Bonhomme Richard Vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779


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The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory, John Paul Jones became a figure that all future American naval officers would aspire to emulate, while Richard Pearson, in defeat, became a hero to the British for a tenacious defence that allowed the merchant ...

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Hugh T. J

Mar 28, 2013

Defining details of two famous ships

Although the battle has been described in great detail from many sources in the past, very little till now has fully described the ships themselves. This book goes further in making the reader aware of the the resources each commander had at his disposal and the outcome as a result, in so doing shows John Paul Jones's immense resolve even more so. Not only does this book deal with the particulars of this battle, but describes the class of ships of this era and the duties they were designed to perform. A great informative read.

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