John Francis Herbert Cole

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Commander John Francis Herbert Cole ( – 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

On 12 February, 1913, Commander Cole was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 25.[1]

Cole was appointed in command of the destroyer Albacore in January, 1914.[2]

On 23 May, 1914, Cole was appointed in command of the destroyer Vigilant.[3]

See Also


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M. T.B. 25
12 Feb, 1913[4]
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Preceded by
Julian H. Woodbridge
Captain of H.M.S. Albacore
Jan, 1914[5]
Succeeded by
Percy J. Helyar
Preceded by
Frank Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
23 May, 1914[6]
Succeeded by
Colin A. G. Hutchinson
Preceded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Lynx
? – 9 Aug, 1915[7]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  2. The Navy List (April, 1914), p. 275.
  3. The Navy List (January, 1915), p. 394.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 275.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 131.