John Paul Jones & the Battle of the Bonhomme Richard & Serapis


John Paul Jones started a naval career at age 13. After being on a couple of ships that had slave-trades, he did not wanna be apart of it because he noticed it was cruel.

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In 1778 he took captive of The Drake, which was a british warship. When he was at war with the British, his ship was badly damaged because of the British. His enemies asked if he was ready to surrender, but Paul Jones replied with: “I have not begun to fight yet.” He then continued to ram his ship into the enemies and tied both of the ships to make one ship. The British later surrendered, and John Paul Jones won the war.





References:
http://www.biography.com/people/john-paul-jones-9357409

http://www.american-revolutionary-war-facts.com/American-Revolution-Hero-Facts/John-Paul-Jones-Facts.shtml