Harold Gordon Cooper Franklin

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Rear-Admiral Harold Gordon Cooper Franklin (15 January, 1885 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Leicester, the son of surgeon G. C. Franklin, Harold Franklin gained two and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia.[1]

Franklin was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 65 on 3 or 8 May, 1906.[2][3]

Franklin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 November, 1906. On 22 January, 1907, he grounded T.B. 65 through a "want of judgment" and was cautioned.[4]

On 10 March 1914, Franklin left Neptune for Iron Duke, and it would be in battleships where he would fight the war.

Franklin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 November, 1914.[5]

He would serve in her through to 25 January, 1917, when he was appointed to Queen Elizabeth in which he would be promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917. He joined Lion upon being superseded in Queen Elizabeth on 7 January, 1918.[6]

Post-War

Franklin was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1925.[7]

In 1928, "recent events in Kuwait" drew great credit upon Franklin.

Franklin was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curacoa in July, 1929.

Franklin was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 July, 1936 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[8]

World War II

[TO BE CONTINUED - TONE]

Convoy work, and R.N.O., Appledore.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles Routley
Captain of H.M. T.B. 65
8 May, 1906[9][10] – 11 Jul, 1907[11]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey E. Ridgeway
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 065
Preceded by
Hugh T. England
Captain of H.M.S. Emerald
Apr, 1927[12] – 23 Feb, 1929[13]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Boxer
Preceded by
Francis T. B. Tower
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
Jun, 1929[14]
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
H. Evelyn C. Blagrove
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
c. Sep, 1929[15]c. late Sep, 1929[16]
Succeeded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Preceded by
Patrick E. Parker
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
2 Apr, 1930[17] – 4 Apr, 1932[18]
Succeeded by
Stuart S. Bonham-Carter
Preceded by
Isham W. Gibson
Captain of H.M.S. Exeter
3 Aug, 1932[19] – Sep, 1933[20]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans

Footnotes

  1. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1906. Issue 38011, col D, p. 10.
  4. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  5. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  6. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  7. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  8. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 4 May, 1906. Issue 38011, col D, p. 10.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  11. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  13. Boxer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/83 f. 214.
  14. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  15. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  16. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  17. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  18. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  19. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.
  20. Franklin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/288. f. 155.