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  • Wreckage of US Revolutionary Warship Bonhomme Richard Found

    12/11/2018 5:39:53 PM PST · by Zirondelle76 · 43 replies
    Yorkshire Post ^ | December 11, 2018 | David Behrens
    He is as familiar to American maritime students as Admiral Lord Nelson is to ours – not least for having uttered the immortal words, “Surrender? I have not yet begun to fight” as his ship sank off the Yorkshire coast. But while John Paul Jones went down in history as the father of the US Navy, the final secret of the stricken Bonhomme Richard is only now beginning to emerge from its watery grave.
  • Wreck of the first US ship to defeat the Royal Navy in home waters before she sank in 1779 [tr]

    11/01/2018 6:28:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 1, 2018 | James Wood
    British satellite historians claim to have discovered the true location of an iconic American revolutionary ship which defeated the Royal Navy off the Yorkshire coast. The famous vessel, the USS Bonhomme Richard, was the first US ship to beat the Royal Navy in British waters before she sank on September 24, 1779. The location of the wreck has long been a mystery, but now a British satellite historian from Harrogate claims to have found it. Tim Akers, 60, used pioneering satellite radar techniques alongside British satellite firm Merlin Burrows to track down the buried vessel.
  • Who's buried in John Paul Jones' crypt at the Naval Academy? This isn't a trick question.

    04/18/2006 6:06:09 AM PDT · by robowombat · 58 replies · 1,578+ views
    Home Town Annapolis ^ | April 16, 2006 | EARL KELLY
    Historian wants DNA test for academy's John Paul Jones By EARL KELLY, Staff Writer Who's buried in John Paul Jones' crypt at the Naval Academy? This isn't a trick question. Some say the grand state funeral at the Naval Academy on April 24, 1906, for the father of the United States Navy may have been held over the wrong body. According to Washington College history professor Adam Goodheart, who wrote about Jones in the April issue of Smithsonian magazine, Jones' body may have been dumped in a landfill, used to fertilize vegetables or simply lost forever. He said modern-day science...
  • [Redux: from July 4, 2012] The 7 Most Badass Founding Fathers

    07/05/2015 12:11:18 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    PJ media ^ | July 4, 2012 | David Forsmark
    They all pledged their “lives, fortunes and sacred honors,” and it was more than just an idle boast. The Founding Fathers were committing treason against the most powerful empire that the world to date had ever seen. It was also their Mother Country, to which many of their friends, family, and neighbors were still loyal. And while they certainly, in the words of Patrick Henry, “made the most” of their treason, the idea that they would establish the most free and powerful nation in the history of mankind was not the most likely outcome. So in singling out these 7...
  • The American Flag Daily: I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

    07/18/2014 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 18, 2014 | JasonZ
    July 18, 1792 is the date of John Paul Jones' death in France, following his service to the United States during the Revolutionary War (along with brief service to Russia afterward). During the Revolutionary War, he commanded Ranger in the defeat of HMS Drake, then later commanded Bonhomme Richard in the battle with HMS Serapis. Although Jones captured Serapis, the Richard sank following the battle, and Jones sailed the Serapis to Holland. To help Jones avoid charges of piracy, the "Serapis Flag" was entered into Dutch records as the flag he flew when he captured the ship, and it became...
  • A new search for John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard

    09/14/2010 11:02:33 AM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 21 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 13 Sep 10 | Earl Kelly
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. Four Naval Academy midshipmen and a professor, along with Navy scientists, head to the North Sea on Wednesday to search for the remains of Capt. John Paul Jones' ship, Bonhomme Richard. This search for one of the most famous ships of the American Revolution will combine oceanography, historical analysis and naval engineering and employ cutting-edge technology. A multibeam sonar, for example, will give researchers three-dimensional pictures of objects on the ocean floor, and a gradiometer, a mine-sweeping tool, can detect objects buried under sediment. If the researchers on this two-week expedition find the remains of Jones' ship, which...
  • Today in History July 18,1792 John Paul Jones,Naval hero of the American Revolution,died in Paris

    07/18/2010 10:31:11 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies · 1+ views
    various | 7/18/10
    "I have not yet begun to fight" Today, the most recognizable name of a naval officer of the American Revolutionary War is that of John Paul Jones. John Paul was born at Arbigland, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 6 July 1747. Apprenticed to a merchant at age 13, he went to sea in the brig Friendship to learn the art of seamanship. At 21, he received his first command, the brig John. After several successful years as a merchant skipper in the West Indies trade, John Paul emigrated to the British colonies in North America and there added "Jones" to his name....
  • American Minute September 23

    09/23/2011 2:43:35 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | September 23, 2011 | Bill Federer, staff writer
    By "I have not yet begun to fight!" shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the British ship Serapis asked him to surrender. Their ships were so close their cannons scraped and masts entangled, yet his American ship Bonhomme Richard, named for Ben Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac, refused to give up. When two cannons exploded and his ship began sinking, John Paul Jones lashed his ship to the enemy's to keep it afloat. After 3 more hours of fighting, the British surrendered. This was SEPTEMBER 23, 1779. Called the "Father of the American Navy," John Paul Jones commanded the...
  • Captain John Paul Jones (July 6, 1747- July 18, 1792)

    07/06/2010 5:57:49 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    Naval Historical Center ^ | 27 July 2004 | Navy Department Library
    Unpublished BiographyJohn Paul (afterwards known as John Paul Jones) was born at Arbigland, in the Parish of Kirkbean, and in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, on 6 July 1747. Born John Paul, his father of the same name was a gardener; his mother's name was Jean MacDuff, the daughter of a small farmer in the neighboring parish of New-Abbey. Of this marriage there were seven children. John was the fourth child. The first-born was William Paul, who went abroad early in life and settled and married in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Of the three daughters, only two will be noted; Janet, who...
  • John Paul Jones President Command Military with Pen Only. He May Cut the Throats of Citizens.

