Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis

Flamborough Head 1779

Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis cover

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 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /The Strategic Situation /Technical Specifications /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2012
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849087858
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 31 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Lardas

Mark Lardas has been fascinated by things related…

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Giuseppe Rava

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took…

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Peter Bull

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