Life & Career
Coughlan was promoted to the rank of Boatswain on 8 September, 1877.
Coughlan was promoted to the rank of Chief Boatswain on 1 April, 1896.
Coughlan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1903.
Coughlan was appointed in command of the flatiron gunboat Tay on 10 March, 1904. In June of that year, Tay collided with a smack. A Court of Enquiry found a "want of judgment." Having been diagnosed with neurasthenia at Plymouth Hospital, Coughlan was retired as unfit on 20 September, 1904.
|Captain of H.M.S. Tay
10 Mar, 1904 – 20 Sep, 1904
Emanuel R. Grant
- The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 383.