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Résidence of John Paul Jones, creator of the U.S. Navy

Résidence of John Paul Jones, creator of the U.S. Navy

Résidence of John Paul Jones, creator of the U.S. Navy

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  • Date Posted: Aug 20, 2016
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John Paul Jones was one of the most colorful heroes of the War of Independence. Born in Scotland in 1747, he joined the Continental Navy in 1775. He was sent to raid English waters in November 1777, commanding a fleet of ships under the American flag. On September 23, 1779, he fought the great battle of his career in the North Sea and captured the fifty-gun British warship, “HMS Serapis”. Back in Paris, he was welcomed as a hero.

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