When did John Paul Jones say his famous quote?
On the evening of 23 September 1779.
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John Paul went to sea when he was 12, and his youth was adventure-filled. He was chief mate on a slave ship in 1766 but, disgusted with the work, soon quit. In 1769 he obtained command of the John, a merchantman that he captained until 1770. In 1773, while Jones was in command of the Betsy off T…obago, members of his crew mutinied and he killed one of the sailors in self-defense. To avoid trial he fled. In 1775 he was in Philadelphia, with the Jones added to his name; Joseph Hewes of Edenton, N.C., obtained for him a commission in the Continental navy. Revolutionary War Hero In 1777, Jones was given command of the Ranger, fresh from the Portsmouth shipyard. He sailed to France, then daringly took the war to the very shores of the British Isles on raids. In 1778, he captured the Drake, a British warship.It was, however, only after long delay that he was given another ship, an old French merchantman, which he rebuilt and named the Bon Homme Richard ( "Poor Richard" ), to honor Benjamin Franklin. He set out with a small fleet but was disappointed in the hope of meeting a British fleet returning from the Baltic until the projected cruise was nearly finished. On Sept. 23, 1779, he did encounter the British merchantmen, convoyed by the frigate Serapis and a smaller warship. Despite the superiority of the Serapis, Jones did not hesitate.The battle, which began at sunset and ended more than three and a half hours later by moonlight, was one of the most memorable in naval history. Jones sailed close in, to cut the advantage of the Serapis, and finally in the battle lashed the Bon Homme Richard to the British ship. Both ships were heavily damaged. The Serapis was afire in at least 12 different places. The hull of the Bon Homme Richard was pierced, her decks were ripped, her hold was filling with water, and fires were destroying her, unchecked; yet when the British captain asked if Jones was ready to surrender, the answer came proudly, "Sir, I have not yet begun to fight." When the Serapis surrendered, Jones and his men boarded her while his own vessel sank. He was much honored in France for the victory but received little recognition in the United States. Later life after the Revolution Jones was sent to Europe to collect the prize money due the United States. In 1788 he was asked by Catherine the Great to join the Russian navy; he accepted on the condition that he become a rear admiral. His command against the Turks in the Black Sea was successful, but political intrigue prevented his getting due credit. In 1789 he was discharged from the Russian navy and returned to Paris. There in the midst of the French Revolution he died, without receiving the commission that Jefferson had procured for him to negotiate with the dey of Algiers concerning American prisoners.Although he is today generally considered among the greatest of American naval heroes and the founder of the American naval tradition, his grave was forgotten until the ambassador to France, Horace E. Porter, discovered it in 1905 after the expenditure of much of his own time and money. The remains were removed to Annapolis and since 1913 have been enshrined in a crypt at the U.S. Naval Academy. (MORE)
Yes, John Paul Jones was an American Patriot,(although the question does not capitalise the word patriot and thus implies a patriot, ie a person loyal to one's country, in the general sense. This definition ruled out many of the British colonists and opportunistic fellow travellers like JPJ who re…belled against their own king). According to Wikipedia, " Patriots (also known as Americans, Whigs, Revolutionaries, Congress-Men or Rebels) was the name the colonists of the British Thirteen United Colonies who rebelled against British control during the American Revolution called themselves." Captain Jones rebelled against British control during the American Revolution; therefore he is a Patriot. . In response to the other comment below: From which navy or other military division did he desert? Captain Jones was never in the British Army/Navy. If he supposedly wasn't a patriot, why did he command American naval vessels? If you have read a biography of John Paul Jones, you would know that he was a devoted Patriot who risked his life more than once for the American Cause.. If you are interested in the life and career of John Paul Jones, I would recommend reading John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography by Samuel Eliot Morison. It is an excellent source of accurate information. . Not at all. He deserted to the enemy (the rebellious American colonists) and helped them build a navy and then came back and attacked his own countrymen. That makes him a traitor. (MORE)
ANSWER: John Paul Jones was born in Scotland, in the year of 1747. He eventually lived in France. However, he was accused of killing a man there, so he fled to America in 1773.
His mothers name was Jeannie Macduff and his fathers name was John Paul Jones, just like his name.
At the Battle of Flamborough Head when fighting the British warship Serapis. His ship was about to sink at the time.
no he did not have a wife or have any kids because if he had kids and he was not married then the person he had the kids with would be hung and he would not speak of the children
Yes, he had siblings; he was the youngest of four. He had two older sisters and an older brother. He actually had 8 siblings
Musician John Paul Jones (best known as the bassist for classicrock band Led Zeppelin) has three daughters. They are calledTamara, Jacinda, and Kiera.
