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NH 53249 U.S. Ketch Intrepid

Photo #: NH 53249  U.S. Ketch Intrepid
Title: U.S. Ketch Intrepid
Description: (1804) Contemporary sketch by Midshipman William Lewis, with a description reading: The Ketch Intrepid taken by the Constitution of(f) Tripoli in Dec. 1803. Was the vessel with which Capt. Decatur burnt the Philadelphia in Feby 1804. She served as a store vessel off Tripoli and was at last turned into an Infernal in order to blow up part of the Bashaw's castle. In this unfortunate attempt she was blown up & all her crew perished. Cpt. Sommers, Lieuts. Wadsworth & Israel & 10 or 12 men. 4th Septr. '04. The original sketch was in the possession of Captain C.W. Cook, O.R.C.U.S.A., 1925. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 53249
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