:::: Napoleonic Ships & American War of Independence - UNITED STATES
Bonhomme Richard (AWI)
Code - NPA05
Class - 42
Description - BONHOMME RICHARD
Laid down as an East Endiaman 1765 and completed
1766 as Duc de Duras. Sister ship:- Duc de Penthièvre.
Bertin and Duc de Choiseul similiar. Purchased by the
French crown as a command for US Naval Captain John
Paul Jones. Rebuilt and rearmed as the model Fought
and sank HMS Seraphis 23 - 9-1779 but sank herself
from damage sustained 25-9-1779.
Tonnage 900 French tons. = c.990 tons
Dimensions: 145' x 36'' x 17 ½ '
Armament 6 x 18 pdr, 28 x 12 pdr, 4 x 1pdr swivels
8 x 8 pdr (2 removed 7/17