John Martin Stokes

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Captain (retired) John Martin Stokes (14 November, 1854 – 28 September, 1930) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stokes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 8 December, 1879.[1]

On 7 December, 1880, he was appointed to the composite screw sloop Doterel and was fortunate to survive, unhurt, when she exploded on 26 April, 1881.[2]

He was appointed in command of the training brig Sealark from 2 February, 1891 until being superseded on 17 May, 1894.[3]

Stokes was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1894.[4]

Stokes was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 June, 1903 promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 31 December, 1909.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Captain of H.M. T.B. 5
28 Apr, 1885[6][7] – 31 Jul, 1885[8]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Campbell
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 24
5 Jun, 1886[9][10] – 10 Sep, 1886[11]
Succeeded by
William J. Thompson
Preceded by
George E. Richards
Captain of H.M.S. Trent
18 Jul, 1894[12] – 1 Sep, 1894[13]
Succeeded by
Cecil E. Rooke

Footnotes

  1. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/487. f. 1243.
  2. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/487. f. 1243.
  3. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/487. f. 1243.
  4. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/487. f. 1243.
  5. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39/487. f. 1243.
  6. The Navy List. (June, 1885). p. 214.
  7. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  8. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1886). p. 245.
  10. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  11. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  12. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.
  13. Stokes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1243.