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  • The British sloop-of-war was accompanied by “a number of small yachts that had gentlemen and ladies on board as if for a pleasure outing,” Jones recorded.

    John Paul Jones

  • Jones could see, through the light haze, two warships, one large—a heavy frigate, perhaps—and one small, probably a sloop-of-war.

    John Paul Jones

  • Jones could see, through the light haze, two warships, one large—a heavy frigate, perhaps—and one small, probably a sloop-of-war.

    John Paul Jones

  • About 110 feet long, she was a three-masted sloop-of-war or corvette, meaning that her guns were all on one deck, covered with the quarterdeck toward the stern, the gangway at the waist, and the forecastle toward the bow.

    John Paul Jones

  • Then a chance for glory opened up: from a captured fishing boat, Jones learned that a British sloop-of-war, the Drake, twenty guns, lay unsuspecting at anchor a few leagues away at Carrickfergus harbor, outside Belfast in northern Ireland.

    John Paul Jones

  • The British sloop-of-war was accompanied by “a number of small yachts that had gentlemen and ladies on board as if for a pleasure outing,” Jones recorded.

    John Paul Jones

  • In addition to the two men-of-war dispatched to find Ranger after the Whitehaven raid, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Thetis, sailed forth from Glasgow and a sloop-of-war out of Liverpool ventured into the Irish Sea.

    John Paul Jones

  • Then a chance for glory opened up: from a captured fishing boat, Jones learned that a British sloop-of-war, the Drake, twenty guns, lay unsuspecting at anchor a few leagues away at Carrickfergus harbor, outside Belfast in northern Ireland.

    John Paul Jones

  • About 110 feet long, she was a three-masted sloop-of-war or corvette, meaning that her guns were all on one deck, covered with the quarterdeck toward the stern, the gangway at the waist, and the forecastle toward the bow.

    John Paul Jones

  • In addition to the two men-of-war dispatched to find Ranger after the Whitehaven raid, a thirty-six-gun frigate, Thetis, sailed forth from Glasgow and a sloop-of-war out of Liverpool ventured into the Irish Sea.

    John Paul Jones

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