Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet

Porter's Anti-Pirate Fleet (HM1DPP)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 24° 33.151', W 81° 47.829'

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An outbreak of piracy in 1822 prompted the United States to organize the West Indian Squadron, an anti-pirate fleet. Commanded by Commodore David Porter, the squadron in 1823 included 17 ships and 1,100 men based in Key West. For two years the fleet attacked many of the estimated 2,000 pirates in the Indies. In 1825, after Porter was removed from command, Commodore Lewis Warrington continued the assault. Some 79 pirates were taken by U.S. ships.
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HM NumberHM1DPP
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Marker NumberF-9
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 419269 N 2715633
Decimal Degrees24.55251667, -81.79715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.151', W 81° 47.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 9.06" N, 81° 47' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)305
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 623 Truman Ave, Key West FL 33040, US
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