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Biography of John Paul Jones

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1747 - Arbigland, Kirkbean was born on the 6th of July in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. 1775 - John Paul Jones was the first man to be assigned to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Continental Navy on the 22nd of December, on board the Alfred.

1776 - His first assignment was aboard the frigate USS Alfred (30 guns, 300 men) sailing from the Delaware River in February 1776 to attack British merchant vessels in New Providence. 1776 - John Paul Jones participated in the unsuccessful attack on the island of New Providence, and as commander first of the "Providence" and then of the "Alfred" John Paul Jones cruised between Bermuda and Nova Scotia, inflicting much damage on British shipping and fisheries.

1777 - On the 1st of November, John Paul Jones sailed in the sloop-of-war "Ranger" for France with despatches for the American commissioners, announcing the surrender of Burgoyne and asking that Jones should be supplied with a swift frigate for harassing the coasts of England.

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