The Mashouda or Mashuda was the Algerian fleet flagship during the Second Barbary War. Stephen Decatur captured it in June 1815, which led to a favorable American position from which to bargain with the Dey of Algiers. Lloyd's List reported that the Algerine frigate Mezoura, which had been under the command of the Algerine admiral, had arrived at Carthagena on 20 June as a prize to Decatur's squadron. The newspaper also reported that Decatur's squadron had run another Spanish frigate onshore near Carthagena.
The ship's name is a form of "Massouda", an Arabic female first name.
- Leiner, Frederic C. (2007). The End of Barbary Terror, America's 1815 War against the Pirates of North Africa. Oxford University Press, 2007. pp. 94–96. ISBN 978-0-19-532540-9.
- US Naval Institute; Commodore Stephen Decatur and the War on Algiers
- Lloyd's List, no.4987, - accessed 16 May 2014.
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