Ian Colquhoun Cowan

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Lieutenant Ian Colquhoun Cowan (28 July, 1889 – 31 May, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cowan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1910.[1]

Cowan was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 026 on 12 December, 1914.[2]

Cowan was appointed to the armoured cruiser Defence on 29 August, 1915 as flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Arbuthnot of the First Cruiser Squadron. Cowan would die when the ship was destroyed in a hail of fire at the Battle of Jutland.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis E. H. G. Hobart
Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
12 Dec, 1914[3] – 14 Feb, 1915[4]
Succeeded by
Robert L. Burnett


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 17.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 400.
  4. Cowan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/468. f. ?.