The Tripoli Monument Historical

The Tripoli Monument Historical (HM1WE0)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 58.986', W 76° 29.254'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
The oldest military monument in the United States honors heroes of the War against the Barbary Coast Pirates, the new republic's first war. In 1804, President Jefferson ordered the nation's tiny naval force to the Mediterranean to protect the expanding trade of the new United States against the pirates, who demanded ransom for safe passage of merchant ships. "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute" became the rallying cry for this war. Jefferson's action established the doctrine of extension of power overseas, and created a permanent United States Navy.

On "the shores of Tripoli," young Americans took brave actions against the pirates, including torching their own grounded vessel, the USS Philadelphia, to prevent its use by the pirates. Six men were killed before Tripoli's 'pasha' relented. Congress cited them for their gallantry,
and Captain David Porter, one of the pirates captives, instituted a campaign for a monument to honor his former shipmates, now heroes.

The monument was carved in 1806 in Italy, of Carrera marble, and brought to the United States as ballast on board the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). From the Washington Navy Yard it moved to the west terrace of the national Capitol. It has stood at the Naval Academy since 1860.
of the Monument was completed in June 2000 through the leadership of Capt. Warren B. Johnson '47, thanks to gifts from the VADM Eliot H. Bryant & Miriam H. Bryant Endowments and Friends of the Save the Tripoli Monument Committee.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

HM NumberHM1WE0
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371155 N 4315953
Decimal Degrees38.98310000, -76.48756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.986', W 76° 29.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 59.16" N, 76° 29' 15.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Decatur Rd, Annapolis MD 21401, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?