Mediterranean Squadron (United States)
The Mediterranean Squadron, also known as the Mediterranean Station, was part of the United States Navy in the 19th century that operated in the Mediterranean Sea. It was formed in response to the Barbary Wars. Between 1801 and 1818, the squadron was composed of a series of rotating squadrons. Later, squadrons were sent in the 1820s to the 1860s to suppress piracy, primarily in Greece and to engage in gunboat diplomacy. In 1865 the force was renamed the European Squadron.
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... Name Picture Rank Assigned Orders)Assumed On Station)Relieved Orders)Relieved On Station)1 COM Richard Dale First Squadron) May 20,1801 July 1,1801 ??2 COM. 1856-1859 Uriah Phillips Levy 1860 ...
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