It was a blue one with the name of the ship in white—Bonhomme Richard.
In the second night of that gale the Alliance, with her two little prizes, again separated from the Bonhomme Richard.
From the beginning the fight seemed to go against the Bonhomme Richard.
I was determined to keep the Bonhomme Richard afloat, and, if possible, to bring her into port.
A mock fight between the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis, in which vast quantities of ammunition were destroyed, took place.
M. de Chamillard can attest that the Bonhomme Richard was at last far from being well fitted or armed for war.
His gallant conduct saved the convoy, and the Bonhomme Richard was so severely mauled that she sank the next day.
Jones transferred his men and supplies to the “Serapis,” and the next day the “Bonhomme Richard” sank.
Pearson engaged the Bonhomme Richard, and after a desperate fight the two English ships were forced to strike.
The Bonhomme Richard engaged the Serapis in one of the most thrilling of naval battles.