This Day In Naval History: September 16

1814 – A squadron from the schooner USS Carolina attacks and raids the base of the pirate Jean Lafitte, at Barataria, La., capturing six schooners and other small craft while the pirates flee the attack. 1823 – Samuel Southard becomes the seventh Secretary of the Navy, serving until March 3, 1829., This Day In Naval History: September 16,

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