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Despite appalling weather the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head was marked by a short ceremony in the garden of the White Lodge Hotel. At 7pm a rocket was fired to mark the opening shots of the battle and to remember the four hundred sailors who died when an American-French force attempted to intercept a […]

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At 7pm on Wednesday 23 September a small ceremony will take place in the garden of the White Lodge Hotel to make the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head. The Serapis flag will be formally raised on the hotel’s flagpole, a rocket fired to make the beginning of the battle, a brief overview […]

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Fire damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
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After four days, the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard has finally been extinguished. Forty sailors and twenty-three civilians were injured in the fire that broke out on 12 July. As the United States Navy launches an investigation into the cause of the blaze, it is unclear whether the amphibious assault ship can survive the damage. The […]

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USS Bonhomme Richard on fire
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The name the Bonhomme Richard is well-known in Filey. In 1779 the American War of Independence arrived in Filey Bay, when the USS Bonhomme Richard, captained by John Paul Jones, fought the Royal Navy in a battle that is viewed as the birth of the United States Navy. A ship named the USS Bonhomme Richard serves in […]

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Bonhomme Richard
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Plans are being laid for Filey to host a celebration of the Battle of Flamborough Head in September this year. The famous battle between the US Navy ship the Bonhomme Richard and the Royal Navy, took place in Filey Bay during the American Revolution in 1779. The battle has become emblematic of the pluck of the United States […]

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Bonhomme Richard
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Filey is set to host a new festival and could erect a statue or monument to mark one of the most famous events ever to take place on the waters of the North Sea. In 1779 the American War of Independence spread to the unlikely location of Flamborough Head. A joint Franco-American squadron, attempting to […]

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Bonhomme Richard
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The wreck of the Bonhomme Richard has been found. It lies beneath the waves of Filey Bay and its discovery could lead to a tourism boom for the Yorkshire coast. The Bonhomme Richard is one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, the story of which is taught to every American schoolchild. It is big […]

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