Charles Home Cochran

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Vice-Admiral Charles Home Cochran, M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (22 June, 1850 – 14 February, 1930) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cochran was born in Bath and entered the Navy on 8 September, 1863.[1]

Cochran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 17 December, 1873.[2]

Cochran was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1888.[3]

Cochran was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1895.[4]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Minerva in September, 1900.

In February, 1903, Cochran was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Venus. The next month, the Admiralty scolded him for having too often claimed that he'd had "no opportunity" to undertake gunnery practice in the latter part of 1902.[5]

He was placed on the Retired List on 22 June, 1905 due to age. Promoted to Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 May, 1906 and then to Vice-Admiral on 3 January, 1911, Cochran died at The Retreat on Weston Road, Bath of hydronephrosis.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Grappler
20 Dec, 1883[7][8] – 20 Dec, 1886[9]
Succeeded by
Douglas Hamond-Graeme
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Tay
5 Jul, 1887[10] – 14 Aug, 1887[11]
Succeeded by
William Daly
Preceded by
Edward G. F. Law
Captain of H.M.S. Orwell
14 Aug, 1887[12] – 1 Sep, 1888[13]
Succeeded by
Powell C. Underwood
Preceded by
Daniel McN. Riddel
Captain of H.M.S. Pelican
28 Jul, 1892[14] – 4 Jan, 1896[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Horsley
Preceded by
Vernon A. Tisdall
Captain of H.M.S. Sappho
c. Jul, 1897[16] – 30 Sep, 1897[17]
Succeeded by
Casper J. Baker
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Pegasus
17 Jan, 1899[18] – 25 Sep, 1900[19]
Succeeded by
Edmund H. Smith
Preceded by
Frederick O. Pike
Captain of H.M.S. Minerva
25 Sep, 1900[20] – 17 Oct, 1902[21]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. D. Sturdee
Preceded by
Henry M. T. Tudor
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
Feb, 1903[22] – 11 Nov, 1903[23][24]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper
Preceded by
?
Captain of Devonport Dockyard and King's Harbour Master
11 Nov, 1903[25] – 22 Jun, 1905[26]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Horsley

Footnotes

  1. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 15.
  3. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  4. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  5. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  6. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 213.
  8. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  9. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  10. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  11. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  12. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  13. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  14. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  15. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  16. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  17. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  18. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  19. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 234.
  20. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  21. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  23. Tupper Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1336.
  24. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  25. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.
  26. Cochran Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. f. 229.