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Naval officer

Joseph Lee Jayne, American naval officer. awarded B. member Naval and Inter-Departmental Wireless Telegraph bds.


Jayne, Joseph Lee was born on May 30, 1863 in Brandon, Mississippi, United States. Son of William McAfee and Julia Hamilton (Kennon) Jayne.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1882. Studied Johns Hopkins, 1885-1888 (certificate in applied electricity for which awarded B. Engineering degree, 1927). Courses Torpedo Station and Naval War College.


Ensign, July 1, 1884. Promoted, through grades to rear admiral, October 15, 1917. Retired May 1921. Commanded Torpedo boat Rodgers during Spanish-American War, blockade duty, Cuban coast.

Commanded various vessels, including armored cruisers Colorado and New York. Has served as member Naval and Inter-Departmental Wireless Telegraph bds. and secretary General Board of Navy. Superintendent Naval Observatory, October 16, 1911-1914.

Commanded United States Ship New Jersey and United States Ship Mississippi, 1914-1917. Commanded Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, April-October 29, 1917. Commanded Mississippi to January 31, 1918.

Commanded div. 3, Battleship Force 1, Atlantic Fleet, February 1-September 13, 1918. Commandant 12th Naval District, 1918-1920. Commander Train Pacific Fleet, 1920-1921.


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Member Naval and Inter-Departmental Wireless Telegraph bds.


Married Elizabeth Tilton Eastman, December 5, 1894. Children: John Kennon, Anna Morwell.

William McAfee Jayne

Julia Hamilton (Kennon) Jayne

Elizabeth Tilton Eastman

John Kennon Jayne

Anna Morwell Jayne