Photo #: NH 53249
U.S. Ketch Intrepid (1804)
Contemporary sketch by Midshipman William Lewis, with a description reading:
"The Ketch Intrepid taken by the Constitution of(f) Tripoli in Dec. 1803. Was the vessel with which Capt. Decatur burnt the Philadelphia in Feby 1804. She served as a store vessel off Tripoli and was at last turned into an Infernal in order to blow up part of the Bashaw's castle. In this unfortunate attempt she was blown up & all her crew perished. Cpt. Sommers, Lieuts. Wadsworth & Israel & 10 or 12 men. 4th Septr. '04."
The original sketch was in the possession of Captain C.W. Cook, O.R.C.U.S.A., 1925.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 79KB; 740 x 470 pixels
Click on the small photograph to prompt a larger view of the same image.
If you want higher resolution reproductions than this digital image, see: "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."
21 November 2002