Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804 (Painting)
Painted by artist Edward Moran in 1897, Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804, depicts the U.S.S. Philadelphia, previously captured by the Tripolitans, ablaze after she was boarded and set afire by a party from the ketch Intrepid led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur during the First Barbary War (1801-1805) - also known as the Tripolitan War and the Barbary Coast War.
Artist: Edward Moran
Location: Tripolitana (current day Libya)
Original medium: Oil on Canvas