In 1950, Fletcher Pratt wrote a book titled Preble's Boys: Commodore Preble and the Birth of American Sea Power. He writes about a group of naval officers in the early Republic who helped to create a professional American navy in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. Though his argument about their success because of their link to Preble may be flawed, the network they created is still remarkable in its intricacy and influence. This website strives to provide biographical information about these men, their ships, and the battles they fought in. Someday it will provide an analysis of their network.

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