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John Paul Jones famous ship the Bonhomme Richard was lost during the Battle of Flamborough Head, the battle in which Jones defeated the HMS Serapis.

Once it was apparent the battle was lost, the Serapis' Captain Richard Pearson surrendered his vessel to Jones. Jones transferred his flag and crew to the Serapis and took command from there.

At that point, the Bonhomme Richard was sinking; efforts to save the ship overnight by pumping and repairs proved fruitless. Jones ordered all supplies and wounded off of the ship, and the Richard sank the next day.

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What date was the war of bonhomme Richard vs serapis?

The Battle of Flamborough Head, at which John Paul Jones' ship Bonhomme Richard defeated the British 44-gun escort HMS Serapis, took place on September 23, 1779.


What was the name of the French warship that fired at the USS Bonhomme Richard by mistake?

During the historic sea battle between the HMS Serapis and the USS Bonhomme Richard, the US ship was the target of friendly fire from the French warship named the Alliance. The French captain was Pierre Landais.


When and Where did the battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis take place?

The Battle of Flamborough Head, at which John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard successfully captured the British sloop-of-war Serapis, saw approximately 287 casualties, based on estimates and reports from the time. The Americans and French lost approximately 170 casualties; the British over 117. Remember that sailors could take days or weeks to slowly die from injuries/infections received from wounds in battle.


Who commanded the Bonhomme Richard and captured the HMS Serapis?

Long considered the "Father of the American Navy", then Captain John Paul Jones, commanding the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard, captured the British 50-gun frigate HMS Serapis, on September 13, 1779 at the Battle of Flamborough Head.Both ships were heavily damaged in the battle, and the Serapis' Captain, Sir Richard Pearson, seeing that further engagement would be pointless, surrendered his ship. Jones transferred his flag to the Serapis, and his crew immediately transferred to Serapis and other ships, but were unsuccessful at saving the Bonhomme Richard.Though the ship is usually referred to by its French pronunciation "Bonhomme Richard", Jones in fact named it and preferred "Bon Homme Richard". The name was chosen to honor Benjamin Franklin, whose "Poor Richard's Almanac" was published in France under the title "Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard"Jones later died in Paris, and was interred initially in a cemetery belonging to the French Royal family. However, his grave and the cemetery was forgotten after the French Revolution. It was re-discovered after several years of searching in 1905. His body was exhumed and identified, and brought back to America under a Naval escort of 4 warships. That procession was met by 7 Battleships as they approached the American coast. Initially interred at Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906, he was relocated to a bronze and marble sarcophagus at the Naval Academy Chapel 7 years later, where he remains today.


The Bonhomme Richard sank during a battle against the?

to the American Navy.....

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What date was the war of bonhomme Richard vs serapis?

The Battle of Flamborough Head, at which John Paul Jones' ship Bonhomme Richard defeated the British 44-gun escort HMS Serapis, took place on September 23, 1779.


Who was the captain of the serapis?

Captain John Paul Jones became the captain of the Serapis after his own ship The Bonhomme Richard sank in battle with her. The previous captain of the Serapis was Captain Pearson. As an side, the HMS Serapis was unique in that it had a hull made of copper.


When was the sea battle where the HMS Serapis battled the USS Bonhomme Richard?

On September 23, 1779, the HMS Serapis battled the USS Bonhomme Richard. The battle took place off the English coast city of Flambrough Head. Captain John Paul Jones survived the British ship and was victorious despite being shelled by friendly fire from a French warship.


Where was the Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis?

The Americans won after a last minute effort by John Paul Jones


What was the name of the French warship that fired at the USS Bonhomme Richard by mistake?

During the historic sea battle between the HMS Serapis and the USS Bonhomme Richard, the US ship was the target of friendly fire from the French warship named the Alliance. The French captain was Pierre Landais.


Who won the battle of bohommehichard?

On September 23, 1779 one of the fiercest battles of the Revolutionary War took place off the coast of Flamborough Head, England between Bonhomme Richard and H.M.S. Serapis. Bonhomme Richard was captained by John Paul Jones who is often considered the father of the United States Navy. The battle between the two ships took place at point-blank range and lasted almost three and a half hours. John Paul Jones emerged from the battle victorious and captured Serapis as his prize. Thirty-six hours after taking command of Serapis, John Paul Jones watched his beloved Bonhomme Richard sink into the North Sea. It was during this battle that John Paul Jones' legendary words, "I have not yet begun to fight!" were recorded in American history.


When and Where did the battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs Serapis take place?

The Battle of Flamborough Head, at which John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard successfully captured the British sloop-of-war Serapis, saw approximately 287 casualties, based on estimates and reports from the time. The Americans and French lost approximately 170 casualties; the British over 117. Remember that sailors could take days or weeks to slowly die from injuries/infections received from wounds in battle.


What was the revelutionary sea battle?

The Battle of the Coral Sea was revolutionary. Coral Sea was the first naval clash of carriers, and the first naval battle in history in which all fighting (combat) was conducted by flying machines instead of warships.


What Americans naval officer won the sea battle against the British warship serapis?

John Paul Jones sailed through United States ship Bonhomme Richard under his command. He won against British ship Serapis. HeÊis sometimes referred to as the Father of the United States Navy


What naval officer won sea battle against serapis?

John Paul Jones sailed through United States ship Bonhomme Richard under his command. He won against British ship Serapis. HeÊis sometimes referred to as the Father of the United States Navy


Where was the battle of Bonhommes Richard vs serapis?

The North Sea


Who commanded the Bonhomme Richard and captured the HMS Serapis?

Long considered the "Father of the American Navy", then Captain John Paul Jones, commanding the 42-gun Bonhomme Richard, captured the British 50-gun frigate HMS Serapis, on September 13, 1779 at the Battle of Flamborough Head.Both ships were heavily damaged in the battle, and the Serapis' Captain, Sir Richard Pearson, seeing that further engagement would be pointless, surrendered his ship. Jones transferred his flag to the Serapis, and his crew immediately transferred to Serapis and other ships, but were unsuccessful at saving the Bonhomme Richard.Though the ship is usually referred to by its French pronunciation "Bonhomme Richard", Jones in fact named it and preferred "Bon Homme Richard". The name was chosen to honor Benjamin Franklin, whose "Poor Richard's Almanac" was published in France under the title "Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard"Jones later died in Paris, and was interred initially in a cemetery belonging to the French Royal family. However, his grave and the cemetery was forgotten after the French Revolution. It was re-discovered after several years of searching in 1905. His body was exhumed and identified, and brought back to America under a Naval escort of 4 warships. That procession was met by 7 Battleships as they approached the American coast. Initially interred at Bancroft Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906, he was relocated to a bronze and marble sarcophagus at the Naval Academy Chapel 7 years later, where he remains today.