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Richard Somers, Jr
Birth: Sep. 15, 1778
Somers Point
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1804

United States Naval Officer. He entered the United States Navy in 1798 as a Midshipman aboard the frigate "USS United States". Promoted to Lieutenant in 1799, and Second Lieutenant in 1800, in 1801 he transferred to the frigate "USS Boston", serving 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 "USS Intrepid" to destroy the pirate flotilla 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) 
 
Burial:
Green Square
Tripoli
Tarabulus, Libya
 
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Originally Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: Jul 13, 2011
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Richard Somers, Jr
Added by: Dan Silva
 
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