American ships USS Alfred and USS Providence, …

American ships USS Alfred and USS Providence, commanded by John Paul Jones and Hoysted Hacker respectively, captured the British transport ship HMS Mellish off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, on November 12, 1776. At the time of her capture, the Mellish had been en route to Quebec to deliver thousands of winter uniforms to Captain Christopher Carleton’s troops stationed there. The uniforms were instead be used by George Washington’s men. [Caption via Google Arts & Culture / Artist unknown]
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