Sunday, September 23, 2012

Seafaring Sunday: Command of Will

September 23, 1779: Continental ship Bonhomme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeats HMS Serapis, Captain Richard Pearson while Continental Pallas also defeats HMS Countess of Scarborough off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire.

Header: John Paul Jones Monument in Washington D.C. via Wikipedia


Timmy! said...

Huzzah! Pauline...

I also have been meaning to say that I really like the Renato Beluche quote you added at the top of the blog too.

Pauline said...

Thankee and thankee. I found the Beluche quote digging through the records of his trial in Jamaica. Hell yes politics is nothing. It really is only on the ocean that we are free... Thanks, Uncle Renato.