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John Paul Jones Endangers Dutch Neutrality

On the morning of September 25, 1779 from the deck of his new prize, the British frigate Serapis, John Paul Jones watched his former ship, Bonhomme Richard slide beneath the waves off Flamborough Head on Britain’s east coast.  It had been a brutal fight … Continue reading

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What’s So Bonhomme about Richard?

Emerging Revolutionary War welcomes guest historian Dwight Hughes The recent disastrous conflagration aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in San Diego harbor brings to mind the original warship by that name and its fiery fate, a tale excellently told in … Continue reading

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“I Have not Yet Begun to Fight!” or Words to that Effect (September 23, 1779)

John Paul Jones’ Most Famous Fight and a Motto that May not be Accurate Continue reading

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