Crypt of John Paul Jones - Annapolis, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 58.900 W 076° 29.169
18S E 371275 N 4315792
Quick Description: The crypt and final resting place of naval commander John Paul Jones at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Originally buried in Paris, France he was exhumed in the early 1900s and permanently laid to rest here in Annapolis.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 7:31:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VK5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "John Paul Jones (born John Paul; July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was a Scottish-American naval captain who was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. He made many friends among U.S political elites (including John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin[2]), as well as enemies (who accused him of piracy), and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the American Navy" (a sobriquet he shares with John Barry and John Adams).

Jones was born and raised in Scotland, became a sailor, and served as commander of several merchantmen. After having killed one of his mutinous crew members with a sword, he fled to the Colony of Virginia and around 1775 joined the newly founded Continental Navy in their fight against the Kingdom of Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War. He commanded U.S. Navy ships stationed in France, led one failed assault on Britain, and several attacks on British merchant ships. Left without a command in 1787, he joined the Imperial Russian Navy and obtained the rank of rear admiral."
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