Thursday, February 16, 2012

This Day In U.S. Navy History: Stephen Decatur Recaptured USS Philadelphia In Tripoli Harbor In 1804

On this day in 1804 U.S. Navy hero Stephen Decatur recaptured the USS Philadelphia in Tripoli harbor and destroyed the ship to keep her out of the hands of the Tripoli pirates.

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