Patriotically named to honour one of the great British sailors of WWI.

John Rushworth Jellicoe (1859-1935) was a British Naval Officer who was chosen to command the British Fleet at the Battle of Jutland, May 3l, 1916, which rendered the German Fleet ineffective for the remainder of WWl. Jellicoe became Admiral of the Fleet in 1919, and became Governor of New Zealand in 1920. He died on November 20, 1935 and was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral, England.

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