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|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|
|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)
|487k||undated wartime images (These three photos courtesy of Chris Wright)||Ed Zajkowski|
|205k||undated: Unidentified crew members are shown relaxing in a berthing space aboard Jacob Jones. (Photo courtesy of Chris Wright)|
|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.|
|52k||Brough and Jacob Jones highline in progress with a person about halfway through the transfer to Brough. (Photo from the Judson Goodrich Collection)|
|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)|
|141k||September 1943||Pieter Bakels
Wehl, The Netherlands
|71k||undated late-wartime image||Arthur Filete|
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