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.
The Providence, which was a boat, had 21 guns mounted, and on John's first cruise being the captain, he captured 16 British vessels.
BRACE FOR IMPACT!
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.
Prepare for Battle!
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.