Archibald Douglas Cochrane

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Captain THE HONOURABLE SIR Archibald Douglas Cochrane, K.C.M.G., K.C.S.P., D.S.O., R.N., Retired (8 January, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Springfield, Fife the son of The Honourable J. Cockrane, M.P..

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1906.[1]

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1914.

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.


Cochrane was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon his relief, which occurred on 11 February, 1922.

World War II

Cochrane was reprimanded after a Court Martial which took place on 21 April, 1942 for stranding H.M.S. Queen of Bermuda.

Cochrane was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 3 September, 1945.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. B 1
10 Aug, 1907 – 8 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
William R. D. Crowther
Captain of H.M.S. D 1
15 Aug, 1912 – 31 Oct, 1914
Succeeded by
Edward W. B. Ryan
Preceded by
George C. Street
Captain of H.M.S. D 7
31 Oct, 1914 – 20 Nov, 1914
Succeeded by
Brownlow V. Layard
Preceded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Captain of H.M.S. E 7
1 Dec, 1914 – 4 Sep, 1915[2]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Philip E. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. L 12
12 Nov, 1918 – 15 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Ronald W. Blacklock
Preceded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Adamant
25 Jun, 1921 – 11 Feb, 1922
Succeeded by
Charles de Burgh


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 42.