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Captain John Paul Jones, America"s fighting seaman

by Ronald Syme

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Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sailors,
  • United States. Navy,
  • United States,
  • Naval operations,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    As John Paul his career was undistinguished except that he was charged twice for murder; as John Paul Jones he became the founder of the American Navy and won recognition as a maritime hero.

    Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [95].

    StatementIllustrated by William Stobbs
    ContributionsStobbs, William, ill
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE207.J7 S9
    The Physical Object
    Pagination94, [2] p.
    Number of Pages94
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24769776M
    LC Control Number68014230
    OCLC/WorldCa438283

    In a like manner, John Paul Jones, our great naval hero during the American Revolution, was accused of piracy by the British. Thomas Jones, the captain of the Mayflower, the ship which brought the Pilgrims to the New World, had earlier been imprisoned on a charge of piracy. John Paul Jones, a talented young captain, became an invaluable figure in America's fight for independence when he offered his sailing skills to the Continental Navy. In his barely seaworthy vessel, he harassed British ships and commandeered their cargo. This book .

    Immediately following this scene, Captain Jones arrives at his brother's shop in Virginia and is given his brother's books, which include "Common Sense" (), "American Crisis" (late ) and the text of Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech, which was not in print until John Paul Jones personifies the fighting spirit and the never-say-die attitude of the United States Navy. This spirit was never more evident than at the Battle off Flamborough Head, one of the most desperate sea-fights in naval history and the most famous engagement involving an American vessel fought during the American Revolution. In September , Jones served as captain of Bonhomme.

      John Paul Jones was one of the most famous and widely recognized Naval commanders in US history. He was the naval hero in the American Revolutionary war. He made his name by defeating the well equipped British ship Serapis off the east coast of England in John Paul Jones was a patriot and is referred to as the “Father of the American. Captain John Paul Jones's Victory. William McCarty, comp. The American National Song Book.


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He went to sea at 13, eventually finding his way to America. During the American Revolution he fought for his adopted country in the Continental Navy. He led daring raids against British warships and forts along the British coast.

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John Paul Jones’ fleet of American and French warships defeats the Royal Navy in English waters at the Battle of Flamborough Head. (Image source: U.S. Naval Academy) His victory was cheered in America and Europe and made him, briefly, the most celebrated sea warrior of the age.

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John Paul Jones () – America’s greatest Revolutionary naval commander and founder of America’s naval tradition, John Paul Jones hailed from Scotland. He was born simply John Paul on July 6,to John Paul and Jean Duff Paul on the estate of Arbigland near Kirkcudbright, Scotland, where his father worked as a gardener.

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