From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jacob Britt '29

Date of birth: May 1, 1905

Date of death: March 3, 1942

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:


Jacob was lost when USS Asheville (PG 21) was sunk by Japanese surface forces on March 3, 1942. He was the gunboat's commanding officer. There was only one known survivor of the ship's sinking.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


He was aboard USS Salinas (AO 19) from 1932-1934, and USS Warrington (DD 383) from 1935-1938.

From Find A Grave:

Jacob entered the U.S. Naval Academy on June 19, 1925. He was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade on June 6, 1932, Promoted to Lieutenant on June 30, 1937 and was Promoted to Lieutenant Commander on January 1, 1942.

Class of 1929

Jacob is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.