This Day in Naval History – Feb. 16

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

1804 - Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli harbor by night in the ketch Intrepid to burn the captured frigate Philadelphia. Decatur's raid succeeds without American losses. England's Lord Nelson calls this "the most daring act of the age."

1815 - USS Constitution captures British Susannah

1967 - Operation River Raider begins in Mekong Delta

(Source: Navy News Service)
 


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