Battle of Flamborough Head Toposcope

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Reference WMO/262516


Lighthouse Road

Flamborough Head


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • American Revolution (1776-1783)
About the memorial: A toposcope is a kind of graphic display erected at viewing points on hills, mountains or other high places which indicates the direction, and usually the distance, to notable landscape features which can be seen from that point. The photograph shows the explanatory plaque not the actual gadget which is on top of a round stone cairn. It commemorates the naval action in 1779 between Commodore Paul Jones of the US Navy ship Bon Homme and Captain Sir Richard Pearson in the RN frigate Serapis.
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`Serapis Bon Homme Richard Sept 23rd 1779 Flamborough Head This troposcope was erected by the Bridlington Corporation to seve as a reminder of the famous battle which took place off this headland on the 23rd day of September 1779 between the American colonist Commodore John Paul Jones of the Bon Homme Richard and captain Sir Richard Serapis and was unveiled by Rear Admiral Robert W Cavanagh USN Us Naval Attache on the 23rd day of Septermber 1959 John Paul Jones is regarded as the father of the US Navy

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