This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History-February 16

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

1804 - Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, with volunteers from frigate Constitution and schooner Enterprise, enters Tripoli harbor by night in the ketchIntrepid 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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