John Paul Jones
ohn Paul Jones commanded an American naval fleet during the Revolutionary
War. In 1779, he raided the British coast and destroyed two British warships. During the battle, the Bonhomme-Richard, John Paul's ship,
destroyed the smaller of the two ships. The larger British warship fired a cannon at John Paul's ship, and it began to sink from the explosion.
As John Paul's ship was going down he shouted, "I have not yet begun to fight"! He and his men boarded the larger warship and overtook it.
- John Paul Jones was posthumousely(after he was dead) awarded the rank of Rear Admiral by the U.S. Navy.
- John Paul Jones was a brilliant and gallant man, who at a young age knew what honor meant and what it was to die for something honorable"like Freedom" Im sure he had him moments when fear made him question weather it was worth it or not, but his choice to fight showed the real man in the boy who helped lead us to be the victorious nation we are, or used to be. It's to bad that among those young men today, none have I seen yet, with as much honor, virtue, or courage to fight for the right of good, for the right to be FREE !
- 1790=JPJ returns to France during the French Revolution. George Washington offers him a millitary commision, but JPJ declines the offer.
- Convicteded of murder many times but was never found guilty.
- "John Paul Jones was arrogant and flamboyant, and he might have succeded if he had a more balanced opinion of himself."
- He died in Paris, France on July 18,1792.
- He got mummified in alchohol and people found his body in 1906.
- He was "The Father of the American Navy," and his ship Bonhomme Richard means Poor Richard, referring to King Richard
---I learned that from Mr. Draper's American History class
- JPJ once served in the Russian Navy for Catherine the Great.
- John Paul Jones is in the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. He was inducted in 1925.
- there were 5 jones children:william, elizabeth, janet, johnny,& mary ann
- john paul jones died alone in his paris apartment in 1792
created by the Patriots 1997 for the Thinkquest Contest