John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones

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  • John Paul Jones at 13
  • I can teach you the ropes of being a captain
  • Island of Tobago
  • Commanding the Providence
  • FIRE!
  • When John Paul Jones was 13 he began his career at sea as an apprentice to a shipowner.
  • Captain of the Ranger
  • When John Paul was at the Island of Tobago he was attacked, and in self-defense he killed somebody.
  • Greatest Victory
  • The Providence, which was a boat, had 21 guns mounted, and on John's first cruise being the captain, he captured 16 British vessels.
  • Greatest Victory
  • kWhen John was captain of the Ranger, he was in waters close to Britain and made a bold plan to try and attack the town of Whitehaven so he could capture an important individual to negotiate a trade to get prisoners back.
  • So here's what we're going to do, if we can capture....
  • John Paul Jones's greatest victory was a very intense one, it was a fight in water between the British boats of the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough, then on the American side was the Bonhomme Richard, and the Pallas.
  • Bonhomme Richard
  • Prepare for Battle!
  • Serapis
  • The battle was so intense from the things that happened during it, for example, both ships fired cannons at each other for 2 hours straight!  Another intense thing was the Bonhomme actually rammed the Serapis during the fight.
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