The Bonhomme Richard


The British report they may have found the remains of the Bonhomme Richard, John Paul Jone’s flagship when he fought the Serapis, off Flamborough Head on the east coast of England.

This, of course, is the battle (and a hard-fought one) where he gave the Continental Navy, and all Americans down to this day, an ideal to live up to with his reply as to whether he had surrendered after his colors were shot away. He said.

“I have not yet begun to fight.”

Thus are traditions formed. From J. L. Bell of Boston 1775.

Last week the British press reported that marine archeologists announced the discovery of the wreck of the Bonhomme Richard, the French-built Continental Navy warship commanded by John Paul Jones during his most celebrated battle.

The Yorkshire Post reported:

Mystery has for decades surrounded the exact location of the wreck. It went…

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