John Coughlan

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Lieutenant John Coughlan, R.N. (12 February, 1851 – 22 July, 1909) served in the Royal Navy.

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 to participate in the Jubilee Review. 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.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William Daly
Captain of H.M.S. Tay
10 Mar, 1904[1] – 20 Sep, 1904
Succeeded by
Emanuel R. Grant


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 383.