- Historic Sites
Advertisements for specific products, services or destinations on this website are for the information of the public, and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by this institution, its officers, employees or agents.
Born in Maine, Preble served in the Massachusetts Navy during the Revolution. After the war, he sailed for 15 years in various merchantmen before joining the newly organized navy druing the Quasi War. Preble was given command of Essex in 1799 and promoted to captain. In 1803, he sailed for the Barbary coast in Constitution to establish a blockade.
Location:805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374