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Decatur's Bold and Daring Act - The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804

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Hortatio Nelson, himself one of naval history's boldest actors, called the burning of the frigate Philadelphia by the United States Navy in 1804 "the most bold and daring act of the age." It is one of the classic examples of a naval raid, a cutting-out action intended to deprive the enemy of a ship. It made Stephen Decatur a household name, both in Europe and the United St ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 19th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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