Sunday, April 10, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: First Prize

April 10, 1776: Continental Navy ships Queen of France, 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


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! Huzzuah for John Paul Jones!

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! That's right.