John Paul Jones

Factual error: It appeared that, during the engagement with the Serapis, every hit by either ship's guns resulted in an explosion and fire. Unfortunately, explosive shells wouldn't be used on shipboard (aside from bomb vessels) until the next century.


Captain Richard Pearson: Captain, are you surrendering? Do you ask for quarter?
John Paul Jones: No sir! I have no yet begun to fight.

Esek Hopkins: Whoever heard of sending Marines to fight on the land?

John Wilkes: You have many enemies, Captain.
John Paul Jones: Aye! The British are the best.


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