Loftus Francis Jones

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Admiral Loftus Francis Jones, Royal Navy (19 July, 1836 – 22 June, 1912) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Jones entered the Navy in 1849.

Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1857 and served in Termagant and Marlborough, and then in the Imperieuse and Chesapeake as flag lieutenant to his uncle, Admiral Sir Lewis Tobias Jones.

Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1861.

Jones was promoted to the rank of Captain on 4 April, 1870.[1]

Jones was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral dated 5 April, 1892, vice Ward.[2] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 26 December, 1897, vice Rowley.[3]

He retired at his own request in 1899.

Bibliography

  • "Admiral Loftus Jones" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 25 June, 1912. Issue 39934, col C, p. 10.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Garnet
6 May, 1880 – 6 Sep, 1882
Succeeded by
Victor A. Montagu
Preceded by
Francis M. Prattent
Captain of H.M.S. Belleisle
25 Jul, 1883 – 28 Mar, 1885
Succeeded by
Guy O. Twiss
Preceded by
William H. Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
28 Mar, 1885[4] – 29 Jul, 1886
Succeeded by
Andrew J. Kennedy
Preceded by
Richard E. Tracey
Second-in-Command, Channel Squadron
12 Sep, 1890[5]
Succeeded by
Edward S. Adeane

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23605. p. 2099. 8 April, 1870.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26279. p. 2252. 15 April, 1892.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 26924. p. 7854. 31 December, 1897.
  4. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 225.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1891). p. 187.