Captain John Rodgers, like Broke, was one of the best officers, and the "Weehawken," like the "Shannon," was known as one of the smartest ships in the service.
Rodgers, Education in the Hawaiian Islands (Honolulu, 1897); Henry E.
When it began two small squadrons were getting ready for sea at New York; the frigate "President" (44) and sloop "Hornet" (18), under Commodore John Rodgers, who had also the general command; and the frigates "United States" (44) and "Congress" (38), with the brig "Argus" (16) to which two guns were afterwards added, under Captain Stephen Decatur.
Rodgers would have preferred to keep his command together, and to strike with it at the main course of British commerce, but he was overruled.
On the 8th of October Rodgers and Decatur sailed - the first on a cruise to the east, the second to the south.
Commodore Rodgers met with no marked success, but on the 25th of October Captain Decatur in the "United States" captured the British frigate "Macedonian" (38), which he carried back to port.
They were also much engaged in seeking for the American cruisers under Rodgers, Decatur and Bainbridge.
On the 12th of June he abandoned the town upon orders from Commodore Rodgers, for Lear had made peace (4th June) with Yussuf, the de facto Pasha of Tripoli.