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Richard Somers
Birth: Sep. 15, 1778
Death: Sep. 4, 1804

US Navy Master Commandant. Richard Somers, Jr. entered the US Navy in 1798 as a midshipman aboard the frigate "United States." He was promoted to lieutenant in 1799, and second lieutenant in 1800. In 1801 he trasferred to the frigate "Boston." Somers served in the first campaign against the Tripoli pirates through 1802. In 1803 he became commander of the schooner USS "Nautilus." In this capacity he served on blockade duty. In AUgust 1804 Somers commanded Gun Boat Division One in battles against the pirates around Tripoli. On August 28 he volunteered to commanded the "Intrepid" to destroy the pirate floatilla in the harbor. On September 4, 1804, while carrying out his mission, the "Intrepid" exploded killing Somers and 12 other men aboard. (bio by: Dan Silva) 
 
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Ivandell Cemetery *
Somers
Westchester County
New York, USA
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Record added: Jun 10, 2003
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