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John Paul Jones was a captain in the Continental navy during the American Revolution. squadron (SKWAHD-ruhn) A squadron is a group of ships that sail together. The squadron Jones commanded in 1779 had seven ships. West Indies (WEST IN-deez) The West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. Jones worked on a ship that carried African slaves to British ports in the West Indies. html Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they’re safe, active sites—so encourage your readers to check them out!

Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000. Simmons, Clara Ann. John Paul Jones: America’s Sailor. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996. S. Navy 805 Kidder Breese SE Washington Navy Yard Washington, DC 20374-5060 202/433-4882 The United States Naval Academy To visit the crypt of John Paul Jones 121 Blake Road Annapolis, MD 21402-5000 410/263-6933 31 Index Alfred (ship), 13 Alliance (frigate), 18, 23, 24 America (warship), 15, 25 American Revolution, 6, 12–13, 12, 14–15, 16, 17–24, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 Annapolis, Maryland, 28 Ariel (ship), 24–25 Betsy (merchant ship), 11 Bonhomme Richard (ship), 18, 19–21, 20, 23 cat o’ nine tails, 10, 11 Concord, Massachusetts, 12 Continental Congress, 12, 13 Continental navy, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 Countess of Scarborough (ship), 18–21 Drake (warship), 16 Le Duc de Duras (ship), 18 France, 16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27 Franklin, Benjamin, 12, 18, 18 Friendship (ship), 7 as captain, 7, 10–11, 13, 13, 17–24 childhood, 7 as consul, 28 death, 26–28, 27, 28 education, 7 as fugitive, 11 military career, 6 name, 7, 11–12 as rear admiral, 26 Kirkcudbright, Scotland, 7 Great Britain, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 25, 26 Landais, Pierre, 23 Lexington, Massachusetts, 12 Hancock, John, 13 Hewes, Joseph, 12 militia, 12, 12 Jefferson, Thomas, 12 John (merchant ship), 7, 10 Jones, John Paul, 6, 19, 21, 22, 24 apprenticeship, 7 birth, 7 Paul, William (brother), 7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 12 Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 15, 15 privateers, 15, 18, 24 Providence (ship), 13 Raleigh (warship), 15 Ranger (frigate), 15, 16, 16, 17–18 Read, John, 12 Revolutionary War.

29 Glossary TERMS almanac (AWL-muh-nak) An almanac is a yearly booklet with weather, astronomy, and other information. Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac was the best-known almanac in the American colonies. militia (muh-LISH-uh) A militia is a group of citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency. The United States used both the Continental army and state militias during the American Revolution. court martial (KORT MAR-shuhl) A court martial is a military trial to decide if a soldier or sailor disobeyed orders.

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