Photo #: NH 50528
Burning of USS Philadelphia, 16 February 1804
Reproduction of a 19th Century engraving, depicting Lieutenant Stephen Decatur leading his men as they recaptured the Philadelphia in Tripoli harbor, prior to setting her afire. Published in the "American Weekly" supplement to the "Washington Times-Herald", circa March-April 1940, illustrating an article by Harold T. Wilkins.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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14 November 2002