JOHN PAUL JONES
(Photos submitted by Dennis Mantle of the cottage where the US Naval hero was born)
John Paul Jones 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. Later Jones' commission to command the Ranger came on
the same day that Congress adopted the new 13-star flag. This
coincidence forever married Jones and the Ranger, which carried the new
flag, as symbols of the New Republic.
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Dennis Mantle and I became friends thru the Internet after he visited my Ranger Website.
Dennis is from England and served aboard Carriers of their Navy. He visited the
John Paul Jones Cottage and sent me photos of it.
I appreciate having them to add to the site. John Guy
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John Paul Jones Crypt
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