Bonhomme Richard — Ship Of The United States Navy.

Photo by Aleksey Malinovski on Unsplash

The Bonhomme Richard was the flag-ship of John Paul Jones during his successful engagement with the Serapis off the coast of England on September 23, 1779.

Originally named the Duras, she was an old, unseaworthy French merchant ship that Louis XVI had given to the American government that year.

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