Capt. Gustavus Conyngham.  Painting by V. Zveg.

Capt. Gustavus Conyngham. Painting by V. Zveg.

Captain Gustavus Conyngham, USN, King George III’s Worst Nightmare

Monday, March 30, 2015

This daring Errol-Flynn-type character terrorized English ships, capturing more vessels than Commodore John Barry and Captain John Paul Jones combined In my youth, when my family drove to upstate Pennsylvania on summer vacations, I remember noticing the name “Conyngham” on road signs along Route 80 near Luzerne County. I always wondered about the origin of  Read More >>

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