The Battle of Flamborough Head, an eye witness account of the battle of Flamborough Head by John Paul Jones's Midshipman Nathaniel Fanning of Conneticut (part b)

So I immediately accepted Jones' offer.  I soon discovered, however, that first she was bound on a short cruise in the English channel.  On the 14th day of August 1779 we set sail from L'Orient.  The squadron of which Jones was the Commodore consisted of six warlike vessels.  Our crew including boys consisted of four hundred and fifteen. The greater part of these were Americans, I think to the number of 300.  The rest were English, French, Irish, Portuguese and Maltese, in fact a perfect medley of different nations.
Object no :
JPFA005n, JPFA006n
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Creator :
Ian Alasdair Rodgers
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watercolour on paper
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Accession number :
004b; 005b
Copyright :
John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum Trust

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