John Paul Jones
(1747—1792) naval officer in the American and Russian services
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1 a converted 900-ton East Indiaman that sank the more heavily armed frigate HMS Serapis off the English coast on September 23, 1779. Although the damaged American vessel floated only ...
Bonhomme Richard, USS
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