Emerson E. Jones was
born April 29, 1915, in Salem, Oregon. He attended the
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
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.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 12/1/1986