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Ship Name and Designation History

This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.

    Wickes Class Destroyer
    Keel Laid 21 February 1918 - Launched 20 November 1918

  1. USS JACOB JONES Destroyer No. 130
    Commissioned 20 October 1919

    Designated (DD) 17 July 1920 - Decommissioned 24 June 1922
    Recommissioned on 1 May 1930
    SUNK by torpedoes 28 February 1942 by German U-578 off Cape May N.J.
    90 of her crew were lost and remain on duty


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Jacob Jones DD-130 Covers Page 1    (1931-1941)



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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
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Postmark Type
Killer Bar Text

Thumbnail Link
Postmark Image
Thumbnail Link
Cover Image

2nd Commissioning 1 May 1930 to 28 February 1942


Locy Type
3 (BC-TBT)



Note: City name is misspelled in killer. City is correctly spelled Rapallo, Italy


Locy Type
3 (AC-TTT)





Locy Type
3 (A-TBT)





Locy Type 3s

(no year)




Locy Type
9 (C)




Locy Type 9v




Locy Type 9x




Locy Type F

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. J-3


Labor Day, Cachet by Henrik Wilson - Joseph F. Koehl and sponsored by Tazewell G. Nicholson.


Locy Type Fz

USCS Postmark
Catalog Illus. CD-Z3


Cachet by M. Fay Muridge


Other Information

NAMESAKE - Commodore Jacob Jones, USN (March 1768 - 3 August 1850)
        Jones joined 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 USS Wasp in 1810. In October 1812, during the early months of the War of 1812, Jones took USS 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 HMS 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 USS Macedonian. With his ship blockaded at New York, Captain Jones was sent to the Lake Ontario theatre, where he commanded the frigate USS Mohawk during the last year of the war. During the final Barbary War, in 1815, Jacob Jones again commanded USS Macedonian. Service as Captain of the frigate USS 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.

The US Navy has named three ships in his honor - USS Jacob Jones Destroyer No. 61, USS Jacob Jones DD-130 and USS Jacob Jones DE-130.

The ship's sponsor was Mrs. Florence C. Doughton



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