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KN-10849 "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804"

Photo #: KN-10849 "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804"
Title: "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804"
Description: 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.
Catalog #: KN-10849
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