John paul John

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  • john paul at age 13
  • the island of Tobago in 1773
  • commanding the providence in 1776
  • John Paul was apprenticed to a shipowner and began his career at sea. he immediately entered into the Atlantic trade that linked the England, America, the West Indies, and Africa. he was a crew member on at least slaving voyages to Africa and grew to hate the traffic in human cargo.
  • captain of the Ranger in 1778
  • On his way to success as a merchant sailor a disaster struck. Mutinous sailors looking for advanced pay attacked him. Defending himself he killed one of the men. Convinced he could get a fair trade on the island, he escaped to America using the name John Paul Jones that would make him famous.
  • Jone's great victory in 1779
  • Jones took command of the Providence in 1776. It mounted 21 guns. He soon captured 16 British vessels on a single cruise. 
  • Jone's great victory in 1779
  • He was captain of the ranger on April 1778. as captain of the ranger, he was cruising the waters close to Britain. he had a bold plan of attacking the town of Whitehaven on the west coast of England. the attack did little damage, but it rattled the British to think that the American navy could reach them at home.
  • John Paul Jones greatest victory was when he commanded a fleet of five ships and his flagship.
  • after he got the boat he renamed it the Bonhomme Richard, in honor of Benjamin Franklin. 
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