John Paul Jones
Contributions to the Navy
*John Paul Jones was born on July 6, 1747, on a large estate called Arbigland.
*Jones was one of seven different children.
*Jones was a son of John Paul sr. and his wife Jean M. Paul.
*Two of Paul's children died when they were infants.
*Jones was born in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, Port of Great Britain.
*Jones attended school in Kirkbean for several years.
*From a young age, Jones had other things on his mind besides school.
*Jones was interested in the Navy from a very young age.
Important life events
*At 13, Jones caught a ride on a small ship headed for the port of Whitehaven.
*Jones served on the boat called Friendship for seven years.
*Jones became the captain due to the original captain dying.
*During the Revolution, Jones successfully landed in Philadelphia.
*Jones was commissioned a Senior Lieutenant in the Continental Navy.
*Jones won his first victory on the Bonhomme Richard on British Seas.
*Jones became famous when he yelled to his enemy " I have not yet begun to fight."
Contributions to change
*Jones changed the way the American Navy fought in future battles.
*He was the greatest commander of the Navy.
*Jones was buried in Paris at the Saints Louis Cemetery, it belonged the Royal Family of Paris.
*Jones was appointed a rear admiral in the Russian Navy
*In 1779, King Louis XVI of France named Jones a Chevaller
*He earned the name "Father of the Navy" because he represented the U.S, United Kingdom, And the Russian Navy.