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  • He was the son of a naval officer, and nephew of David Porter of the frigate "Essex."
  • In 1744 he captured the French frigate " Medee," commanded by M.
  • A large number of these boats were constructed and they afforded some protection to coasting vessels against privateers, but in bad weather, or when employed against a frigate, they were worse than useless, and Jefferson's "gunboat system" was admittedly a failure.
  • The most easterly island is Frigate, the most southerly Platte; on the northern edge of the reef are Bird and Denis islands.
  • In 1803 he was in command of the "Enterprise," which formed part of Commodore Preble's squadron in the Mediterranean, and in February 1804 led a daring expedition into the harbour of Tripoli for the purpose of burning the U.S. frigate "Philadelphia" which had fallen into Tripolitan hands.
 

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