"Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804"
Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804 Oil on canvas, 60 by 42, by Edward Moran (1829-1901), signed and dated by the artist, 1897. It depicts USS Philadelphia, previously captured by the Tripolitans, ablaze after she was boarded and set afire by a party from the ketch Intrepid led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur. Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Gift of Paul E. Sutro, 1940. Official U.S. Navy Photograph.