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Feb 28, 1942

USS Jacob Jones (DE 130) was sunk by German submarine U 578 off the Delaware capes. In Aug 1942, U 578 went missing in the Bay of Biscay. Of note, on 6 Dec 1917, during WWI, the previous USS Jacob Jones (Destroyer # 61) was sunk by German submarine, U 53, while the destroyer was en route from Brest, France to Queenstown.

Theater:  Atlantic Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

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Source:  Naval History & Heritage Command

Date Added: 2011-02-28

Tags: Destroyer Escort, U-Boat, Submarines, U-578

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