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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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# Title Created Date Author
1 John Paul Jones Cover Story 13 August 2008 Maritime History
2 Catherine the Great Meets John Paul Jones 13 June 2008 Dimitri Devyatkin
3 Mr Smith Meets Mr Jones 04 May 2008 J. Dennis Robinson
4 John Paul Jones Film Summary 09 September 2006 J. Dennis Robinson
5 Defending Our First Sea Warrior 05 July 2006 Joseph Callo
6 Inside Paul Jones Cottage Birthplace 16 May 2006 Emily and John Lusher
7 John Paul Jones Sued in NH 19 November 2005 J. Dennis Robinson
8 John Paul Jones Comic Book Hero 1 13 October 2005 Real Heroes Comics
9 The Lost Newspapers of 1777 08 June 2005 J. Dennis Robinson
10 Return of Paul Jones Mummy Index 15 May 2005 SeacoastNH Maritime Heritage

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