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 i)

Both ships were now lying head to stern when the enemy let go of one of their anchors to try to pull clear but they could not.  We were so close that the two ships heaviest canon midships were of no use as they could neither be sponged nor loaded.  As Serapis' anchor was at the bottom and I can rest assure you her crew not having any leisure time to weigh in, we remained here until the battle was at an end.  Upon the cliffs at Flamborough Head we saw some fifteen hundred people watching this scene of human carnage.
Object no :
JPFA022n, JPFA023n
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Creator :
Ian Alasdair Rodgers
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watercolour on paper
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Accession number :
030c; 032c
Copyright :
John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum Trust

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