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KN-2587 "Stephen Decatur at Tripoli"

Photo #: KN-2587 "Stephen Decatur at Tripoli"
Description: 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.color
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