Captain John Paul Jones

By: Mike Parker

Some background on Paul Jones

Born: July 6, 1742 in scotland

Died: July 18, 1792 in Paris

Parents: John Paul sr.. and Jean McDuff

Organizations founded: United States Navy

Paul Jones life

HIs career at sea bagan age 13, and by 21 he was captain of a ship sailing between the West Indies and British Ports. Jones joined the Continental navy during the american revolution, enjoying his greatest success in international waters. As commander of a heavily armed vessel Bonhomme RIchard, Jones famously announced he had "not yet begun the fight" during a clash with the british warship Serapis. He later served in the Russian navy.