This is probably the most detailed study ever published of the cruise of the Ranger under the command of John Paul Jones, from Brest in France around Ireland, in April-May 1778.|
Sources include the ship's log, Jones's memoirs and correspondence, other contemporary correspondence on both the British and American sides, London and local newspapers of the time, British and American official documents (including reports from local officials on the raids at Whitehaven and St. Mary's Isle, and the court martial proceedings relating to Jones's capture of HMS Drake), personal accounts, maps, contemporary tide and astronomical data, etc. etc.
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