John Copley Powles

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Lieutenant-Commander John Copley Powles, R.N. (22 November, 1875 – 13 September, 1939) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bogota, [illeg].

Powles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1897.

Powles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1905.

On 16 November 1907, Powles was appointed to Hawke as first officer.

On 1 January, 1909, he was sent to Haslkar Hospital, ill due to excessive drinking. Labelled an alcoholic, Powles was superseded in Hawke on 2 January and retired as unfit on 4 February, 1909.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M. T.B. 101
29 Jan, 1903 – 11 Mar, 1903
Succeeded by
William B. Rowbotham