Frank Gilbert Hackforth-Jones

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Commander (retired) Frank Gilbert Hackforth-Jones, (14 May, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of F. W. Hackforth-Jones, Esq., stockbroker.

Hackforth-Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1921.

Hackforth-Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1929.

Hackforth-Jones was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon his relief on 14 August, 1936. Denied a training opportunity, he was nonetheless earmarked for service in submarines in time of war or emergency. In 1939, he underwent a course in Naval Ordnance Inspection duties.

World War II

Hackforth-Jones served in shore appointments as an Assistant and eventually Chief Inspector of Naval Ordnance in London and Birminham.

Promoted to the rank of Commander on the Retired List 14 May, 1940, he reverted to the Retired List on 26 November, 1945.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Roderick L. M. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. R 4
18 Nov, 1926 – 3 Mar, 1927
Succeeded by
John H. Lewes
Preceded by
Gilbert P. Claridge
Captain of H.M.S. L 33
3 Mar, 1927[1] – Mar, 1929
Succeeded by
John Creswell
Preceded by
Roderick L. M. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. L 27
4 Jan, 1933[2] – 15 Apr, 1935
Succeeded by
George W. G. Simpson
Preceded by
David E. G. Wemyss
Captain of H.M.S. Oberon
16 Apr, 1935[3] – 9 Jan, 1936
Succeeded by
Gilbert P. Claridge
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Spearfish
14 Apr, 1936 – 13 Aug, 1936
Succeeded by
Reginald R. Helbert


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 251.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 257.