John de Burgh Jessop

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Lieutenant-Commander John de Burgh Jessop, D.S.O. (28 August, 1885 – 23 March, 1924) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kirkby Hill, Nottingham.

Jessop was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1908.

In February 1914, he was in Haslar with a back injury. Fit on 1 April.

Jessop was appointed in command of the submarine A 5 on 1 June, 1914.[1]

Jessop was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1916.

On 23 October 1917 he was admitted to Plymouth Hospital with neurasthenia. Unusually, he was not fit until late November 1918, and even then for shore service only.

One of Jessop's wartime commands collided with Lurcher in fog when the guiding destroyer backed engines in thick fog to avoid colliding with a boom when attempting to enter Harwich.[2] It would appear that the submarine in question was either S 2, D 4 or E 38.

Jessop proceeded to British East Africa in February 1919.

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 11 May, 1920.

He died of a double pneumonia.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alfred E. Whitehouse
Captain of H.M.S. A 5
1 Jun, 1914[3] – 20 Jan, 1915
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Satow
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of S 2
20 Jan, 1915[4] – 24 Sep, 1915[5]
Succeeded by
Transferred to Italy
Preceded by
John R. G. Moncreiffe
Captain of H.M.S. D 4
5 Oct, 1915[6] – 1 Apr, 1915[7]
Succeeded by
Eric E. C. Tufnell
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 38
1 Apr, 1916[8] – 27 Oct, 1917[9]
Succeeded by
Paul L. Eddis

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 304.
  2. Dawson. Flotillas. pp. 151-3.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 304.
  4. Jessop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/171. f. 256.
  5. Jessop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/171. f. 256.
  6. Jessop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/171. f. 256.
  7. Jessop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/171. f. 256.
  8. Jessop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/171. f. 256.
  9. Jessop Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/171. f. 256.