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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Apr 2019 5:11 a.m. PST

A British raconteur says he found the wreckage of Capt. John Paul Jones' flagship, USS Bonhomme Richard, but across the Atlantic historians and Navy officials aren't as certain…

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advocate01 Apr 2019 7:03 a.m. PST

Raconteur?

4DJones01 Apr 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

Maybe story-tellers tell tall stories about history on April 1st? (No relation).

Wherethestreetshavnoname01 Apr 2019 12:12 p.m. PST

That word does not mean what the author thinks it means.

Sundance01 Apr 2019 12:29 p.m. PST

This is an older story. They claim they've found the Bonhomme Richard, but offer no evidence it is the Bonhomme Richard beyond the supposed correlation of locations of where it was believed to have sunk with where the wreckage was found.

Musketballs01 Apr 2019 2:54 p.m. PST

The historians have not yet begun to fight…

Scafcom1 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2019 10:10 p.m. PST

And then there is this article, in French, about the finding of a 1765 frigate.
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