Basil Jones DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||5 Aug 1901|
Retired: 7 Jan 1954
Warship Commands listed for Basil Jones, RN
|HMS Ivanhoe (D 16)||Cdr.||Destroyer||23 Nov 1938||30 Jan 1940|
|HMS Isis (D 87)||Cdr.||Destroyer||6 Jul 1942||16 Feb 1943|
|HMS Pakenham (G 06)||Cdr.||Destroyer||16 Feb 1943||16 Apr 1943|
|HMS Isis (D 87)||Cdr.||Destroyer||17 Apr 1943||13 Dec 1943|
|HMS Tartar (F 43)||Cdr.||Destroyer||15 Mar 1944||late 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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