Basil Jones DSO, DSC, RN

Born  5 Aug 1901


15 Jan 1921 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1921 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.
15 Apr 1931 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1937 Cdr.
31 Dec 1944 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1954


23 Dec 1939 DSC
27 Jul 1943 DSO
29 Aug 1944 Bar to DSO

Warship Commands listed for Basil Jones, RN

HMS Ivanhoe (D 16)Cdr.Destroyer23 Nov 193830 Jan 1940
HMS Isis (D 87)Cdr.Destroyer6 Jul 194216 Feb 1943
HMS Pakenham (G 06)Cdr.Destroyer16 Feb 194316 Apr 1943
HMS Isis (D 87)Cdr.Destroyer17 Apr 194313 Dec 1943
HMS Tartar (F 43)Cdr.Destroyer15 Mar 1944late 1945

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Destroyer HMS Pakenham (G 06)

16 Apr 1943
While intercepting an Italian convoy south-west of Marsala the British destroyers HMS Pakenham (Cdr. Basil Jones, DSC, RN) and HMS Paladin (Lt.Cdr. L.St.G. Rich, RN) were engaged in a battle with the Italian torpedo boats Cigno and Cassiopea. In the resulting battle the Cigno was sunk and the Cassiopea was damaged but not before Pakenham was badly damaged herself. Paladin took Pakenham in tow but as Pakenham was beyond salvage she was eventually scuttled by Paladin north of Pantelleria.

Destroyer HMS Tartar (F 43)

12 Jun 1945 (position 6.20, 94.45)
HMS Tartar (Capt. B. Jones, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Eskimo (Lt. Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, DSC, RN) and HMS Nubian (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) intercept a Japanese convoy some 20 miles north of Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies and sink the Japanese submarine chaser Ch 57 (420 tons) and the Japanese landing ship Kuroshio Maru No.2 (950 tons, former T 149) with gunfire in position 06°20'N, 94°45'E.

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