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The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were Tripoli and Algiers, which were quasi-independent entities nominally belonging to the Ottoman Empire, and the independent Sultanate of Morocco.
Commodore Edward Preble, ca. 1805
Commodore Edward Preble, ca. 1805. Edward Preble (1761-1807), a Portland native who went to sea at 16, is known as the father of the U.S. Navy. He served during the Revolutionary War and later became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution. He defeated the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli. Item # 17993 on Maine Memory Network