    04/21/2010 6:58:01 PM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 27 replies · 1,310+ views
    "I am glad that the new constitution will be, as you tell me, adopted by the nine states. I hope, however they will alter some parts of it; and particularly that they will divest the President of all military rank and command; for though General Washington might be safely trusted with such tempting power as chief command of fleet and army, yet depend on it, in some other hands it could not fail to overset the liberties of America. The President should be only the first civil Magistrate, let him command the military with the pen; but deprive him of...
  • Will the North Sea give up America's most prized naval treasure?[John Paul Jones]

    06/28/2007 8:59:42 AM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 1,639+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 28 June 2007 | Martin Hickes
    The Americans will be taking to the high seas off the Yorkshire coast this summer in search of their nautical "Holy Grail". Martin Hickes reports on an expensive obsession. THIS August, a flotilla of American scientists will mount a £175,000 expedition off Flamborough Head in search of a wreck, more than 200 years after it sank. Two US teams will plunge into the North Sea in search of the flagship of a Scottish captain, known to the Brits as little more than a pirate, but to the Americans as a hero of the American Revolution and the "Father of the...
  • Experts seek to find famous wreck [Bonhomme Richard!]

    06/22/2006 6:38:09 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 986+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-22-04 | Anon
    The Bonhomme Richard sank in about 180ft of water Experts have expressed confidence that they can find the sunken wreck of the ship made famous by legendary Solway born sailor John Paul Jones next month. The Bonhomme Richard went down in 1779 off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire as Jones famously said: "Surrender - I have not yet begun to fight." Several bids have been made to recover the ship captained by a man credited as the founding father of the US Navy. Now underwater archaeology experts will use hi-tech methods to try to find it. Dr Robert Neyland,...
  • Two U.S. Navy Vessels Named Flagships for USS Bon Homme Richard Expedition

    03/14/2006 5:07:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies · 800+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Lt. j.g. Emelia Spencer
    GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779. The search project revolves around one of the most memorable battles of the American Revolution, where John Paul Jones, an American naval hero, uttered his legendary words, “I have not yet begun to fight!” “It’s entirely appropriate that these front-line warships are honorary flagships of the expedition, as they are representative...
  • NOAA Considers Grant to Aid Search for John Paul Jones' Flagship

    02/10/2006 7:23:09 PM PST · by indcons · 15 replies · 469+ views
    From Naval Historical Center Public Affairs GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- The Naval Historical Center’s (NHC) search for Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones' ship Bonhomme Richard received further support in early February, when it was recommended for funding through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration's competitive grant process. The NHC and Ocean Technology Foundation (OTF) plan to launch a search for Bonhomme Richard off the coast of England in July. "You cannot find an underwater archaeological site more important to the U.S. Navy than that of John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard," said Dr. Robert...
  • NOAA Approves Grant to Aid Search for John Paul Jones' Flagship

    02/08/2006 4:29:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 450+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | Naval Historical Center Public Affairs
    GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- The Naval Historical Center’s (NHC) search for Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones' ship Bonhomme Richard received further support in early February, when it was recommended for funding through the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration's competitive grant process. The NHC and Ocean Technology Foundation (OTF) plan to launch a search for Bonhomme Richard off the coast of England in July. "You cannot find an underwater archaeological site more important to the U.S. Navy than that of John Paul Jones' Bonhomme Richard," said Dr. Robert Neyland, head of the NHC's...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits John Paul Jones - Sept. 23rd, 2005

    09/22/2005 9:46:04 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 55 replies · 2,573+ views
    http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/traditions/html/jpjones.html ^ | Posted on 01/06/2003 5:37:15 AM PST by SAMWolf
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Led Zeppelin Flying High with New Concert Discs

    05/28/2003 1:00:57 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 509 replies · 852+ views
    Reuters (via Yahoo) ^ | 05/28/03 | Dean Goodman
    Led Zeppelin Flying High with New Concert DiscsWed May 28, 2003 By Dean GoodmanLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In the words of one of their songs, Dancing Days are here again for fans of Led Zeppelin. Defunct for almost 23 years, the pioneering English band behind such hard rock classics as "Stairway to Heaven" and "Kashmir (news - web sites)" has cleaned out its vaults to issue eight hours of previously unreleased live material on DVD and CD. The "Led Zeppelin DVD" contains footage from four tours spanning 1970 to 1979; the CD "How The West Was Won" combines two Los...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers John Paul Jones - Jan 6th, 2003

    U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. We hope to provide an ongoing source of information about issues and problems that are specific to Veterans and resources that are available to Veterans and their families. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood...
  • Led Zeppelin to tour again [Woo hoo!!!]

    10/14/2002 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Conagher · 5 replies · 351+ views
    The Sun Online [U. K.] ^ | Mon, Oct 14, 2002 | THOMAS WHITAKER
    LEGENDARY rockers Led Zeppelin are set to re-group after 22 years for a money-spinning stadium tour of America. The three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones — plan to hit the road next summer. The trio hope to pocket £6.4 million [US$9,964,160] for the shows. Robert, 54, Jimmy, 58, and 56-year-old John Paul met two weeks ago at the offices of their management firm Trinifold. They buried the hatchet over Page and Plant’s 1990s tour, which John Paul only learned about from a newspaper. A band insider said last night: “If the...