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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 The Two Burials of John Paul Jones 15 May 2005 J. Dennis Robinson
2 In Search of Paul Jones Pistol 02 May 2005 SeacoastNH
3 Finding the Body of Admiral Jones 08 April 2005 Scientific american
4 Paul Jones Paris Exhumation Photos 04 April 2005 SeaocastNH Early Images
5 The Helen Seavey Quilting Party 29 March 2005 Augustus C. Buell
6 The Ranger Flag Legend 22 March 2005 Clara Lynn
7 The Bonhomme Richard Flag Hoax 21 March 2005 J. Dennis Robinson
8 Captain Jones Onstage 09 December 2004 Jim Kelly and Ralph Morang
9 Postcards from Paul Jones Crypt 05 December 2004 SeacoastNH Early Images
10 Evan Thomas on John Paul Jones 04 December 2004 SeacoastNH Books

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