summer of 1804, Commodore Edward Preble decided to send gunboats to bombard the fortifications in Tripoli Harbor. Stephen Decatur, the youngest captain in the U.S. Navy at age 25, was in charge of a division of three gunboats. He and his men plunged into the midst of nine enemy boats and began to board them. After fierce hand-to-hand fighting, the enemy was driven from the decks of the ships and three prizes were taken by the Americans.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0029
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy, Naval Historical Foundation

Reuben James

Creator:
Dorothy Short
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0030
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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The 200 Year Legacy Of Stephen Decatur, 1798-1998

Date:
1998
Creator:
Ben Birindelli
Publisher/Studio:
Gloucester Point, VA: Hallmark Publishing Company

Details the history and tradtion inspired by Stephen Decatur and his lasting influence on the US Navy.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
E535.1.D29B5, LCCN: 98-7647
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum