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Ranger Raids Britain Print Email
Written by Elbridge Brooks   

Ranger RaidJOHN PAUL JONES

It has taken its place as one of the most famous raids in history. No one died. Little danage was done. But Paul Jones sudden attack on Whitehaven is still told in England. The attack of the RANGER crew from the New Hampshire region sent shock waves through Britiain at the height of the American Revolution. Some call it terrorism, others patriotism. This version comes from a 100 year old children's book.

 

 
Paul Jones 1905 Autopsy Print Email
Written by Doctor J. Capitan   

Autopsy
114 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH

French medical examiners were amazed to discover that the body of John Paul Jones, buried in 1792, was preserved enough for an autopsy in 1905. The report completed in Paris was published by the US Government under President Teddy Toosevelt. HEre is the complete published report.

 

 

 
Farewell Paul Jones Print Email
Written by Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt   

Roosevelt Campaign ButtonA PRESIDENT SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS HERO IN 1906

"Teddy" Roosevelt wanted to expand the US Navy. When the body of his hero discovered in 1905, Roosevelt had it shipped "home". A public relations master, Roosevelt made the most of the discovery. Here is the complete text of the commemoration eulogy by President Theodore Roosevelt at the interment of John Paul Jones at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis on April 24, 1906.

 

 

 
First US Navy Recruiting Poster Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

First Navy Recruiting Poster
1777 HISTORIC RANGER POSTER

It does promise you will see the world. It promises good pay, a fun time, and compensation if you are wounded or killed. Too bad most of the promises did not come true. But John Paul Jones was desperate to find a crew and get to France. It was 1777 in New Hampshire, and the Revolutionary War was on.

 

 

 
Great Encouragement for Seamen Print Email
Written by John Paul Jones   

1777 Ranger HandbillAMERICA'S FIRST NAVY POSTER
Portsmouth, NH

John Paul Jones Wants YOU! This document that appeared as a handbill and in the NH Gazette in 1777. Paul Jones was looking desperately for a crew for the Continental Navy ship RANGER. See the actual poster and read the text. Would you sign on to travel 3,000 miles to attack the "invincible" Royal Navy?

 

 

 
He Bought HMS Drake Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH   

Ranger by William GilkersonFRENCH BUY PISCATAQUA PRIZE

A rare document in an email offers details on the first foreign warship captured by the American navy in foreign waters. HMS DRAKE was taken by John Paul Jones in 1778 in the Irish Sea aboard the Portsmouth-built ship RANGER. Despite a reluctant Piscataqua-area, Jones accomplished the impossible. Jean Peltier-Dudoyer, acquainted with Ben Franklin, bought the ship in 1779. (French version)

 

 

 
A Ghostly Friendship Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH HIstory   

Friendship

TALL SHIP GALLERY 2004

A foggy gallery of dramatic images from the maiden voyage of the reconstructed tall ship Friendship by photographer Shelly Britton.

Portsmouth Harbor, August 2004

 
Is This John Paul Jones Corpse? Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH   

Mourners at JPJ's 2nd Funeral

JOHN PAUL JONES RARE PHOTO

Back for a short Halloween visit, this archived page is sure to shock. Few Americans realize that John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was buried twice. 114 years after his first burial, in 1905, his mummified corpse was discovered under the streets of Paris. Or was it his corpse? US Government tests determined at it was. Jones. What do you think?

 

 
Best John Paul Jones Links Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH   

 

John Paul Jones links
JOHN PAUL JONES
Best Links on the Web

Welcome to the most visited JPJ links page on the web. Our web site focuses on Jones during his visits to New Hampshire. But here, we offer the best links we’ve found world wide. Please send new link ideas and report dead links via our email address at the bottom of this page.

 

 

 
John Paul Jones Timeline Print Email
Written by SeacoastNH.com   

John Paul Jones

JOHN PAUL JONES LIFE CHRONOLOGY

Jones fans will want to bookmark this page. It is our version of the life of JPJ, year by year. Feel free to email us with suggested changes or additions. This is a great starting point for our dozens of articles about Captain Jones on SeacaostNH.com.

 

 

 

Subcategories

  • John Paul Jones

    (1747 - 1792)

    Scottish born naval captain John Paul Jones visited New Hampshire twice. In 1777 he took Portsmouth-built RANGER with a Piscataqua crew to France. There he worried the British in a series of guerilla raids before his famous battle in the BON HOMME RICHARD. Later, a hero decorated by the king of France, he returned to Portsmouth to fit out the AMERICA, largest ship of war ever built in the nation to that day.  Jones stayed at the Purcell House, today the Paul Jones Museum. This site offers those stories and many more.

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    Article Count:
    37
  • The Shipyard

    PISCATAQUA SHIPS

    Skilled boatbuilders were producing fine wooden ships from the dense local forests  by the late 1600s. The Raleigh, first of the ships in the Contientnal Navy was built here before the Revolution. Shipyards flourished all along the Piscataqua and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine is over 200 years old. This section is dedicated to those ships, the men and women who built and sailed them, and their families.

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    Article Count:
    32
  • Old Ironsides

    USS CONSTITUTION

    Among the oldest pictures in the US Navy archives is an iamge of :Old Ironsides" under repair in Portsmouth Harbor. Though built and berthed still in Charleston, Mass, the USS CONSTITUTION has deep ties to the Piscataqua. The oldest US naval ship was here for nearly two decades during a strange era in her history -- told here.

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    Article Count:
    8

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