Geoffrey Clement Cooke

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Captain Geoffrey Clement Cooke (20 March, 1890 – 25 November, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cooke entered the Navy as it was transitioning to the new training scheme for cadets and was sent directly to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as part of the September 1905 intake term.

Cooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1912.[1]

Cooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1920.

Cooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1926.

Cooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1933.

Cooke was appointed in command of the net-laying ship Guardian on 30 March, 1936, vice Mackenzie. He was superseded on 20 August, 1937.

Cooke was appointed in command of the battleship Barham in March, 1940. He died when the ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lancelot A. W. Spooner
Captain of H.M.S. Petersfield
24 Sep, 1926[2] – Nov, 1928
Succeeded by
Frank A. C. Baker
Preceded by
Eustace Rotherham
Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
12 Feb, 1935 – 30 Jul, 1935
Succeeded by
Duncan C. Hill
Preceded by
Harold T. C. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
25 Mar, 1940 – 25 Nov, 1941
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 17.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 260.