Charles Harold Jones

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Captain (retired) Charles Harold Jones, D.S.O., R.N. (24 January, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Capetown, South Africa, Jones entered the navy with the Archbishop of Capetown listed as his "nearest relative". With the power of the clergy in place, Jones gained four months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1905.

Jones was appointed in command of the destroyer Havock on 8 August, 1910.[1]

Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1913.

On 14 January, 1914, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Cherwell.[2]

On 28 August, 1916, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Parthian.[3]

Jones was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.

Post-War

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 August, 1922.

Jones was promoted to the rank of Captain on 24 January, 1929.

In 1931, the Penarth Yacht Club reported a loss of funds while Jones was secretary of the club. Jones was instructed to inform the Admiralty when he had repaid these funds. He was also cautioned about proceeding abroad without Admiralty permission.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert F. Littledale
Captain of H.M. T.B. 052
22 Jul, 1909 – Dec, 1909
Succeeded by
Francis H. W. Goolden
Preceded by
Francis H. W. Goolden
Captain of H.M. T.B. 98
Dec, 1909[4] – 16 Jul, 1910
Succeeded by
Alexander G. Fleming
Preceded by
De Courcy W. P. Ireland
Captain of H.M.S. Havock
8 Aug, 1910[5] – 15 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Percy G. Brown
Preceded by
Norman A. K. Money
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
15 Aug, 1910 – Sep, 1910
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Preceded by
Gervase W. H. Heaton
Captain of H.M.S. Zebra
Sep, 1910[6] – Oct, 1911
Succeeded by
Claude L. Bate
Preceded by
Charles A. Poignand
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
14 Jan, 1914[7] – 2 Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Roberts
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Maenad
15 Oct, 1915 – Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
John P. Champion
Preceded by
John P. Champion
Captain of H.M.S. Larne
Oct, 1915 – 3 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
Charles G. Naylor
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Nereide
3 Jan, 1916 – 31 Jul, 1916
Succeeded by
William D. Irvin
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Parthian
28 Aug, 1916[8] – 30 Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
Ronald C. Mayne
Preceded by
Cosmo B. Hastings
Captain of H.M.S. Clio
13 Sep, 1919 – 19 Apr, 1920
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Roy Bacchus
Captain of H.M.S. Sceptre
4 Nov, 1921 – 10 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 3 August, 1910. Issue 39341, col C, p. 7.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 291.
  3. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 401.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 3 August, 1910. Issue 39341, col C, p. 7.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 398.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392s.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.