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{{CommRN}} '''John Francis Herbert Cole''' ( – 9 August, 1915) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].  He was killed in command of {{UK-Lynx|f=p}} when she struck a mine.
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{{CommRN}} '''John Francis Herbert Cole''' (9 December, 1878 – 9 August, 1915) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].  He was killed in command of {{UK-Lynx|f=p}} when she struck a mine.
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Born in Newton Abbot.  Cole gained twelve months' time on passing out of {{UK-1Britannia}}.
  
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Cole was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 15 July, 1900.<ref>Cole Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/461.|D7603244}}  f. 533.</ref>
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In June 1903, Cole earned a first-class certificate in torpedoes at Greenwich.  After a brief command appointment in the {{UK-Hasty|f=c}}, Cole joined the junior staff at {{UK-Vernon}} before undertaking a string of service appointments as torpedo officer in a variety of ships, including {{UK-1Resolution}}, {{UK-Glory}} and {{UK-1Renown}}.
  
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Cole was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 31 December, 1912.{{NLMar13|p. 16}}
 
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Cole was appointed in command of the {{UK-Albacore|f=t}} in January, 1914.{{NLApr14|p. 275}}
 
Cole was appointed in command of the {{UK-Albacore|f=t}} in January, 1914.{{NLApr14|p. 275}}
  
On 23 May, 1914, Cole was appointed in command of the {{UK-Vigilant|f=t}}.{{NLJan15|p. 394}}
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On 23 May, 1914, Cole was appointed in command of the {{UK-Vigilant|f=t}}.{{NLJan15|p. 394}} He served in her until being appointed to {{UK-Hecla}} for {{UK-Lynx}}, to take command upon her commissioning.
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Cole was killed along with 62 other officers and men when {{UK-Lynx}} struck a mine in the North Sea on 9 August, 1915.{{KindellROH2|p. 131}}<ref>Cole Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/44/461.|D7603244}}  f. 533.</ref>
  
 
==See Also==
 
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Revision as of 09:43, 3 January 2017

Commander John Francis Herbert Cole (9 December, 1878 – 9 August, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy. He was killed in command of H.M.S. Lynx when she struck a mine.

Life & Career

Born in Newton Abbot. Cole gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Cole was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1900.[1]

In June 1903, Cole earned a first-class certificate in torpedoes at Greenwich. After a brief command appointment in the "H" Class destroyer Hasty, Cole joined the junior staff at Vernon before undertaking a string of service appointments as torpedo officer in a variety of ships, including Resolution, Glory and Renown.

Cole was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.[2]

On 12 February, 1913, Commander Cole was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 25.[3]

Cole was appointed in command of the destroyer Albacore in January, 1914.[4]

On 23 May, 1914, Cole was appointed in command of the destroyer Vigilant.[5] He served in her until being appointed to Hecla for Lynx, to take command upon her commissioning.

Cole was killed along with 62 other officers and men when Lynx struck a mine in the North Sea on 9 August, 1915.[6][7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter Hose
Captain of H.M.S. Jason
23 Oct, 1909[8] – 1 Jan, 1910[Inference]
Succeeded by
Gilbert C. Heathcote
Preceded by
Richard F. White
Captain of H.M. T.B. 25
12 Feb, 1913[9]
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Albacore
Jan, 1914[10] – 1914
Succeeded by
Arthur F. E. Palliser
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
23 May, 1914[11] – 14 Jan, 1915
Succeeded by
William C. Castle
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Lynx
12 Jan, 1915[12] – 9 Aug, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. Cole Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/461. f. 533.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 275.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  6. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 131.
  7. Cole Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/461. f. 533.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 334.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 275.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  12. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395q.
  13. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 131.

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