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John Paul Jones

Print of Captain John Paul Jones

Description:

John Paul Jones, the famous American naval captain of the American War of Independence. In 1778 and 1779, Jones commanded a squadron that raided Kirkcudbrightshire and threatened Leith. This raised urgent new concerns about national defence and led to calls for the people to be armed, particularly in coastal areas.

 

Jones showed that the Royal Navy could not guarantee the complete security of the Scottish coast and that, with the regular army committed overseas, Scotland was vulnerable to invasion.

Dimensions:
325 x 261 mm
Source:
National Museums Scotland
Accession number:
M.1931.2
Digital Number:
NMDO001n
Copyright:
Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland