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Who was the American Naval leader that helped subdue the Barbary Pirates?


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July 28, 2012 1:56AM

Lieutenant (later Commodore) Stephen Decatur, Jr., is the U.S. Naval officer most associated with naval action in the Barbary Wars, including leading the daring attack on, and burning of, the USS Philadelphia, which had run aground and been captured by Barbary Pirates.