Decatur’s Bold and Daring Act

The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804

Decatur’s Bold and Daring Act cover

Description

On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing that, burn her to the waterline. This book recounts one of the greatest raids in American military history, an event that propelled Stephen Decatur to international renown, and which prompted Horatio Nelson to declare it 'the most bold and daring act of the age'.

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849083751
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w
Series Raid
Short code RAID 22
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Lardas

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Steve Noon

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Donato Spedaliere

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Mariusz Kozik

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