Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Seafaring Sunday: First Prize
April 10, 1776: Continental Navy ships QueenofFrance, Warren and Ranger, Captained by John Paul Jones, take the first naval prize of the war with Britain, HMS Hibernia in the Atlantic. The next day Jones and his flotilla capture seven British merchants.
Header: Anonymous contemporary painting of sloop-of-war Ranger