USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) sinking, 6 December 1917
This picture shows the Tucker class destroyer USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) sinking after she was torpedoed by U-53 close to the islands of Scilly on 6 December 1917. The picture was taken by Seaman William G. Ellis, one of her crew.
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History, Norman Friedmann
The standard history of the development of American destroyers, from the earliest torpedo boat destroyers to the post-war fleet, and covering the massive classes of destroyers built for both World Wars. Gives the reader a good understanding of the debates that surrounded each class of destroyer and led to their individual features.
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Rickard, J (9 April 2017), USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) sinking, 6 December 1917 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Jacob_Jones_DD61_sinking.html