Launcelot Charles Cox
Life & Career
Cox's father was Major General Cox.
Cox was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1893.
Cox was appointed in command of the twin screw riverine steam Jackdaw on 30 June, 1898 and remained until December, 1898. On 17 November 1898, the Commander-in-Chief was directed to relay to Cox the Admiralty's appreciation of Cox's having attempted at the risk of his life to a Stoker named Lonnie of Jackdaw who'd fallen overboard on 19 September.
On 23 May 1899, Cox assumed command of Mosquito and remained in her until being superseded on 23 August.
Cox arrived back in England on 17 December 1900. On 12 January, 1901, he asked to be allowed to resign due to poor health, but on 9 February he was informed he was to go to the hospital and informed that "he will not in any case be allowed to resign until his accounts are reported to be satisfactory." On 15 March 1901, Cox was informed that "as he has not complied with the order to attend for medical survey & as he has gone abroad without leave, directions have been given for his name to be remove from the List of Officers of the Royal Navy."
|Captain of H.M.S. Mosquito
13 Mar, 1899 – 23 Aug, 1900
- The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 274.