Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria #2

Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria #2

For those of you interested in history, in 1778 during the American War of Independence with Great Britain, Captain John Paul Jones and 30 of the crew of his ship USS Ranger attacked the 200+ wooden ships berthed in the harbour and tried unsuccessfully to set them all on fire.

The attack mainly failed because half of his crew took the opportunity to go to the local pub and get drunk. The town's fire brigade put out the fire that Jones managed to light on one of the English ships after being warned by one of the American crew.
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Whitehaven Harbour, Cumbria #2

For those of you interested in history, in 1778 during the American War of Independence with Great Britain, Captain John Paul Jones and 30 of the crew of his ship USS Ranger attacked the 200+ wooden ships berthed in the harbour and tried unsuccessfully to set them all on fire.

The attack mainly failed because half of his crew took the opportunity to go to the local pub and get drunk. The town's fire brigade put out the fire that Jones managed to light on one of the English ships after being warned by one of the American crew.
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Whitehaven, Cumbria
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