What happened to John Paul Jones?
John Paul Jones held no further appointments in the United States Navy, but he served as rear admiral in the Russian Navy under Empress Catherine II of Russia from 1788-90. After his discharge, he resided in Paris in obscurity until his death and was buried in an unmarked grave.
How many ships did John Paul Jones sink?
In 1776 he was in command of the Providence, and between August and October he ranged over the Atlantic from Bermuda to Nova Scotia, twice outwitting British frigates, manning and sending in eight prizes, and sinking and burning eight more.
Who is John Paul Jones?
John Paul Jones is famous in the United States as the ‘Father of the American Navy‘. He was born in poverty and through his skills became a distinguished naval officer fighting for both the USA and Russia. In Britain he is rather remembered as a pirate.