First Barbary War... 1801 - 1805 | Casualties and Losses... United States, Sweden (1800–1802) - United States: 35 killed, 64 wounded, Greek/Arab mercenaries: killed and wounded unknown. Casualties and Losses... Tripolitania Eyalet, Morocco (1802) - estimated 800 dead, 1,200 wounded at Derne plus ships and crew lost in naval defeats
The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were Tripoli and Algiers, which were quasi-independent entities nominally belonging to the Ottoman Empire, and the independent Sultanate of Morocco.
June 10 1801 The First Barbary War (1801-1805) The North African state of Tripoli declared war on the United States in a dispute over safe passage of merchant vessels through the Mediterranean. || The 4 Barbary States were: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Tripoli.
Thomas Truxtun was an American naval officer after the Revolutionary War, when he served as a privateer, who rose to the rank of commodore in the late eighteenth century and later served in the Quasi War with France and the First Barbary War in North Africa. He was one of the first six commanders appointed to the new US Navy by President Washington. During his naval career he commanded a number of famous US naval ships including USS Constellation and USS President.