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Wreckage of USS Jacob Jones found; first US destroyer sunk by enemy fire in WWI

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steve58:
https://metro.co.uk/2022/08/14/divers-find-wwi-shipwreck-off-cornwall-coast-after-it-sank-105-years-ago-17180080/

 
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/underwater-archaeology/sites-and-projects/ship-wrecksites/uss-jacob-jones-dd-61.html

Staggerwing:
Very interesting story.

That Metro article is in serious need of a new editor/fact checker though (or less autocorrect):


--- Quote ---The shattered vessel has been lying marooned in the depths since it was struck in 1917 by a German submarine missile killing 66 of its 110-strong crew.

...

The 44 sailors who survived used onboard emergency rafts with the strike so horrific the German U-boat commander who hit them took two maimed British sailboards onto his submarine and radioed the allies coordinates so the rest could be rescued.
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