Flamborough Head, off
Where: 54.589 -0.193 Flamborough Head, off
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"War at Sea: John Paul Jones at Flamborough Head"
A History of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1894
, Volume 1
Edgar Stanton Maclay,
A History of the United States Navy, from 1775 to 1893; by Edgar Stanton Maclay, A.M., with Technical Revision by Lieutenant Roy C. Smith, Appleton, 1894/
On the 21st [September 1779], while the squadron was off Flamborough
Head, two sails were discovered and chased,
the Pallas making after that to the northeast, while
the BonHomme Richard, followed by the Vengeance,
went in pursuit of the one in the southwest. The
latter, a brigantine collier from Scarborough, was soon
overtaken and sunk. Toward evening several sails
appeared to the south. Giving chase, Captain Jones
drove one of the vessels ashore between Flamborough
and Spurn Head, and soon afterward another brigantine
was taken. By daylight of the 22d the Pallas
was nowhere to be seen.
September 1779 Not found.