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American Revolution. Naval battle between the British ship, Serapis, captained by Captain Richard Pearson, and John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard and his squadron ship Alliance, on Sept. 23, 1779. The 6 hour battle began at 7 PM, and ended when a single grenade thrown from Bonhomme Richard's rigging, ignited loose powder on the Serapis. While Capt. Pearson's lost his ship, his mission was protecting a British convoy. Since the Bonhomme Richard was disabled, Pearson accomplished his mission (BSLOC 2019 3 158)

American Revolution. Naval battle between the British ship, Serapis, captained by Captain Richard Pearson, and John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard and his squadron ship Alliance, on Sept. 23, 1779. The 6 hour battle began at 7 PM, and ended when a single grenade thrown from Bonhomme Richard's rigging, ignited loose powder on the Serapis. While Capt. Pearson's lost his ship, his mission was protecting a British convoy. Since the Bonhomme Richard was disabled, Pearson accomplished his mission  (BSLOC_2019_3_158) Stock Photo
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3000 x 2497 px | 25.4 x 21.1 cm | 10 x 8.3 inches | 300dpi

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Ron Harvey

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