Eric Lister Jones DSC, RN

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28 Sep 1933 Lt.
28 Sep 1941 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 1 Jun 1950


25 Oct 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Eric Lister Jones, RN

HMS La FloreLt.Torpedo boat6 Jul 19401 Oct 1940
HMS Wrestler (D 35)Lt.DestroyerOct 19407 Dec 1941
HMS Boreas (H 77)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer8 Dec 1941late 1943
HMS Serapis (G 94)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer11 Oct 19435 Feb 1944
HMS Serapis (G 94)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer19 Mar 19441 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.


  1. ADM 199/654
  2. ADM 53/113049

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