Gordon Alston Coles

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Captain (retired) Gordon Alston Coles (1 April, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Coles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.[1]

Coles was appointed in command of the destroyer Boxer on 12 January, 1910.[2]

On 25 June, 1913, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Ambuscade.[3] He was her captain at the Battle of Jutland, operating as part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
17 Apr, 1907[5]
Succeeded by
John O. Wyatt
Preceded by
Reginald C. L. Owens
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
19 Oct, 1909[6] – 1910
Succeeded by
Michael K. H. Kennedy
Preceded by
Henry F. G. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. Boxer
12 Jan, 1910[7]
Succeeded by
Charles L. Fox
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ambuscade
25 Jun, 1913[8]
Succeeded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Preceded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Plucky
c. Jun, 1916 – Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Patrick W. R. Weir

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 273.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 317.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392a.

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