World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC: Jakie to Davy

An hour and a half before sunrise Seaman Richard Dors looked at a thermometer scale in the forward engine room and read off the temperature of the choppy Atlantic outside. It was 38°. Before the first crack of day Seaman Dors was in that cold water and glad to be still alive.

Destroyers are built to hand out punishment, not to take it. If a lurking submarine gets in the first punch, they have not much chance, especially old four-pipers like the Jacob Jones. The "Jakie," as her crew called her, was off...

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