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NH 56751 "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbour of Tripoli, 16th Feb. 1804, by 70 Gallant Tars of Columbia commanded by Lieut. Decatur"

Photo #: NH 56751  "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbour of Tripoli, 16th Feb. 1804, by 70 Gallant Tars of Columbia commanded by Lieut. Decatur"
Title: "Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbour of Tripoli, 16th Feb. 1804, by 70 Gallant Tars of Columbia commanded by Lieut. Decatur"
Description: Photo #: NH 56751 Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbour of Tripoli, 16th Feb. 1804, by 70 Gallant Tars of Columbia commanded by Lieut. Decatur Aquatint engraving by F. Kearney, published in August 1808. It depicts the ketch Intrepid, under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, at left, leaving Tripoli harbor after her crew had boarded the Philadelphia and set the ship ablaze. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 56751
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