Edward Owen Cochrane

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Rear-Admiral SIR Edward Owen Cochrane, K.B.E., Royal Navy (17 August, 1881 – 27 January, 1972) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

His great-grandfather's eldest brother was Admiral Lord Cochrane.

Life & Career

Cochrane was born in Windlesham, Surrey, the son of Captain (later Vice-Admiral) Basil E. Cochrane.[1]

He entered the Navy and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1902.[2]

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1010.[3]

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[4]

Post-War

After a stint in command of Lord Nelson, Cochrane was appointed to Lion as gunnery officer and as Squadron Gunnery Officer. In March, 1920, he was moved to Hood in the same role. Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920 and superseded in Hood on 16 January.[5]

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Repulse in August, 1931.

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 January, 1933 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[6]

In 1956 while driving in Switzerland, Cochrane hit and injured a man disembarking from a tram on the road between Vevey and Lausanne. The man was "permanently injured" and in October, 1957 Cochrane was tried in absentia by a Swiss court and sentenced to two months in jail. The following year the case was retried at Cochrane's request, and the sentence was quashed after he paid a five-hundred franc fine.

Bibliography

  • "Sir Edward Cochrane" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 29 January, 1972. Issue 58388, col G, pg. 14.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Leonard L. P. Willan
Captain of H.M.S. Lord Nelson
Nov, 1918[7] – 9 May, 1919[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Vivian R. Brandon
Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence Division
15 Jul, 1921[9] – 1 Apr, 1922[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey Hopwood
Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence
1 Apr, 1922[11] – 14 Sep, 1923[12]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
Arthur H. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
15 Sep, 1924[13][14]
Succeeded by
James A. G. Troup
Preceded by
Bernard W. F. Fairbairn
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
16 Apr, 1927[15] – 8 Apr, 1929[16]
Succeeded by
Stephen St. L. Moore
Preceded by
Bernard W. F. Fairbairn
Director of Training and Staff Duties
8 Apr, 1929[17]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
17 May, 1931[18]c. mid 1932[19]
Succeeded by
John H. Godfrey
Preceded by
Eric P. Vivian
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
9 Jun, 1932[20] – 19 Aug, 1932[21]
Succeeded by
George H. D'O. Lyon
 

Footnotes

  1. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
  3. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  4. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  5. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  6. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  7. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  8. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  9. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  10. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  11. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  12. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  13. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 220.
  15. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  16. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  17. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  18. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  19. Inferred from next appointment. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  20. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.
  21. Cochrane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 147.