Captain John Paul Jones - Annapolis, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 58.894 W 076° 29.178
18S E 371262 N 4315782
Quick Description: A bust of Captain John Paul Jones inside his crypt under the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 7:42:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VKA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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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."
Type of Memorial: Statue

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