Photo #: KN-2587 (Color)
"Stephen Decatur at Tripoli",
during the boarding of a Tripolitan gunboat on 3 August 1803
Oil on canvas, 29" by 39", by William A.K. Martin (1817-1867), signed and dated by the artist, 1851.
It depicts Lieutenant Stephen Decatur in hand-to-hand combat with a Tripolitan.
Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Gift of Friends of the U.S. Navy, 1941.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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14 November 2002