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Valetta, Malta
 

US Mediterranean Squadron and USS Constitution

American and Maltese Sailors of the Barbary War 1801 - 1805

 
 
US Mediterranean Squadron and USS Constitution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Captain William Steagall, USN, Ret., November 16, 2019
1. US Mediterranean Squadron and USS Constitution Marker
Inscription.  In honored memory of the American and Maltese sailors of the 1st Mediterranean Squadron of the United States Navy and its flagship U.S.S. Constitution. Their intrepid service helped to increase freedom of commerce on the Mediterranean Sea during the First Barbary War of 1801 to 1805. Presented by the Naval Order of the United States 2019.
 
Erected 2019 by National Capital Commandery of the Naval Order of the US.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Wars, Non-USWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 53.683′ N, 14° 30.733′ E. Marker is in Valetta, Malta. The marker is on the archway of the Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding US Mediterranean Squadron and USS Constitution. The marker was established to honor the memory of American and Maltese sailors who served aboard the USS Constitution during the Barbary War. The National Capital Commandery of the Naval Order of the US led the project with support and funding from twenty-four (24) private donors. Diplomatic and US Navy representatives attended the dedication, as
The marker is on this archway of Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour image. Click for full size.
By Captain William Steagall, USN, Ret., November 16, 2019
2. The marker is on this archway of Upper Barrakka Gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour
well as officials of the Maltese government.
 
Also see . . .  Information about Upper Barrakka Gardens. (Submitted on January 8, 2021, by Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. Jefferson Administration
 
Barrakka Gardens, above the Saluting Battery image. Click for full size.
By Captain William Steagall, USN, Ret., November 16, 2019
3. Barrakka Gardens, above the Saluting Battery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2021, by Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2021, by Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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