Intrepid Sailors

Intrepid Sailors

The Legacy of Preble's Boys and the Tripoli Campaign

eBook - 2012
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Reid tells one of the greatest sea stories in the history of the U.S. Navy. Under Commodore Edward Preble, the Navy came of age fighting the scourge of the time, the infamous Barbary Pirates. Intrepid Sailors chronicles the Navy's campaign to subdue the pirate leader of Tripoli, who declared war on the United States in 1801. After two failed campaigns, Preble took command of the U.S. squadron in the Mediterranean and served notice to world the U.S. Navy would be a force with which to reckon. Among the ships in Preble's flotilla was a non-descript little ketch. Once a French.
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781612511252
1612511252
9781612511177
1612511171
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)

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