The first shipment of Sumatra is a punitive expedition led by the US Navy in 1832 against the village of Kuala Batee (id) , currently in the sub-district of Southwest Aceh Regency (in) . The expedition is a response to the massacre of the crew of the merchant ship Friendship (en) a year earlier. The frigate USS Potomac and his crew defeated the local forces Hulubalang (in) the Aceh Sultanate . The expedition can put a stop to attacks from Sumatraagainst American ships for six years until another ship was looted, leading to the Second Sumatra Expedition in 1838.
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- ( In ) This article is partially or entirely from the article in English entitled ” First Sumatran Expedition ” ( see the list of authors ) .
- ( In ) This article contains text published in the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships , the content of which is in the public domain . The reference can be read here [ archive ] .