The second expedition to Sumatra is a punitive expedition led by the United States Navy in 1838 against the inhabitants of the island of Sumatra. After the crew of the American merchant ship Eclipse was massacred by Malay warriors or pirates, an expedition led by two American warships disarmed a force that defeated the Malays in two operations.
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- ( In ) This article is partially or entirely from the article in English entitled ” Second 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 ] .