The History of Leith

October 24, 2010

Navy in hunt for John Paul Jones’ famous sunken ship, the Bonhomme Richard

For decades, thrill-seekers, archaeologists and professional treasure hunters have searched for the wreckage of the USS Bonhomme Richard, a Continental Navy ship captained by John Paul Jones during the Revolutionary War that sank on Sept. 25, 1779 off the coast of Yorkshire, England, following a fierce sea battle where Jones answered a British captain’s call for surrender by uttering the now-immortal words, “Sir, I have not yet begun to fight!” for more click here

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