What ship did John Paul Jones first captain?
the bon hoome Richard
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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. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
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.
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 was important to the American Revolution because ofhis skills as a ship captain. He raided British merchant andmilitary vessels and helped keep those ships occupied in Europeanwaters instead of being used against the American colonies. He isconsidered the father of the U.S. Navy.
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 ( Full Answer )
"the fight has just Begin!" John Paul Jones. Also that he didn't start to fight or the war has not begun
yes he did, otherwise he wouldn't have had five children, William, Elizabeth, Janet, Johnny, and Mary Anne!
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.
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. ( Full Answer )
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 never married although he did propose to Madame la Comtesse de Lowendahl in 1780.
Sir John Hawkins had the dubious honor of being the first Britishcaptain to dock a slave ship in the English colonies. The year was1619 and the place was Jamestown, VA.
The name of John Paul Jones' famous ship was Bonhomme Richard. Itwas named after "Poor Richard's Almanac" by Benjamin Franklin.
In his career, Captain John Paul Jones commanded the ships John, Betsy, Providence, Alfred, Ranger, Bonhomme Richard, and Vladimir .
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.
if you're talking about the bass player of Led Zeppelin, he was was influenced by American blues musicians
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. ( Full Answer )
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
he started off giving quick handies and now duz whatever u have the money for
John Paul Jones commanded (in order) John, Betsy, Providence, Alfred, Ranger , Bonhomme Richard, and Vladimir.
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.
In 1778 Jones commanded the French ship Ranger with orders toattack enemy commerce in British waters. He sailed in April 1778from Brest for the Irish Sea and then to Whitehaven and attemptedto abduct the Earl of Selkirk with the intention to exchange himfor Americans held by the British. In the proc…ess he captured thesloop of war Drake and by May 8 the Ranger was back at Brest withseven prizes and many prisoners. In another battle with the BritishJones commanded the Bonhomie Richard and on Sept. 23 he fought oneof the greatest of the Revolution off the Yorkshire coast. Theenemy ship was the Serapis and in a moonlight battlethey fought. At one point the two vessels were lashed together theBritish captain asked Jones if he wished to surrender and got hisfamous reply " I have not yet begun to fight." When the night wasover he accepted the surrender of the British ship. This was thehigh point of his life. After the war he served in the Russian navyin the Black Sea in a war with the Turks. He died in Paris still anAmerican citizen and one of the great heroes of the navy. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
What response did John Paul Jones to the British captain of the serapis when asked whether he wished to surrender during a long fierce battle at sea?
well he said dat he needed to believe in everythin that he wanted and to take him baq to his wife so they could live happy ever after!
How did captain john paul Jones respond to the british when they asked if he was ready to surrender?
He said " I have not yet begun to fight" those are his famous words
His father, John Paul (Sr.), was a gardener at Arbigland, and his mother was Jean Duff. His parents married on 29 November 1733 in New Abbey, Kirkcudbright.
John Paul Jones was born John Paul - he added the name Jones to his surname when he was an adult.
He did once led zeppelin had to recreate footages for 'the song remains the same' movie concert. the firector found that there were crucial holes in the concert footage and they had to recreate the show but at that time john got an haircut so he had to wear a wig.
he named it in honor of his friend Ben Franklin. his book poor Richard was bonhomme Richard in french.
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
He wasn't born with one - his birth name was actually John Paul; he added the "Jones" later in life.
Captain Arthur Phillip and Captain John Hunter were the two captains. However, each of the ships had its own skipper, who was not known as "Captain". . Below is a list of the First Fleet ships and who was in charge of each one. \n. \n \n. The Alexander - skippered by Master Duncan Sinclair \n.… The Charlotte - skippered by Master Thomas Gilbert \n. The Friendship - skippered by Master Francis Walton \n. The Golden Grove - skippered by Master Sharp \n. Lady Penrhyn - skippered by Master William Sever \n. Scarborough - skippered by Master Kohn Marshall \n. Prince of Wales - skippered by Master John Mason \n. H.M.S. Sirius - skippered by Captain John Hunter; also carried Captain Arthur Phillip \n. H.M.S. Supply - skippered by Captain Henry Bull \n. Borrowdale - skippered by Master Readthorn Hobson \n. Fishburn - skippered by Master Robert Brown \n ( Full Answer )
The USS Bonhomme Richard , was so named as a tribute by Jones to Benjamin Franklin, whose Poor Richard's Almanac was first published in France under the title, " Les Maximes du Bonhomme Richard ".
because he had surrendered in a war that has not begun because he had an old warship that caused him to lose the war
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Biography - 1987 John Paul Jones Captain of the High Seas was released on: USA: 7 May 1996
John Paul Jones is remembered for being a great naval fighterduring the American Revolutionary War. He is known to many as theFather of the United States Navy.