Divers find wreckage of first U.S. destroyer sunk by enemy fire

Divers off the southwest coast of England have discovered a World War I-era US Navy ship 

that was sunk by a German submarine more than a century ago. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, 

the aircraft carrier USS Jacob Jones, which was destroyed by a torpedo on December 6, 1917 in 

the English Channel, was the first known US Navy warship to be lost in enemy action (NHHC).

When the destroyer sank, 64 of its 110 officers and crew were killed.

The debris was located 400 feet underwater and 60 miles south of Newlin, Cornwall, by the 

Darkstar crew, according to diving team member Steve Mortimer in a Facebook post.

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