He was born in Algeria to a middle-class family. He joined the Algerian navy at a young age. In a short period he was able to obtain the rank of Emir of Bahr. He was then able to form his own naval fleet consisting of three naval vessels , One of them Portuguese, and the Americans who seized them loaded with forty cannon and then proceeded to the sea, declaring his courage and even his fame until he died on the heels of an unequal battle between his ship and nine American ships. He had recommended the crew of his ship to be thrown immediately after his death at sea The commandment to settle in his favorite place.
The emergence of Rais Hamido:
He was born in the late 18th century in 1770 and grew up in a middle-class family in Algeria. His father worked as a simple seamstress, but Hamido did not like this profession in which he did not find the spirit of adventure he longed for. He was found in the sea so he was quick to join the Algerian navy At the age of thirteen, he was placed in positions until he was able to become an officer in the Navy and then at the beginning of the nineteenth century became the Emir of the Algerian Navy.
Rais Hamido Prince of the Sea:
He began his life as a naval commander at the beginning of the nineteenth century, at the same time as the French Revolution and the ascension of Napoleon to the throne, and was able to Hamidou Bahdah and military intelligence and his ability to plan to seize one of the vessels of the Portuguese fleet called “Portuguese”, and He then seized an American ship called the Mericana. He then managed to form his own private fleet consisting of three ships, his own ship and the Portuguese and American vessels. He was loaded with forty cannon, which made him control the sea for more than a quarter of a century. He was known for his intelligence, strength and ability to withstand battles.
Death of Rais Hamido:
In 1776, following the French Revolution, the United States signed a treaty with Algeria, under which America would pay a sum of money for the protection of its ships and unharmed, but as Jefferson took over the US government platform he decided not to pay, making Algeria declare war on the United States. Which made the Algerian sailors look greedily at any American ship and consider it a booty. This led the American president to send a group of ships to the reconnaissance. In 1815, Hamidou was present with his own vessel near the Spanish shores at the same time as the US ships. Of a strong but unequal parties Vesfinh one versus nine ships settled the battle of the first round, and on the impact cited Raïs Hamidou and he had recommended shipmates that when he died Armoh in the sea and has already been implemented commandment to end the myth of this brave Algerian sailor.