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 j)

We kept up the fire from our tops, without intermission, using musket thunder-busses, cowhorns, swivels and pistols, into their tops until these at last became silent.  We then directed our whole fire down upon the enemies decks, with so much success that in about twenty five minutes we had cleared her decks so that not a man was to be seen.   We could now with ease go from our tops into the enemy's tops and we transported with us stink pots, flasks, hand grenadoes, etc. which we threw in among the enemy whenever they made their appearance.  The battle had now continued for, as near as I can judge, about three hours, for we had no time to keep glasses running or look at our watches.
Object no :
JPFA024n, JPFA025n
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Creator :
Ian Alasdair Rodgers
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watercolour on paper
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Accession number :
033c; 034a
Copyright :
John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum Trust

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