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USS Jacob Jones (DE 130)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign:
N - D - P - U
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - European-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal w/1 star - WWII Victory Medal

Class: Edsall
Type: FMR (geared diesel, Fairbanks-Morse reverse gear drive, 3" guns)
Displacement: 1200 tons (light), 1590 tons (full)
Length: 300' (wl), 306' (oa)
Beam: 36' 10" (extreme)
Draft: 20' 6" (draft limit)
Propulsion: 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines, 4 diesel-generators, 6000 shp, 2 screws
Speed: 21 kts
Range: 9,100 nm @ 12 knots
Armament: 3 x 3"/50 Mk22 (1x3), 1 twin 40mm Mk1 AA, 8 x 20mm Mk 4 AA, 3 x 21" Mk15 TT (3x1), 1 Hedgehog Projector Mk10 (144 rounds), 8 Mk6 depth charge projectors, 2 Mk9 depth charge tracks
Complement: 8 / 201
Jacob Jones (DE 130) Building and Operational Data:
  • 26 June 1942: Keel laid by the Consolidated Steel Corp., Ltd., Orange, Tex.
  • 01 November 1942: Launched and christened, sponsored by Mrs. L. W. Hesselman
  • 29 April 1943: Commissioned at the City Docks, Orange, Tex., Lcdr. Walton B. Hinds, USNR, in command
  • 26 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3 years and 3 months of service
  • 02 January 1971: Struck from the NVR
  • 22 August 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Jacob Jones
    164k Jacob Jones was born in Delaware in March of 1768. Initially educated in the field of medicine, he was employed as clerk of the Delaware Supreme Court before joining the Navy in 1799 as a Midshipman. During the Quasi-War with France, he served under Commodore John Barry in the frigate United States and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1801. Jones was an officer of the frigate Philadelphia when that ship was taken by the Tripolitans in 1803. Held captive for nearly two years, he again had seagoing service after his release and, with the rank of Master Commandant, took command of the sloop of war Wasp in 1810. In October 1812, during the early months of the War of 1812, Jones took Wasp on an Atlantic cruise. Despite storm damage to his ship, he attacked a British convoy on 18 October and, following an intense battle, captured the Royal Navy sloop of war Frolic. Both combatants were seriously damaged and soon fell victim to the powerful ship of the line Poictiers, but Jones' achievement was widely admired. Returning to the United States after an exchange of prisoners, he received a gold medal from the Congress, was promoted to the rank of Captain and given command of the frigate Macedonian. With his ship blockaded at New York, Captain Jones was sent to the Lake Ontario theatre, where he commanded the frigate Mohawk during the last year of the war. During the final Barbary War, in 1815, Jacob Jones again commanded Macedonian. Service as Captain of the frigate Guerriere followed in 1816-1818. He was Commodore of the United States' squadrons in the Mediterranean in 1821-1823 and in the Pacific in 1826-1829. Jones was a Navy Commissioner in Washington, D.C., between those tours at sea and held important commands ashore at Baltimore and New York during the 1830s and 1840s. He received final assignment, as commandant of the Naval Asylum at Philadelphia in 1847. Commodore Jacob Jones held that position at the time of his death on 03 August 1850.

    USS Jacob Jones (DE 130) (1943-1946) was the third ship named in his honor, she was preceded by Destroyer #61 (1916-1917) and DD 130 (1919-1942) both of which were
    sunk while at war.        (U.S. Navy photo #NH 48739, a portrait by Albert Rosenthal done in 1918, from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Bill Gonyo
    Downey, Cal.

    Assoc. Researcher
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    Undated Wartime Images

    (These three photos courtesy of  Chris Wright)

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    Ed Zajkowski
    Narvon, Pa.
    Jacob Jones
    205k undated: Unidentified crew members are shown relaxing in a berthing space aboard Jacob Jones.

    (Photo courtesy of  Chris Wright)
    Jacob Jones
    56k USS Brough (DE 148) and Jacob Jones involved in a breeching, or high line transfer. The sequence of photos show this transfer in progress. This photo is Jones coming along side Brough and firing the rigging lines over for transfer set up.

