Sunday, January 10, 2010

U.S. Fleet fighting Rais Hamidou

On 17 June 1815, off the Algerian coast, famed frigate USS "Constellation" drove the 44-gun frigate "Meshuda", the flagship of the Algerian fleet, under the guns of Commodore Decatur's flagship,"Guerriere". "Meshuda" surrendered. Among her fatalities was Rais Hamidou Algiers' ranking naval officer. The U.S. fleet included also the frigates USS "Macedonian","Epervier" and "Ontario".

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