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John Paul Jones Crypt, aerial tour of Annapolis
Aerial Tour of Annapolis, MD: the crypt of Admiral John Paul Jones!

This is a magnificent site from the ground or the air. Easy overflight from KANP on takeoff to the east. Enjoy superb vistas over the capitol city of Annapolis!

The Crypt really stands out - cannot miss it from the air. It is between the massive USN Academy Field and the USN Academy campus.

Yes, this is in the SFRA but once airborne and on freq, they leave you along VFR - just stay clear of BWI Class B, which is very easy to do for the most basic pilot.

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight

Background:


John Paul Jones (born John Paul; July 6, 1747 – July 18, 1792) was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. He made many friends and enemies—who accused him of piracy—among America's political elites, and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation which persists to this day. As such, he is sometimes referred to as the "Father of the American Navy" (an epithet that he shares with John Barry and John Adams). He later served in the Imperial Russian Navy, subsequently obtaining the rank of rear admiral.

In 1905, Jones's remains were identified by U.S. Ambassador to France Gen. Horace Porter, who had searched for six years to track down the body using faulty copies of Jones's burial record. Thanks to the kind donation of a French admirer, Pierrot Francois Simmoneau, who had donated over 460 francs, Jones's body was preserved in alcohol and interred in a lead coffin "in the event that should the United States decide to claim his remains, they might more easily be identified." Porter knew what to look for in his search. With the aid of an old map of Paris, Porter's team, which included anthropologist Louis Capitan, identified the site of the former St. Louis Cemetery for Alien Protestants. Sounding probes were used to search for lead coffins and five coffins were ultimately exhumed. The third, unearthed on April 7, 1905, was later identified by a meticulous post-mortem examination by Doctors Capitan and Georges Papillault as being that of Jones. The autopsy confirmed the original listing of cause of death. The face was later compared to a bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon.

Jones's body was ceremonially removed from interment in a Parisian charnel house and brought to the United States aboard the USS Brooklyn (CA-3), escorted by three other cruisers.

On approaching the American coastline, seven U.S. Navy battleships joined the procession escorting Jones's body back to America. On April 24, 1906, Jones's coffin was installed in Bancroft Hall at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, following a ceremony in Dahlgren Hall, presided over by President Theodore Roosevelt who gave a lengthy tributary speech.

On January 26, 1913, the Captain's remains were finally re-interred in a magnificent bronze and marble sarcophagus at the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis.
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (405 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Friday, May 19, 2017
Recommended Airport
Name ANP-LEE
Distance Transportation Available, distance unknown
Open to the Public? Yes
Longest Runway 12/30 - 2500 x 48 feet, Asphalt, in Unknown condition
Control Tower No
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     View    3MD4   FAIRVIEW    3.9 nm at 302 degrees   (Private)
     View    W00   FREEWAY    9.5 nm at 270 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD22   DEALE    9.6 nm at 179 degrees   (Private)
     View    3W3   KENTMORR AIRPARK    9.9 nm at 99 degrees   (Public)
     View    7MD8   KENT FORT MANOR    11.0 nm at 118 degrees   (Private)
     View    MD43   MOUNTAIN ROAD    11.1 nm at 18 degrees   (Private)
     View    W29   BAY BRIDGE    11.3 nm at 80 degrees   (Public)
     View    FME   TIPTON    12.3 nm at 314 degrees   (Public)
     View    W18   SUBURBAN    14.5 nm at 304 degrees   (Public)
     View    BWI   BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON INTL THURGOOD MARSHAL    14.7 nm at 342 degrees   (Public)
     View    ADW   ANDREWS AFB    16.0 nm at 240 degrees   (Military)
     View    MD64   STEWART    16.3 nm at 122 degrees   (Private)
     View    CGS   COLLEGE PARK    16.7 nm at 278 degrees   (Public)
     View    7MD9   TILGHMAN WHIPP    17.1 nm at 136 degrees   (Private)
     View    W48   ESSEX SKYPARK    20.2 nm at 18 degrees   (Public)
     View    W32   WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD    20.6 nm at 236 degrees   (Public)
     View    VKX   POTOMAC AIRFIELD    21.5 nm at 237 degrees   (Public)
     View    DCA   RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL    22.6 nm at 256 degrees   (Public)
     View    MTN   MARTIN STATE    24.1 nm at 17 degrees   (Public)
     View    MD21   ASHLAND LANDING FARM    24.4 nm at 64 degrees   (Private)
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     View    MD24   HAYSFIELD    25.0 nm at 315 degrees   (Private)
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     View    Edgewater Seafood House of Annapolis      0.0 nm at NaN degrees
     View    Ledo's Pizza of Annapolis, Maryland      0.0 nm at NaN degrees
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     View    Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, MD      9.6 nm at 72 degrees
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     View    Kentmorr Restaurant & Crabhouse      9.9 nm at 99 degrees
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     View    Land at the Oldest Active Airport in the World - KCGS!      16.7 nm at 278 degrees
     View    Maryland TERPS Football Stadium from the Air!      16.7 nm at 278 degrees
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     View    National's Pro Baseball Game      16.7 nm at 278 degrees
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     View    Battle of Gettysburg "First Shot" Marker      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Battle of Gettysburg Re-enactment      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Blue & Gray Grill, Gettysburg      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
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     View    Ernie's Texas Lunch (+ Breakfast) of Gettysburg, PA      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Gen Robert E. Lee HQ on the Battlefield      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
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     View    Land of Little Horses      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
     View    Luke's American Grille of Gettysburg, PA      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
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     View    Quality Inn at General Lee's Headquarters      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
     View    The Lincoln Diner - open 24/7!      63.1 nm at 329 degrees
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