Stephen Decatur, Jr. (January 5, 1779 – March 22, 1820) was a United States naval officer and Commodore notable for his many naval victories in the early 19th century.
He was born on the eastern shore of Maryland, in Worcester County, the son of a U.S. naval officer who served during the American Revolution. Shortly after attending college, Decatur followed in his father's footsteps and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of nineteen. He was the youngest man to reach the rank of captain in the history of the United States Navy.
James Barron (September 15, 1768 – April 21, 1851) was an officer in the United States Navy. [n 1] He served in the Quasi War, the Barbary Wars, during which time he commanded a number of famous ships, including the USS Essex and the USS President.