William Cooper

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Lieutenant-Commander William Cooper, Retired (3 March, 1861 – 21 March, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cooper was promoted to the rank of acting Gunner on 27 May, 1895.

Cooper was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 1 April, 1912. He was promptly appointed to the gunboat Blazer in July.[1]. He assumed command on 15 June 1912 when Lieutenant Edward Davis vacated the position.

Cooper was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 May, 1916.

Retired in June 1919.

Cooper was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 May, 1924.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter Bousfield Watkins Grubb
Captain of H.M.S. Hornet
13 Nov, 1903 – 15 Jun, 1904
Succeeded by
Lewis W. Braithwaite
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Swordfish
15 Jun, 1904 – 1 Apr, 1906
Succeeded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Preceded by
Montague G. Philpott
Captain of H.M.S. Haughty
1 Apr, 1906[2] – 3 Aug, 1906
Succeeded by
John M. Casement
Preceded by
George K. Chetwode
Captain of H.M.S. Teazer
3 Aug, 1906 – 4 Sep, 1906
Succeeded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Preceded by
Edward Davis
Captain of H.M.S. Blazer
18 Sep, 1915[3] – 18 Nov, 1916[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Edward Davis


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392kk.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 324.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392m.