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William Wiley was a sailor of the United States Navy in the 1800s who served in the First Barbary War. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... Burning of the frigate Philadelphia in the harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804, by Edward Moran, painted 1897, depicts a naval action of the First Barbary War. ...

Besides a few details of his service in the Navy, little is known of the life of William Wiley. He entered the Navy on 2 April 1803 and was assigned to the schooner Enterprise in the Mediterranean squadron. After attaining the rates of boatswain, boatswain's mate, and then a reduction to quartermaster, Wiley took part in the daring raid led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, Jr., in the ketch Intrepid at Tripoli harbor on 16 February 1804, destroying the frigate Philadelphia in the engagement. Quartermaster Wiley was transferred to the brig Scourge soon thereafter, and this is where his documentary trail ends. 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner is a type of sailing ship characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... The third USS Enterprise, a schooner, was built by Henry Spencer at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1799, and placed under the command of Lieutenant John Shaw. ... Note that Bosun, spelled that way, is the NATO reporting name for the Soviet Tupolev Tu-14 bomber. ... A quartermaster, in the United States Army, is a soldier or unit which specializes in supplying and provisioning troops in the field. ... Stephen Decatur, Jr. ... Square Topsl Gaff Ketch Hawaiian Chieftain on San Francisco Bay A ketch is a sailing craft with two masts: A main mast, and a mizzen mast abaft the main mast. ... The first USS Intrepid was a captured ketch in the United States Navy during the First Barbary War. ... Tripoli (population 1. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. ... The second USS Philadelphia of the United States Navy was a 28 gun sailing frigate. ... In sailing, a brig is a vessel with two masts at least one of which is square rigged. ...

The destroyer USS Wiley (DD-597), (19441968), was named in his honor. USS Wiley (DD-597), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for William Wiley, a sailor of the Navy in the 1800s who served in the First Barbary War. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...

External links

  • history.navy.mil: USS Wiley

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All images and text on this William Wiley page are copyright 2007 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
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