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James Simms

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 4 Sep 1804 Libya
  • Burial Tripoli, Tarabulus, Libya
  • Memorial ID 73310762

US Navy Gunner's Mate. James Simms enlisted in 1803 in Maryland. In August 1804 he fought in actions against the pirates of Tripoli. He volunteered to join the crew of the "Intrepid" whose mission was to destroy the pirate floatilla in Tripoli harbor. On September 4, 1804, while carrying out this mission, the "Intrepid" exploded killing Simms and 12 other men aboard.


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  • Created by: Dan Silva
  • Added: 13 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73310762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Simms (unknown–4 Sep 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73310762, citing Green Square, Tripoli, Tarabulus, Libya ; Maintained by Dan Silva (contributor 46781334) .