Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis

Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History
Paperback Published on: 20/07/2012
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Synopsis

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 vessels under his protection to escape. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the story of an epic maritime clash at the height of the Revolutionary War that provided a founding legend for generations of US naval officers and demonstrated the intrepidity and fighting prowess of the fledgling US Navy.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781849087858
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Weight: 261g
  • Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm

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