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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, Lcdr Walton B. Hinds, in command
  • 26 July 1946: Decommissioned at Green Cove Springs, Fla. after 3.2 years of service
  • 02 January 1971: Struck from the NVR
  • 22 August 1973: Sold for scrapping
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    Jacob Jones 79k Artist's conception of USS Jacob Jones by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett, with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company, Navy Yard Associates, offers prints of most destroyers, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. ALL destroyer escorts are available in their WWII configuration. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. When you purchase artwork from them, please indicate that you heard about their work from Navsource. Navy Yard Associates
    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 3 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 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
    Jacob Jones 487k undated wartime images (These three photos courtesy of  Chris Wright) Ed Zajkowski
    Jacob Jones 334k
    Jacob Jones 283k
    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.
    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
    Jacob Jones 141k September 1943 Pieter Bakels
    Wehl, The Netherlands
    Jacob Jones 184k September 1943
    Jacob Jones 209k September 1943
    Jacob Jones 256k September 1943
    Jacob Jones 71k undated late-wartime image Arthur Filete

    View the USS Jacob Jones (DE 130) DANFS history entry
    located on the Naval History and Heritage Command website.
    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.)
    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 H. Dericks, USNR
    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.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    10th Reunion was held in Albany NY, September 2001

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

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