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Captain Emerson E. Jones was born April 29, 1915, in Salem, Oregon. He attended theemerson jones University of Washington where graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He was appointed as Deck Officer on July 11, 1941, and commissioned as Ensign on February 26, 1943.

During his 28-year career, Captain Jones was assigned aboard the following ships: PATTON, LESTER JONES, SURVEYOR, DERICKSON, PIONEER, HYDROGRAPHER, EXPLORER as Executive Officer and later as Commanding Officer and the MARMER as Commanding Officer. His other assignments included hydrography, electronics, triangulation and at the time of his retirement on August 1, 1969, as Special Assistant for Hydrographic Engineering.

During World War II Captain Jones was awarded a Certificate of Service for serving from December 7, 1941 until December 16, 1944, on projects for the Department of the Navy in areas determined by the Department of the Navy to be of immediate military hazard. He was also awarded the Pacific Zone Ribbon. In 1963 he was given the KARO Award.

Captain Jones is survived by his wife, Clara A., and two children.


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