USS SOMERS CREWMEMBERS ASSOCIATION
Established: April 2010---A Non-Profit U. S. Navy Veterans Organization---
|USS SOMERS (DD~381/DD~947/DDG~34)|
"USS SOMERS MEMORIAL PLAQUE DEDICATION"
4th, 1804, 214 years ago to the day, our ship's namesake, then Lieutenant
Richard Somers and his 12 volunteer sailors, in an attempt to destroy the
Barbary Pirate ships in Tripoli Harbor (Lybia) were killed in a premature
explosion aboard the United States Ship Intrepid. The Intrepid was laden
with explosives and was to be abandoned in the harbor and ignited.
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