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Mediterranean Squadron (United States)

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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 First and Second 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.[1] In 1865 the force was renamed the European Squadron.

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Mediterranean Squadron
EnterpriseTripoli.jpg
USS Enterprise of the Mediterranean Squadron capturing the polacca Tripoli during the First Barbary War.
Active1801–1865
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States_%281865%E2%80%931867%29.svg United States of America
BranchInfantry_battalion_flag_of_the_United_States_Navy.svg United States Navy
TypeNaval squadron
Garrison/HQMahón (1815–1840)
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