Sunday, December 19, 2010

Seafaring Sunday: Pirate Hunter

December 20, 1822: The U.S. Congress authorizes a flotilla of Navy ships to battle piracy in the Caribbean. The so called Mosquito Fleet will be commanded by Captain David Porter and will effectively wipe out piracy in the Gulf and the Caribbean.

A bit more here at the Naval History Blog.

Header: Anonymous portrait of Captain Porter now at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Any excuse to post a picture of David Porter is a good one, right?

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Who doesn't know that I'm in love with David Porter?