Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis

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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.

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849087865
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 31 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 44
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Lardas

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Giuseppe Rava

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Peter Bull

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