John Paul Jones said that because he wanted to show his independence and to show that he would not give up. He said this when he was at battle with a british ship and his ship was badly damaged. the british captin yelled out if he surrendered, and john said this famous quote. I have not yet begun to… fight! (MORE)
An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it. John Paul Jones I have not yet begun to fight! John Paul Jones I wish to have no connection with any ship… that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way. John Paul Jones If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery. John Paul Jones It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. John Paul Jones Whoever can surprise well must conquer. John Paul Jones (MORE)
yes he did, otherwise he wouldn't have had five children, William, Elizabeth, Janet, Johnny, and Mary Anne!
"I have not yet begun to fight!" He answered this when Captain Richard Pearson called out "Has your ship struck [surrendered]?" John Paul Jones was on a ship he named Bonhomme Richard, in honor of Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac. He was in a battle on September 23, 1779.
John Paul Jones, born John Paul in Britain, was outlawed by the British for piracy. He offered his services as a mercenary to the Americans during the American War of Independence.. He is considered the Father of the American Navy. His exploits during the revolution, including the famous phrase "I …have not yet begun to fight!" while his ship was sinking beneath him, made him an American Hero. His body, returned from Russia, is intered beneath the chapel at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. I always pay my respects when I go there. (MORE)
Captain Jones was the fourth child of eight. He had an older brother named William; two older sisters; two younger siblings that died in infancy; and two other younger sisters named Mary and Ann.
As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem says, his historic cry was, "To arms, to arms! The British are coming, the British are coming!".
In 1778 he carried out an unsuccessful raid on the English port ofWhitehaven. His plan was to destroy by fire the many Britishmerchant ships moored in the harbour but his men got drunk and verylittle actual damage was done. His raid did cause consternation inBritain and resulted in the improvement o…f British coastal defencesthat ultimately deterred the French from attempting to invade. To read more visit the Related Link. (MORE)
John Paul Jones was a sailor for the Navy and was instrumental innaval battles during the American Revolution. The military was hiscareer.
John Paul Jones received the Congressional Gold Medal for his valorand brilliant service. In France he hailed as a hero and wasawarded the rank of chevalier.
John Paul Jones is famous for saying: "I have not yet begun to fight!"-- to Captain Pearson of the H.M.S. Serapis in the Battle of Flamborough Head. (1779) "Without a respectable navy-- alas America!"-- in a letter to Robert Morris (1776) "I wish to have no connection with any ship that doe…s not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."-- in a letter to Le Ray de Chaumont (1778) "Where men of fine feeling are concerned, there is seldom misunderstanding."-- in a letter to the Marquis de Lafayette (1779) (MORE)
John Paul Jones never married although he did propose to Madame la Comtesse de Lowendahl in 1780.
Paul Revere's famous quote was, "The British are coming." Howeverthis is a misquote he most likely said, "The Regulars are coming."The colonists referred to the British soldiers as Regulars notBritish. "the regulars are coming! the regulars are coming!" "The regulars are coming!" the british are… coming The fable of Revere comes from a Longfellow poem written in 1861 and in reality he didn't ride through the night yelling about the British coming. Longfellow wrote his poem on the eve of the civil war to remind people of the nation's history. Somehow the poem became part of history and was put into history books as fact. Revere never finished the ride, his horse was taken away and he was held by a British patrol, but thanks to Longfellow we all know who he is. He billed Congress for the ride and the cost of the horse since it was taken from him and it didn't belong to him. It was borrowed. His one big contribution was the picture on a flier after the Boston Massacre showing colonist getting shot by the British. This was pure propaganda and was used to incite discontent between the colonist and the British troops. (MORE)
The name of John Paul Jones' famous ship was Bonhomme Richard. Itwas named after "Poor Richard's Almanac" by Benjamin Franklin.
John Paul Jones went to Paris, France and retired. He then died alone in his apartment on the third (3rd) floor.
There is no evidence suggested the John Paul Jones was ever marriedor had children. For all intents and purposes, it can be said thathe was married to the sea.
John paul jones was a famous patriot because he attacked the British ship HSM Serapis. His ship was damaged really bad but he did not give up. The officer on the other ship yelled over to Jones about giving up he replied "I have not yet begun to fight!"
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The fable of Revere comes from a Longfellow poem written in 1861 and in reality he didn't ride through the night yelling about the British coming. Longfellow wrote his poem on the eve of the civil war to remind people of the nation's history. Somehow the poem became part of history and was put into …history books as fact. Revere never finished the ride, his horse was taken away and he was held by a British patrol, but thanks to Longfellow we all know who he is. He billed Congress for the ride and the cost of the horse since it was taken from him and it didn't belong to him. It was borrowed. His one big contribution was the picture on a flier after the Boston Massacre showing colonist getting shot by the British. This was pure propaganda and was used to incite discontent between the colonist and the British troops. The fable of Revere comes from a Longfellow poem written in 1861 and in reality he didn't ride through the night yelling about the British coming. Longfellow wrote his poem on the eve of the civil war to remind people of the nation's history. Somehow the poem became part of history and was put into history books as fact. Revere never finished the ride, his horse was taken away and he was held by a British patrol, but thanks to Longfellow we all know who he is. He billed Congress for the ride and the cost of the horse since it was taken from him and it didn't belong to him. It was borrowed. His one big contribution was the picture on a flier after the Boston Massacre showing colonist getting shot by the British. This was pure propaganda and was used to incite discontent between the colonist and the British troops. (MORE)
One of them is Benjamin Franklin. I believe there's more, but I don't know who else.
