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 n)

After removing the casks of powder from our magazine Jones went on board of the Serapis, first leaving orders with his officers to abandon the Good Man Richard after we had got all the wounded men and English prisoners out of her and put them on board the squadron.  I went down to the gun room to see the officers trunks taken out and put into the boats.  But, good God!  What havoc! Not a piece of them could be found as large as a continental dollar!  Such a breach was made through our ships quarter that one might have drive in one side with a coach and six and out the other.  We that were now on board of the Good Man Richard, thought of nothing but of abandoning her.  We accordingly embarked on board of a small tender and soon after reached the Serapis. 
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JPFA034n' JPFA035n
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Ian Alasdair Rodgers
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watercolour on paper
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Accession number :
048b; 050c
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John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum Trust

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