Frederick Lewis Coplestone

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) Frederick Lewis Coplestone, (12 September, 1882 – 11 November, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Coplestone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1904.

Coplestone was appointed to Thames for command of submarines on 1 February, 1905 but was retired as unfit on 4 October, 1906.

Coplestone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1912.

On 15 July 1913, he was found unfit for the Air Service, owing to defective hearing.

Coplestone was appointed to D 2 on 4 August, 1914 and died when she was lost off the German coast on 11 November. His death was understood only to have occurred between 25 November and 1 December, 1914, but the latter date was selected as the official one.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward Altham
Captain of H.M. T.B. 41
21 Jul, 1903[1] – Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Henry B. Taylor


  1. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.