Cap.t Sterrett in the Sch.r Enterprise paying tribute to Tripoli, August 1801.
Engraving. 133 x 215mm. 5¼ x 8½".
Single-ship action of the First Barbary War fought between the American schooner USS Enterprise and the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli off the coast of modern-day Libya. Lt Andrew Sterrett had been sent by Commodore Dale to gather supplies at Malta, however en-route she engaged the Tripoli, commanded by Admiral Rais Mahomet Rous. After three hours the polacca was finally captured by the Americans.
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