John Paul Jones was a captain of an American warship during theRevolutionary War. He is famous for refusing to surrender to anapparently superior British force.
Father: John Paul Mother;: Jean Macduff Girlfriend: Mrs. Townsend That's all i known so far
Briefly, there were many American heroes on land in the Revolutionary war, but John Paul Jones was America's first hero at sea. A natural sailor, Jones served on merchant ships before the war. Although the Continental Navy was no match for the British Navy, Jones compensated with skill and daring. H…is most famous accomplishment was the capture of HMS Serapis. His exploits attracted the attention of Catherine the Great, and after the war he commanded her Black Sea Fleet. This adventure ended badly as jealous Russian officers sabotaged him, and he was dismissed, but his service in the American Revolution was enough to secure him a place in history. (MORE)
he was known for being a famous captain of the Ranger, fresh from the Portsmouth shipyard.
John Paul Jones's most famous phrase is "I have not yet begun to fight!" He said this to Captain Pearson of the H.M.S. Serapis during the Battle of Flamborough Head in 1779.
I don't think he ever did marry because I have looked up many things about him for a report but, I couldn't find anything say he got married
John Paul Jones is very famous for many quotes including "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way;" I may sink, but I'll be damned if I strike!;" " Where men of fine feeling are concerned there is seldom misunderstanding;" but he is most n…oted for " I have not yet begun to fight !". The last quote was in response to (Captain Richard Pearson of the Royal Navy ship HMS Serapis ) as to whether he was surrendering his ship during the battle of Flamborough Head, (23 September 1779). His First Lieutenant Richard Dale recalls this quote to author John Henry Sherburne in the book " The Life and Character of John Paul Jones, a Captain in the United States Navy" (1825). (MORE)
"Without a respectable navy-- alas America!"-- 1776 "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go into harm's way."-- 1778 "Where men of fine feeling are concerned, there is seldom misunderstanding."-- 1779 "I have not yet begun to fight"-- 1779
"I have not yet begun to fight".. Captain John Paul Jones said this during the famous battle between Bonhomme Richard and Serapis on 23 September 1779. It seems that some of Jones's men cried for surrender, but not John Paul Jones! Captain Richard Pearson of Serapis asked Jones if he had surrendere…d. Jones uttered the immortal words: "I have not yet begun to fight!" So, at least, Lt. Richard Dale later recalled. (MORE)
"I have not yet begun to fight" as his ship was sinking in a duel with a British warship.
he started off giving quick handies and now duz whatever u have the money for
John Paul Jones was a sailor, and became famous as a naval fighter during the American Revolution. He is sometimes referred to as 'the father of the American Navy.'
He is buried in Fredericksburg, Virginia in a little cemetery at St. George Episcopal church.
he is an American naval hero. He went to sea at age 12 and became a ship's master at age 21. He joined his brother in Virginia in 1775. When the American Revolution began, he joined the new Continental Navy under Esek Hopkins. In 1776 he sailed the Providence along the Atlantic coast, capturing eigh…t British ships and sinking eight more. Appointed by Congress to the newly built Ranger, he made a spectacular cruise through St. George's Channel and the Irish Sea (1777 - 78), where he took a number of prizes. In 1779 he commanded the Bonhomme Richard and intercepted a merchant fleet. Though outgunned by an escort ship, the Serapis, he forced its surrender after a fierce battle, answering its challenge to surrender with "I have not yet begun to fight!" His ship sank soon after, and he sailed two British prizes to the Netherlands. In 1790 he retired, in ill health, to France. (MORE)
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John Paul Jones was the captain of the American ship Bonhomme Richard and commodore of a supporting flotilla that fought the British ship HMS Serapis off the coast of England during the American Revolutionary War when it became engaged with the HMS Serapis in an attempt to take the convoy the Serapi…s was protecting. Though HMS Serapis was taken, the convoy escaped. The battle is well known for the premature demand to surrender issued by the British captain to which Jones issued the response, "I have not yet begun to fight." (MORE)
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he was brave because he was a brave captain he lead his crew through winds and storms. He was brave also because he has killed a man. In fact one of his men. One of his men tried to kill him so he stabbed him in the back with his sword.
In my opinin I would say he was because he managed to defeat the british navy on several occasions
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