John Paul Jones: A Brief Biography Of John Paul Jones

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John Paul Jones was a famed naval officer who was born in Scotland to John Paul Sr. and Jean McDuff on July 6th, 1747. He was apprenticed at the age of 12 was captain of his own ship, sailing between the West Indies ports to the British ports. He joined the Continental Navy when he came to Philadelphia and was commissioned as a Senior Lieutenant. He was assigned to the ship Alfred, a flagship of a small fleet of ships commanded by Commodore Esek Hopkins. He later became the commander of the Providence, and then returned to the Alfred. He came back to the port with several prizes. The Congress appointed him to the newly built Ranger in June of 1777. Jones took a marvelous journey down St. George’s Channel and through the Irish Sea, taking many

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