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
Source: Naval History & Heritage Command