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13th March 2006, 10:19
I wonder if anyone could help me trace any info of the SS.Geo.H Jones my father was Ch/Cook on her when she sailed from Swansea on the 19/3/42 and was sunk at sea on the11?6/42, he was a surviver perhaps there could be someone who can shed some light on her,thanks Chris Rogers (Thumb)
13th March 2006, 11:43
Three websites mentioned on the MN web site re; your same question to them.(MN site)Torpedoed 11/06/1942 by U455 @45.20n 22.40w.
13th March 2006, 11:50
Here a link:
13th March 2006, 13:35
The following website has alot on her including photograph/map/description etc
13th March 2006, 15:14
Tanker Geo H. Jones, 6,914grt, (Panama Transport Co.,Anglo-American Oil) had loaded a cargo of fuel oil in Aruba for Ardrossan via Freetown & Lamlash, Isle of Arran. The ship joined up with the Liverpool bound 38 ship Convoy SL-111 which left Freetown on the 24th May 1942. Sometime during the crossing the ship developed engine trouble and was forced to drop out of the Convoy and was ordered to make for Ponta Delaga in the Azores. On the 11th June at 05.26 hours the ship was intercepted by U-455 North, North-East of the Azores and torpedoed sinking in position 45' 40N 22' 40W. The Captain and 19 crew were picked up by the naval sloop HMS Lulworth and landed back in Freetown. A further 20 survivors were picked up by the minesweeper HMS Orrisa and landed at Londonderry. 1 crewmember and 1 DEMS gunner were lost.
Tower Hill Memorial Panel 52 (DEMS gunner unknown)
LEWIS, Sailor, GEORGE DANIEL, S.S. Geo. H. Jones (London). Merchant Navy. 11th June 1942. Age 24. Son of William and Margaret Lewis, of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.[SIZE=7]
8th December 2007, 20:47
How very interesting, my father Henry Hicks was Chief Steward on the Geo H Jones when it was torpedoed and was in a life raft for I believe 8 days. He never talked about this but was awarded an BEM for what he did in that life raft. I remember a brief account of the episode on the radio and also have pleasant memories of attending the investiture by George VI at the palace. I was 12 at the time and still have the medal and letters from the palace. Regards Stu Hicks
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