    (Photo from the Judson Goodrich Collection)
    John N. Adriani, Sr.
    Shelton, Conn.
    Jacob Jones
    52k Brough and Jacob Jones highline in progress with a person about halfway through the transfer to Brough.

    (Photo from the Judson Goodrich Collection)
    Jacob Jones
    61k Brough and Jacob Jones highline in progress. Brough is on the left, and the stern portion of Jones is visible on the right side of this photo. This is the Navy way of transferring personnel, movies and mail while at sea, and if the event is not conducted properly the person or materials being transferred could be subjected to a dunking.
    (Photo from the Judson Goodrich Collection)
    Jacob Jones
    101k 1943 David Buell
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    September 1943

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    Pieter Bakels
    Wehl, The Netherlands
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    All Photos From January 1944:
    1.) Signalmen of DE 130 operate her port searchlight in Casco Bay as part of refresher training after ten days of upkeep and repairs at New York Navy Yard.
    2.) Jacob Jones' aft gun crew drills while her smoke generators lay down a smoke screen during warm up after repair and overhaul.
    3.) A sailor wearing asbestos gloves catches a shell casing moments after her forward 3"/50 cal gun fires during drill.
    4.) Jacob Jones receives mail from DE-238 Stewart in the Chesapeake bay area during retraining after repair & overhaul in the New York Navy Yard.

    (U.S. Navy Photos: 1.) #80-G-44431, 2.) #80-G-44443, 3.) #80-G-44445, 4.) #80-G-44444 from the United States National Archives)

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    Tracy White
    Seattle, Wash.
    Jacob Jones
    243k 21 March 1944: Lower New York Harbor - USS Jacob Jones (DE 130) underway. She had just left the Navy Yard at 0800, after a nine day yard availability period. Shortly after this photo was taken she had to return to the yard for emergency repairs on her sonar. She departed again on the 22nd bound for Casco Bay, Maine.

    (U.S. Navy photo #L45-142.04.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
    Mike Smolinski
    Clifton, N.J.

    Navsource DE/FF/LCS
    Archive Manager
    Jacob Jones
    411k 30 June 1944: the Atlantic Ocean - USS Jacob Jones (DE 130) underway. Jones had departed New York City on 24 June 1944 along with Escort Division Three to accompany Convoy UC29 to Mersey, England. The convoy separated on 04 July, and Jones arrived in Lisahally, Northern Ireland to provision and refuel for her return trip.

    (U.S. Navy photo Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    Darryl Baker
    PNCM, USNR (ret.)

    Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
    Jacob Jones
    71k undated late-wartime image Arthur Filete
    Massapequa, N.Y.
    Jacob Jones
    622k undated: Orange, Tex. - Jacob Jones awaiting disposal at Orange. Originally stored as one of the 600 ships mothballed at Green Cove Springs, Fla., she was moved to Orange, Tex. in 1960 upon the closing of NAAS Green Cove Springs.

    (Photo from the collection of the late Ted Stone)
    Tim Rizzuto
    Ship's Superintendent
    DE Historical Museum
    USS Slater at Albany, N.Y.

    Jacob Jones History
    View the USS Jacob Jones (DE 130) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.

    Jacob Jones' Commanding Officers
    Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
    Dates of Command Commanding Officers
    1.) 29 Apr. 1943 - 30 Jun. 1943Lcdr. Walton Beardsley Hinds, USNR (Comm. CO) (USNA '27) (Navy junior / New York City, N.Y.)
    2.) 01 Oct. 1943 - 12 Dec. 1944Lcdr. Stanley H. Johnson, USNR
    3.) 12 Dec. 1944 - 15 Mar. 1945Lt. Frank L. Sullivan, USNR
    4.) 15 Mar. 1945 - 31 Oct. 1945Lt. Gerard Henry Dericks, USNR (Elmira, N.Y.)
    Diary / Muster Gap
    5.) 21 Mar. 1946 - 01 Apr. 1946Lt.(jg) William L. Tobin, USNR
    6.) 02 Jul. 1946 - 26 Jul. 1946Lt.(jg) Earl R. Michalka, USNR (Decomm. CO)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    10th Reunion was held in Albany NY, September 2001

    Contact Name: Arthur A. Filete
    Address: 94 Boston Avenue
    City/State: Massapequa NY 11758-4102
    Phone: (516) 541-1846
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