Название: Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779
Автор: Mark Lardas
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Duel 44
Формат: PDF (E-book)
Размер: 5 MB
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 defense that allowed the merchant vessels under his protection to escape.