Captain John Paul Jones: 1775-1783
America's greatest naval hero in the American Revolutionary War, commanding
PROVIDENCE, ALFRED, and RANGER (receiving the first salute by a foreign man-of-war to the American flag), raiding England and Scotland; aboard
BONHOMME RICHARD in battle with the British warship
SERAPIS, when asked to surrender, he said, "I have not yet begun to fight!" He later commanded
ARIEL and ALLIANCE.