Saturday, September 3, 2011

Map of Tripoli Harbor

Map of Tripoli Harbor showing the routes of the USS Intrepid in February 1804 when Stephen Decatur recaptured and sunk the frigate USS Philadelphia and where the Intrepid exploded on September 4, 1804, killing Master Commandant Richard Somers, Lt. Henry Wadsworth, Lt. Joseph Israel and ten men who are now buried on the shores of Tripoli harbor. Five are located at Old Protestant Cemetery and eight, including the three officers, are buried in an unmarked grave under a parking lot at Martyr's Square.

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