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 – ?
Succeeded by
George E. Casley
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Ambuscade
25 Jun, 1913 – ?
Succeeded by
Humphrey B. Jacomb


  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.