Famed naval officer John Paul Jones was born in Scotland in 1742. His career at sea began at age 13, and by 21 he was the captain of a ship sailing between the West Indies and British ports. Jones joined the Continental navy during the American Revolution, enjoying his greatest successes in international waters. As commander of the heavily armed vessel Bonhomme Richard, Jones famously announced that he had “not yet begun to fight” during a clash with the British warship Serapis. He later served in the Russian navy, and died in Paris in 1792.