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Serapis was later stripped of her armament and sold at Lorient, France, to a French citizen who in turn sold her to the French Navy in whose service she was destroyed by fire in July 1781.
Serapis, a steam sloop, was authorized in 1864 as one of eight “fast steamers of small class” for which machinery was to be built in idle machine shops in the Boston and Brooklyn Navy Yards.
Serapis was named when construction of her machinery was approved on 2 October 1864, but her hull was never ordered—first due to lack of building ways and then to retrenchment following the Civil War.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/s10/serapis.htm   (387 words)

 Serapis Project | History of HMS Serapis
H.M.S. Serapis, with the sinking Bonhomme Richard in the foreground.
Built in England, Serapis was a powerful frigate, designed for unprecedented versatility and power in ocean battles.
The vagaries of time and sea had all but erased the whereabouts of the Serapis until it was discovered in November 1999 by American nautical archaeologist, Richard Swete and his associate Michael Tuttle.
www.serapisproject.org /history.html   (555 words)

 john paul jones, hms serapis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 44 gun British frigate HMS Serapis and the 22 gun Countess of Scarborough counter engaged scattered the attacking squadron allowing the merchants to disengage and attempt escape.
The 44 gun Serapis engaged the smaller 42 gun Bonhomme Richard.
He rammed Serapis and tied up to her, his marksmen in the rigging clearing the decks of Serapis of British seaman so a boarding party was able to cross to Serapis and effect its capture.
www.revolutionarywar-history.com /John-Paul-Jones.aspx   (669 words)

 History of the United States Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The most notable American naval hero of the Revolution was John Paul Jones, who defeated the British ship HMS Serapis in the Battle of Flamborough Head.
In 1807, the HMS Leopard demanded that USS Chesapeake submit to an inspection looking for British citizens to press into the Royal Navy, and severely damaged the Chesapeake when she refused.
After two months, the USS Constitution met up with HMS Guerriere and demolished her in single combat; the Guerriere's crew were most dismayed to see their cannonballs bouncing off the Constitution's unusually strong white oak hull, giving her the enduring nickname of "Old Ironsides".
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/h/hi/history_of_the_united_states_navy.html   (2591 words)

HMS Serapis is in the background of this picture of HMS Dreadnought
The day after the battle of El Teb the families had been transferred to the Serapis and departed for England; no doubt to the relief of their menfolk, for wives and warfare are not a satisfactory mixture.
There was a pleasant sequel to the voyage, for at the first regimental dinner after their return the Commanding Officer of the 10th Hussars presented to the officers' mess a picture of H.M.S. Jumna, as a memento of all they owed to the ship and its company.
www.barnardf.demon.co.uk /pictures/jumna.htm   (810 words)

At quarter past seven that evening, Richard and the English warship (called the HMS Serapis) were on parallel courses and were approximately 800 feet apart from one another.
Captain Pearson, of the Serapis, hailed once and then, as he hailed a second time, both ships fired their broadsides into one another.
The chance came when the anchor on Serapis caught on Richard and the French marine sharpshooters that Jones had hired prevented the British from cutting it free.
www.123student.com /biographies/361.shtml   (1448 words)

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The Serapis was a 50 gun ship of the line, that outgunned the Bonne Homme Richard which was barely sea worthy.
When the captain of the Serapis hailed the Bonne Homme Richard and demanded surrender, John Paul Jones answered:" Surrender be dammed, I have not yet begun to fight." The Bon Homme Richard went on the vanquish the Serapis.
Jones escaped in the Serapis to Holland, accompanied by the captured Countess of Scarborough.
www.ussbhr.org /Bon_Homme.html   (2206 words)

 The FReeper Foxhole Remembers John Paul Jones - Jan 6th, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As soon as far enough asunder, the Serapis put her helm hard down, laid all aback forward, shivered her after-sails, and wore short round on her heel, or was box-hauled, with a view, most probably, of luffing up athwart the bow of the enemy, in order to again rake her.
The pressure on the after-sails of the Serapis, which vessel was nearly before the wind at the time, brought her hull round, and the two ships gradually fell close alongside of each other, head and stern, the jib-boom of the Serapis giving way with the strain.
This evidence, however, is not unanswerable, as it has been seen that the Serapis luffed up on the larboard quarter of the Richard in the commencement of the action, and, forging ahead, was subsequently on her larboad bow, endeavoring to cross her fore-foot.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/vetscor/817578/posts   (8468 words)

