Eric Lister Jones DSC, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 1 Jun 1950
Warship Commands listed for Eric Lister Jones, RN
|HMS La Flore||Lt.||Torpedo boat||6 Jul 1940||1 Oct 1940|
|HMS Wrestler (D 35)||Lt.||Destroyer||Oct 1940||7 Dec 1941|
|HMS Boreas (H 77)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||8 Dec 1941||late 1943|
|HMS Serapis (G 94)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||11 Oct 1943||5 Feb 1944|
|HMS Serapis (G 94)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||19 Mar 1944||1 Oct 1945|
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Destroyer HMS Wrestler (D 35)
15 Nov 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Vidette (Lt. E.N. Walmsley, RN) and HMS Wrestler (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, RN) departed Gibraltar to make rendez-vous with the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. H.B. Jacomb, RN) which was coming north from Freetown and which they were to escort to Gibraltar. (1)
8 Dec 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
At 1825 hours, HMS Wrestler (Lt. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN), parted company with the troopship Franconia (British, 20175 GRT, built 1923), battleship HMS Ramillies (Capt. A.D. Read, RN), aircraft carrier HMS Argus (Capt. E.G.N. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN) and the destroyers HMS Kelvin (Cdr. J.H. Allison, DSO, RN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Clark, RN) and HMS Velox (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Roper, DSC, RN).
HMS Wrestler was to proceed to the U.K. independently. (2)
Destroyer HMS Boreas (H 77)
18 Aug 1942
HMS Boreas (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN) picks up 18 survivors from the Norwegian tanker Mirlo that was torpedoed and sunk on 11 August 1942 about 870 nautical miles west-southwest of Freetown in position 06°04'N, 26°50'W by German U-boat U-130.
1 Jan 1943
HMS Boreas (Lt.Cdr. E.L. Jones, DSC, RN) picks up 3 survivors from the American merchant Arthur Middleton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-73 off Oran, Algeria in position 35°45'N, 00°45'W.
29 Jul 1943
Reported to have steamed over 250,000 miles since the war began. In 439 days, she travelled 183,244 miles.
- ADM 199/654
- ADM 53/113049
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