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Historic Bell Recovered from USS Jacob Jones, First U.S. Destroyer Torpedoed in World War One

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Historic Bell Recovered from USS Jacob Jones, First U.S. Destroyer Torpedoed in World War One - Photo Salmo

A poignant piece of history has been salvaged from the depths of the English Channel as a British government diving unit retrieved the 80-pound brass bell from the wreckage of the USS Jacob Jones, the first U.S. Navy destroyer sunk by enemy fire during World War One.

The USS Jacob Jones met its tragic fate when it was torpedoed off the coast of Britain by a German submarine, marking a significant moment in naval history. The British government's diving unit successfully recovered the bell from the wreck site, where the warship now rests as a solemn reminder. . .

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