Gordon Alston Coles

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Gordon Alston Coles ( – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Coles was appointed in command of the destroyer Boxer on 12 January, 1910.[1]

On 25 June, 1913, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Ambuscade.[2] He was her captain at the Battle of Jutland, operating as part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[3]

See Also


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Boxer
12 Jan, 1910[4]
Succeeded by
George E. Casley
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Ambuscade
25 Jun, 1913[5]
Succeeded by
Reginald Nash
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Plucky
Jun, 1916[6]
Succeeded by
Patrick W. R. Weir


  1. The Navy List (April, 1910), p. 286.
  2. The Navy List (January, 1915). p. 273.
  3. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392a.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396m.