John Paul Jones

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John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was a Scottish-born sailor who served in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). His raid on the English port town of Whitehaven in 1778 and his victory over the HMS Serapis the following year turned him into a war hero and led many to consider him the 'Father of the American Navy'.

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  • 6 Jul 1747 - 18 Jul 1792
    Life of John Paul Jones, Scottish-born sailor in the Continental Navy, considered the 'Father of the American Navy'.
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