For years pirates of the Mediterranean terrorized ships, captured and murdered innocent people, and demanded large extortion payments from European powers. They were known as The Terror. With only a small navy to challenge the pirates on the open seas the U. His family returns to Philadelphia after previously fleeing the city to escape the British occupation. The Naval Act of authorizes construction of 6 frigates to defend American shipping in the Atlantic Ocean after repeated attacks on American ships by Mediterranean pirates. Stephen Decatur quits school at age 15 and begins working for the ship builder, Gurney and Smith. The first of the new frigates are completed. President Jefferson fails to make peace with the pirates and dispatches the navy to engage the pirates in the Atlantic under the command of Commodore Richard Dale.
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