 HMS Serapis (G94)
HMS Serapis was an S class destroyer G96.
bbc reported that in hour 19 there was a German attack at Longueval, on the eastern flank of Sword beach, which was kept at bay by gun fire from the destroyer HMS Serapis.
Convoyweb.org says that Serapis Sailed in JW-57 + JW-58 + JW-61A + JW-63 + JW-64 + RA-57 + RA-58 + RA-61A + RA-63 + RA-64 convoys.
www.fragrantsword.com /serapis   (263 words)

 US Naval Battles on 1900 Insurance Calendar
In 1779 Jones took command of the Bonhomme Richard, and on September 23d fell in with the Serapis, 44 guns, and Countess of Scarborough.
The battle between the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis was one of the greatest naval engagements in history.
The battle lasted two hours and resulted in the surrender of the Serapis to the Bonhornme Richard, which was so badly cut to pieces that Jones, after a vain effort to take her into port, transferred his men to the Serapis, leaving his own ship to sink.
www.seacoastnh.com /jpj/jpjcal.html   (1602 words)

 Revolutionary War Campaigns: Captain John Paul Jones of the Continental Navy
A few days later, he surprised the garrisons of the 2 forts commanding the harbour of Whitehaven, a port with which he was familiar from boyhood, spiked the guns and made an unsuccessful attempt to fire the shipping.
Four days thereafter, he encountered the British sloop-of-war HMS Drake, a vessel slightly superior to his in fighting capacity, and after an hour's engagement, the British ship struck her colors and was taken to Brest.
Jones engaged the greatly superior HMS Serapis, and after a desperate battle of 3 1/2 hours, he compelled the English ship to surrender.
www.myrevolutionarywar.com /campaigns/jones_john.htm   (1174 words)

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HMS Bounty was built by the Smith and Rhuland shipyard in Lunenburg in 1960 for MGM's Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando.
HMS Belfast is the largest surviving example of Britain's twentieth century naval power and is now a museum moored on the Thames between Tower and London Bridge...
HMS Sussex was an 80-gun English warship lost in a severe storm in the western Mediterranean in 1694.
www.mongabay.com /health/full/HMS.html   (9035 words)

 History News Network
The Bonhomme Richard and its opponent, the HMS Serapis, each lost half its crew in a battle so improbably fearsome it would seem lifted from a Patrick O'Brian novel.
At 7:30 the Serapis, with a better-trained crew, crossed the Richard's stern, firing three broadsides that killed 22 marines.
Jones was at one of them, directing fire at the Serapis' main mast, when his carpenter and gunner's mate, who'd seen the devastation below deck, tried to strike the Richard's flag, lowering it to signal surrender.
hnn.us /roundup/comments/28920.html   (2158 words)

 The Massachusetts Historical Society | Object of the Month
This medal celebrates the astonishing victory of the Bonhomme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, over HMS Serapis on September 23, 1779, during the American Revolution.
On the 23rd of September, off of Flamborough Head on the northeast coast of England, he found what he was looking for, a large convoy of merchant vessels from the Baltic escorted by HMS Serapis.
The engagement began at nightfall and the Bonhomme Richard was badly damaged early in the closely fought battle (mostly by the explosion of its own defective cannon—note the damage to the hull of Jones's ship depicted on the medal).
www.masshist.org /objects/2003september.cfm   (618 words)

 Ship Modelers Association - Famous Ships
Jones maneuvered BONHOMME RICHARD towards HMS SERAPIS but refused to answer the latter’s signals until the two ships were less than 50 meters apart.
SERAPIS continued firing with such intensity that both ships were soon ablaze.
SERAPIS landed at Texel, the Netherlands, on October 4, and from 1779 to 1781 she was on the lists of the French Navy.
www.ship-modelers-assn.org /fam0505.htm   (959 words)

 Biography - Commodore Richard Dale
Jones soon made him the first lieutenant of the Bonhomme Richard, and in that capacity he fought with distinction in the famous battle with the [HMS] Serapis, on 23 September 1779, and received a severe splinter wound [caused by large flying splinters of wood blasted out of the hull by enemy cannon shot].
After the sinking of the Bonhomme Richard in that engagement [with John Paul Jones and his crew capturing the Serapis], Dale served with Jones in the Alliance, and afterwards in the Ariel.
He returned to Philadelphia on 28 February 1781, and was placed on the list of lieutenants in the [Continental] navy, and joined the Trumbull, which was captured in August of that year by the [HMS] Iris and the [HMS] Monk.
www.history.navy.mil /bios/dale_richard.htm   (584 words)

 Serapis - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A series of British ships named HMS Serapis.
The name of the ptolomeic form of the Apis bull in Egyptian mythology.
You can find it there under the keyword Serapis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serapis)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Serapisandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Serapis   (187 words)

