James Winstanley Pochin

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Lieutenant James Winstanley Pochin, R.N. (22 June, 1862 – 19 October, 1904) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Barrow-on-Tyne the son of Captain Pochin.

Pochin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1884.

Pochin was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal in July 1888.

Pochin was last seen between 2 and 3pm on 19 October 1904 while out shooting. He was presumed to have drowned on the 19th or 20th, and his body was eventually found.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Archibald P. Stoddart
Captain of H.M.S. Thrush
11 Jan, 1897[1] – 30 Sep, 1899
Succeeded by
Warren H. D'Oyly
Preceded by
Reginald H. Curteis
Captain of H.M.S. Sheldrake
22 Jan, 1900[2] – 19 Sep, 1900[Inference]
Succeeded by
Harry Bishop
Preceded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Captain of H.M.S. Speedwell
20 Sep, 1900[3] – 5 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
Archibald B. Purvis
Preceded by
Cecil F. Foley
Captain of H.M.S. Spey
16 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
John Morrison


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1898). pp. 303-4.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1900). p. 297.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1901). p. 303a.