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George Matttew Jones


NationalityBritish 
RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service28.4.1802CSORN
Last Known Service7.12.1818CSORN
Date of Death4.1831 - Malta ref:1059

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
28.4.1802 LieutenantCSORN
13.12.1810 CommanderCSORN
13.12.18101.1811
Tuscan (16) 1808-1818
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
5.18131814
Tuscan (16) 1808-1818
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Commander and Commanding Officer
BWAS-1793
7.12.1818 CaptainTGM

Notes on Officer


Biographyref:1059

JONES, GEORGE MATTHEW (1785?–1831), captain in the navy and traveller, brother of General Sir John Thomas Jones, bart., was in April 1802 promoted to be a lieutenant in the navy. He was appointed to the Amphion, in which, in the following spring, Lord Nelson went out to the Mediterranean, and which, on 5 Oct. 1804, assisted in the capture of the Spanish treasure-ships off Cape St. Mary. In September 1805 Captain Hoste was appointed to the Amphion, and Jones, continuing with him, took part in the peculiarly active service in the Adriatic [see Hoste, Sir William], distinguishing himself in several of the boat engagements, and being severely wounded on 8 Nov. 1808. On 13 Dec. 1810 he was promoted to command the Tuscan brig, in which, during the next year, he assisted in the defence of Cadiz. In 1817 he commanded the Pandora on the coast of Ireland, and was posted on 7 Dec. 1818. The following years he spent in travelling over Europe with the object of examining the maritime resources of the different countries. He was already well acquainted with the coasts of Spain and Italy; he now visited the ports and arsenals of France and Holland, of the Black Sea, and of the Baltic. In 1827 he published his journals, under the title of ‘Travels in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and Turkey; also on the Coasts of the Sea of Azof and of the Black Sea, &c.,’ 2 vols. 8vo. The work, which he dedicated to Sir William Hoste, by whose advice the travels seem to have been undertaken and the journals kept, is written intelligently, though at excessive length. After its publication Jones's health broke down. He died at Malta in April 1831.




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