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Victory at Sea - John Paul Jones, Serapis

Victory at Sea-John Paul Jones, Serapis

According to the Library of Congress: 

This depiction is of John Paul Jones' famous victory over the Serapis, September 23, 1779, off Flamborough Head in the North Sea. In command of the smaller Bon Homme Richard, Jones (1747-1792) succeeded by lashing his ship to his adversary's and raking it with musket fire. The battle has been called “one of the most desperate and sanguinary sea fights in naval history.”


Media Credits

Image, quote and information from the Library of Congress, John Bull and Uncle Sam, Four Centuries of British-American Relations.

 

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