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Honour - 'Pallas' 1779


Date - 23-September
Type - Single ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - American War of Independence; 1776-83

 
Description The action took place off Flamborough Head in the North Sea.

An American Squadron comprising the USS Bonhomme Richard, Alliance and Pallas, plus smaller vessels encountered a 44-ship, British Baltic convoy, escorted by  a sloop HMS Countess of Scarborough and HMS Serapis These two ships successfully covered the convoy's escape to the north.

The USS Pallas captured HMS Countess of Scarborough, and the Bonhomme Richard captured Serapis while USS Alliance took little part in the action.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Countess of Scarborough         
         
 
This page last edited - 25 July, 2012.

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