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In 1930–31 Jones served six months afloat within the plane provider HMS Glorious and 4 months within the destroyer HMS Viscount on the Mediterranean station.[d]

In August 1929 he joined the White Star Line on his first liner, SS Euripides, taking emigrants out to Australia after which on SS Delphic. The Great Depression set in and transport fell on dangerous days. In November 1930 the corporate despatched him to do twelve months reserve coaching within the Royal Navy, after which he was laid off.

In August 1929, at 24, he was promoted to lieutenant RNR.

Jones then joined Hall Bros of Newcastle in 1926, serving at first, as third mate, on the tramp ship SS Ambassador after which, as second mate, on SS Caduceus.[3]

Having accomplished his apprenticeship as a bosun, he repeatedly attended nautical college in Cardiff with a purpose to progress by the grades of his nautical {qualifications}. Jones joined the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) as a probationary midshipman in 1923. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1925, aged 20, he accomplished six months coaching as a midshipman in HMS Hood, adopted by HMS Velox and HMS Ajax.

In 1921, not but 16, Jones signed on for a four-year apprenticeship with J. C. Gould Steamship Co. Ltd. of Cardiff.[c] He first joined SS Grelgrant, a 4,785-ton tramp ship, and later transferred to SS Grelhead. Outward-bound they delivered coal from the South Wales coalfields to bunkering stations world wide and returned with cargoes of grain.

In 1917 he gained a scholarship to Haverfordwest Grammar School, however didn’t full his formal training as the potential of employment on a ship got here alongside, only a week earlier than taking his last examinations.

John Treasure Jones was born on 18 August 1905, at Cuckoo Mill Farm at Pelcomb Cross, exterior Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. His father, Shrewsbury Treasure Jones, was a hay & corn service provider and ran the small 45 acre farm as a aspect line.[b]

Captain John Treasure Jones RD, (15 August 1905 – 12 May 1993) was a British sea officer who turned a widely known media determine within the mid-Sixties following his appointment because the final grasp of the Cunard liner, RMS Queen Mary.[1] He has been described as one of many twentieth century’s most distinguished mariners, in warfare and in peacetime.[2] His forebears had been males of the ocean, who had captained crusing ships, and he elected to comply with of their custom.[a]

12 May 1993(1993-05-12) (aged 87)
Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

12 May 1993(1993-05-12) (aged 87)
Chandlers Ford, Hampshire

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