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From: Kinglyn <>
Subject: John Paul Jones
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 20:27:30 -0500

Carrickfergus Castle.

"In 1778 the American sailor Paul Jones in the Ranger appeared off the
port and prepared to attack the British ship Drake lying under the
castle. The Drake was somewhat undermanned and overmatched, only
counting 20 four-pounders to the Americans 18 six-pounders, not
including swivels. Nevertheless she put out to meet the enemy, but after
a severe engagement she was obliged to strike her flag."

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