 In English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
escorted by HMS Serapis and HMS Countess of Scarborough.
Serapis sank off Madgascar in 1781 when a dropped lantern ignited spilled brandy.
Four subsequent ships were named Serapis - the latest being a destroyer given to the Dutch in 1943 and
www.logovox.com /Serapis.htm   (592 words)

 Mike Tuttle
Tuttle directs a project excavating and documenting the wreck of the HMS Serapis, which was lost off Madagascar in 1781.
Serapis’s role in the American Revolution is compelling: During a 1779 battle, John Paul Jones, captain of the Bonhomme Richard, famously said, “I have not yet begun to fight,” and took Serapis from the British, giving fresh hope to the colonial upstarts.
The goals of the excavation are to develop a display for the Malagasy museum in Madagascar; work with Malagasy University students in preserving their history; and update the worldwide archaeological community.
www.buffalo.edu /UBT/UBT-archives/30_ubtf05/alumni_profiles   (478 words)

 USS South Carolina
HMS Quebec and HMS Diomedes engage South Carolina; Oil on Masonite; Charles Lundgren
Middlebrook quotes several contemporary official records which substantiate that the South Carolina was indeed a very imposing frigate and was closer to being a 4th rate than a 5th rate ship-possible a two decker similar to HMS Serapis
By midday, only the HMS Quebec under Captain Christopher Mason, and HMS Diomedes under Captain Matthew Squire, remained in dogged pursuit.
members.cox.net /shipkiller/data/frigate/southcarolina_frigate.html   (573 words)

 Coat of Arms
The theme is based on the Revolutionary War and honors the intended captain of the first USS America and the father of the United States Navy, John Paul Jones.
The upper portion of the coat-of-arms consists of a crest with an American flag of the Revolutionary War, flying above the British sail in front of a golden oak wreath, symbolizing the most glorious event of John Paul Jones' naval career, the battle of Bon Homme Richard and HMS Serapis.
The Bon Homme Richard defeated Serapis in a desperate fight and, as his own ship was mortally damaged, Jones raised the American flag over Serapis and sailed her into the Dutch harbor of Texal.
www.ussamerica.org /CoatofArms.htm   (303 words)

 Liberty's Kids . Archive . John Paul Jones   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Early in 1779, the French King gave Jones a ship which Jones repaired and renamed Bonhomme Richard in honor of Benjamin Franklin.
Battling throughout the night, it seemed as though Captain Jones would lose the battle since his ship was sinking.
His response to the command to surrender, "I have not yet begun to fight," has become a famous Navy slogan representing heroism in the face of defeat.
www.libertyskids.com /arch_who_jpjones.html   (161 words)

 The Battle Between Bon Homme Richard and HMS Serapis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On 23 September, he sighted a fleet of 40 British merchantmen returning from the Baltic, under convoy of the Serapis, 44 guns, and the Countess of Scarborough, 28 guns.
Finally, a hand-grenade was dropped from the main-yard of the Richard down a hatchway in the Serapis causing a terrible explosion on the lower deck.
After the Americans drove back a final attempt by a British boarding party, Captain Pearson had the Serapis' flag struck at half-past ten at night, and she was surrendered.
www.hoala.org /Grade_7/jones.html   (430 words)

 Military.com Content
Knowing he had to outwit the Serapis' captain, Richard Pearson, Jones managed to lock the ships together.
After three and a half hours of bloody battle in a "mill-pond sea," the bowed but unbroken Serapis struck its flag.
Photo: Bon Homme Richard battles with HMS Serapis off Yorkshire, England, on Sept. 23, 1779.
www.military.com /Content/MoreContent/1,12044,MLjpjones,00.html   (288 words)

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Free French troops led by Gen. de Gaulle are carried in ships escorted and supported by units of the Home Fleet and Force H under the command of Vice-Admiral John Cunningham.
Shortly afterwards, the Vichy submarine Persee is sunk by gunfire and large destroyer L'Audacieux disabled by HMAS Australia and beached.
She arrived on 29 Oct at Stavanger, Norway 1944 - U-979 was rammed slightly by a convoy escort in naval grid AE 57, suffering damage to her periscope.
www.seawaves.com /newsletters/TDIH/september/23Sep.txt   (1546 words)

 Michael Tuttle: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Tuttle was the ideal candidate because of his involvement with the project since its inception and his expertise in the field as a professional historian and nautical archaeologist.
Swete in locating the SERAPIS site in November 1999 and was a key member of the second expedition to Madagascar in October 2000.
Today, under the direction of Michael Tuttle, the Serapis Project continues to research the vessel remains in order to recover the history and expose the story Jones and the Serapis.
www.zoominfo.com /people/tuttle_michael_725651955.aspx   (381 words)

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