John Paul Jones!

July 6th, 2006 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

John Paul Jones is the Father of the American Navy. Here are some websites with biographical information about this American Revolutionary War hero…

Recommended Websites:

Naval Historical Center: John Paul Jones

This website offers the most comprehensive biography of Jones’ life — including an interesting biography by James Fenimore Cooper (author of “The Last of the Mohicans”)! There is a timeline of the events in Jones’ life and naval service along with information about his legacy. Did he really say, “I have not yet begun to fight?” Go to this site and find out.

The American Revolution Home Page: John Paul Jones

This website provides an overview of the life and naval accomplishments of John Paul Jones — and more importantly, it contains pictures of paintings, sculptures, and illustrations that depict John Paul Jones.

The Ships of the American Revolution: The Bonhomme Richard

This website features information on the ship Jones’ commanded, The Bonhomme Richard. You can read a history of the ship and see illustrations of it as well — including a diagram and explanation of each section of the ship. You’ll even learn the fascinating origin of the name of the ship.

John Paul Jones Museum

This is the website of the John Paul Jones Museum in Scotland. Read his biography and see pictures of the cottage where Jones was born.


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