George Clarence Jones

George Clarence Jones, naval officer (b at Halifax 24 Oct 1895; d at Ottawa 8 Feb 1946). Jones joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1911 and spent WWI at sea in British warships.

Jones, George Clarence

George Clarence Jones, naval officer (b at Halifax 24 Oct 1895; d at Ottawa 8 Feb 1946). Jones joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1911 and spent WWI at sea in British warships. From 1940 to 1942 he was commanding officer Atlantic coast, at that time the senior Canadian naval appointment on either coast. He became chief of the naval staff 15 January 1944, overseeing Canada's acquisition of major warships, including 2 cruisers and a light fleet aircraft carrier, and supervising the demobilization of the navy for peacetime. He died in office.