Cowper Phipps Coles R.N.
Cowper Phipps Coles R.N.

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Cowper Phipps Coles R.N.Explanation
Son of John James Coles (1787-1865)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
3 July 1819 Born (Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England)
11 March 1856 Married Emily Frances (1830-1876), daughter of Henry Shepherd Pearson (1776-1840)
7 September 1870 Died (in HMS Captain, an experimental low freeboard, but fully masted, turret ship which he designed, and which was lost with almost all hands when she capsized in a gale off Cape Finisterre)
He designed one of the first practicable gun turrets from ideas first developed in the Crimea
9 January 1846Lieutenant
13 November 1854Commander
27 February 1856Captain
Date fromDate toService
1 May 184615 November 1847Lieutenant in St Vincent, commanded by Captain Alexander Milne, Portsmouth
16 November 184719 April 1849Lieutenant in St Vincent, commanded by Captain Sidney Colpoys Dacres, Western squadron
5 December 184925 January 1853Lieutenant in Phaeton, commanded by George Augustus Elliot, particular service
26 May 185317 December 1853Lieutenant in Sybille, commanded by Captain Charles Gilbert John Brydone Elliot, East Indies
18 December 185313 January 1855Lieutenant in Agamemnon, as flag-lieutenant to his uncle, Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons
24 February 185513 May 1855Commander (2ic) in Rodney, commanded by Captain George St Vincent King, Mediterranean
14 May 185526 February 1856Commander in Stromboli, Black Sea during the Russian War
8 April 186116 July 1862Additional Captain in Fisgard, commanded by Commodore Frederick William Erskine Nicolson, Woolwich, for spcial service
27 June 186720 July 1867Additional captain in Queen Charlotte, commanded by Captain Arthur William Acland Hood, gunnery ship, and Director of the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, for service in Royal Sovereign, temporarily commissioned for the 1867 Naval review

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