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Not John Paul Jones

Posted by Warthog on November 16, 2004

In Reply to: Father Of the American Navy posted by SR on November 16, 2004

: During an American Revolutionary War discussion here, the phrase 'father of the American navy' was used, and my wee Scottish lass and I have had a running disagreement over who deserves this titled reference. Is it Captain John Paul Jones or his former commander Captain John Barry? I have Googled but have not found any agreement.

Difficult one this but easier to solve than it appears :

The John Barry Seven preceded Led Zeppelin, so I guess he wins.