Spiking The Guns

Jamie  Green

Backbarrow, Nr Ulverston, United Kingdom

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Whitehaven is a small town with a harbour on the coast of Cumbria,NW England. It is famous,amongst other things,for the naval raid by John Paul Jones in 1778 during the American War of Independence; it was the last invasion of England by some definitions.Jones was a native of Scotland who had been apprenticed in Whitehaven and led the raid by sailors of the Continental Navy that was intended to burn the ships in the harbour.The guns were spiked first and this statue of a sailor spiking the guns is on display next to the Old Quay. The raid largely failed due to the sailors getting entangled with Whitehaven’s first line of defence-The pub.They eventually had to beat a hasty and slightly inebriated retreat once the population got themselves together.It was only because the guns had been spiked that they weren’t blown out of the water on their way back to the Irish Sea. Still,he did Whitehaven a favour if only in attracting tourists Source.mostly Wikipedia
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