Christopher Theodore Jellicoe DSO, DSC, RN

Born  20 Jun 1903

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15 Sep 1923 A/S.Lt.
30 May 1924 S.Lt.
30 May 1926 Lt.
30 May 1934 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Cdr.
31 Dec 1943 Capt.
8 Jul 1953 Rear-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 8 Jul 1953


23 Dec 1939 DSC
8 Sep 1942 DSO
7 Mar 1944 Bar to DSC
9 Jun 1955 CB

Warship Commands listed for Christopher Theodore Jellicoe, RN

HMS Winchelsea (D 46)Cdr.Destroyer6 Jul 193920 Dec 1939
HMS Southwold (L 10)Cdr.Escort destroyer4 Sep 194124 Mar 1942
HMS Jackal (F 22)Cdr.Destroyerearly 194212 May 1942
HMS Colombo (D 89)Capt.Light cruiser1 Mar 194416 Dec 1944

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Destroyer HMS Jackal (F 22)

30 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN) went to sea at 1355 hours and returned to Alexandria around 1930 hours. Presumably she went out for post-repair trials. (1)

1 May 1942
HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN) and HMS Janus (Cdr. J.A.W. Tothill, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria at 0730 hours. Presumably for exercises. They returned to Alexandria between 1700 and 1715 hours. (2)

3 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria at 1320/3. Presumably for trials and / or exercises. She returned to Alexandria at 1800/4. (2)

8 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The AA-cruiser HMS Coventry (Capt. R.J.R. Dendy, RN) and the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.T. Jellicoe, DSC, RN), HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, DSO, RN) and HMS Lively (Lt.Cdr. W.F.E. Hussey, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria for exercises at 0800 hours.

HMS Coventry and HMS Kipling returned at 1435 hours, HMS Jackal at 1530 hours and HMS Lively at1545 hours. (2)


  1. ADM 53/116781
  2. ADM 53/116782

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