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1775-1783


Photo #: KN-10855 Battle between Continental Ship Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis, 23 September 1779

Battle between Continental Ship Bonhomme Richard and HMS Serapis, 23 September 1779, oil on canvas by Thomas Mitchell (1735-90), 1780. It depicts Bonhomme Richard (center), commanded by Continental Navy Captain John Paul Jones, closely engaged with HMS Serapis, commanded by Royal Navy Captain Richard Pearson, off Flamborough Head, England. Firing at right is the Continental frigate Alliance, while at left the British sloop of war Countess of Scarborough is engaging the French frigate Pallas (KN-10855).

The Naval History and Heritage Command series Naval Documents of the American Revolution provides researchers access to a variety of perspectives through the words of diaries, letters, ships’ logs, and more; PDF versions of each volume published to date are available online. A sampling of additional resources is outlined below.

Published:Thu Apr 12 16:19:05 EDT 2018