Philip Francklin

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Captain Philip Francklin, M.V.O., Royal Navy (18 May, 1874 – 1 November, 1914) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Francklin was the fourth son of Mr. and the Honourable Mrs. Francklin of Conniston, Notts.[1] He gained eleven months' seniority upon passing out of Britannia in July of 1889.

On the occasion of the King's visit to Malta Francklin was appointed a Member of the Fourth Class of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.) on 21 April, 1903.[2]

After a spree of postings as gunnery officer to Mersey, Empress of India, Cæsar and Bulwark from 1900 through mid-1904, Francklin was appointed in to his first command, that of the despatch vessel Surprise on 1 August, 1906. He left the ship in 27 March, 1909.[3]

On the occasion of the coronation of King George V, Francklin was promoted to the rank of Captain dated 22 June, 1911.[4]

On 27 February 1913, Francklin was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Suffolk.[5]

He was killed in command of H.M.S. Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel on 1 November, 1914, having assumed her command on 19 August.[6]

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
15 Jun, 1897[7]
Succeeded by
Oscar V. de Satgé
Preceded by
Edward F. Bruen
Captain of H.M.S. Surprise
1 Aug, 1906[8] – 27 Mar, 1909[9]
Succeeded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Preceded by
Cecil I. Prowse
Captain of H.M.S. Suffolk
27 Feb, 1913[10] – 19 Aug, 1914[11]
Succeeded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Preceded by
Vernon H. S. Haggard
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
19 Aug, 1914[12] – 1 Nov, 1914
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
 

Footnotes

  1. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 21 November, 1914. Issue 40703, col B, p. 1.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27560. p. 3525. 2 June, 1903.
  3. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28505. p. 4596. 19 June, 1911.
  5. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.
  6. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.
  7. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  8. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.
  9. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 377.
  11. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.
  12. Francklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 446.