Photo #: NH 2385
"Decatur's Struggle with the Algerines"
Line engraving by W. Ridgway after an artwork by F.O. Darley, published during the 19th Century. It depicts the battle on board a Tripolitan gunboat during the U.S. Navy's bombardment of Tripoli, 3 August 1804. Lieutenant Stephen Decatur is in the center, engaged in hand-to-hand combat.
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Powell Collection.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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15 November 2002