The Barbary coast inhabitants over the centuries have caused many ructions to Europeans. And the USA.
Thanks Tommy303, your links still function, most enlightening.
Apparently, the US Department of the Navy, founded 30 April 1798, was a direct result of political issues in that part of N Africa.
The 1st Barbary War, 1801-1805 included the Battle of Derna, Tripoli, from which the 3 US Warships, CVE-64, LPH-10 and the next LHA-7 are named.
The schooner Enterprise was amongst those US vessels operating in the Med during this period, capturing the Barbary vessel Tripoli.
A rather famous US warship name that needs no introduction, possibly the US navy's premier name.
A full broadside. The traditional English salute.