Bonhomme Richard

[ bon-uhm rich-erd; French baw-nawm ree-shar ]


  1. the flagship of John Paul Jones.

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Communication was further hampered because the Bonhomme Richard’s 1 Main Circuit — essentially its PA system — did not work in many areas of the ship.

The fire on the Navy ship Bonhomme Richard raged for a second day Monday, with temperatures reaching 1,000 degrees, the Union-Tribune reported.

His gallant conduct saved the convoy, and the Bonhomme Richard was so severely mauled that she sank the next day.

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.

A mock fight between the Bonhomme Richard and the Serapis, in which vast quantities of ammunition were destroyed, took place.

Jones crowded on all possible sail, and the Bonhomme Richard came within pistol shot of the Serapis.


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