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USS Jacob Jones was an Edsall-class destroyer escort laid down on June 26, 1942 and launched on November 29, the same year. It was commissioned on April 29, 1943 under Lt. Comdr. Walton B. Hinds’ command with the hull number DE-130 and served in the US Navy for 3 years until it was decommissioned on July 26, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 209 people on board and had the main missions in Bermuda, South Carolina, Newport, North Africa, French Morocco, Maine, Norfolk, Gibraltar, Maine, Boston, Plymouth, Cherbourg or Liverpool. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on January 2, 1971 and sold for scrapping two years later.