John Paul Jones (6 July 1747 – 18 July 1792) was a Scottish-born naval officer who was America's first well-known naval hero during its Revolutionary War, and later served in the Imperial Russian Navy.
John Paul Jones His famous response, in the early phase of the Battle of Flamborough Head, (23 September 1779) to an inquiry by his opponent (Captain Richard Pearson of the Royal Navy ship HMS Serapis) as to whether he was surrendering his ship, the USS Bonhomme Richard, as recounted in the reminiscences of Jones's First Lieutenant, Richard Dale, as published in The Life and Character of John Paul Jones, a Captain in the United States Navy (1825) by John Henry Sherburne:
John Paul Jones His much less famous response, in the late phase of the Battle of Flamborough Head, 23 September 1779, to an inquiry by his opponent (Captain Richard Pearson of the Royal Navy ship HMS Serapis) as to whether he was surrendering his ship, the USS Bonhomme Richard, which was by this time very seriously damaged.
John Paul Jones 1779 His reply to a request for surrender when his ship
was sinking, 23 Sep.
Helashedhis ship to his enemy's andboardedit, accepting the enemy
captain's surrender. Quoted in Anna de Koven Life and
Letters of John Paul Jones (1913). US jazz trumpeter, songwriter and record
producer. His many albums include Body Heat (1974) and The
Dude (1981). As Vice- President of Mercury Records he
promoted Frank Sinatra and MichaelJackson among others.