Today in U.S. Naval History: July 5

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Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN. 19th Century engraving by D. Edwin, after a Gilbert Stuart portrait. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 5

1814 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures British Stranger, Venus, Adiona and Fortitude.

1815 - Commodore Stephen Decatur's squadron arrives at Tripoli to collect reparations for seizure of American merchant ships in violation of Treaty of 1805.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
 

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