Robert Radcliffe Cooke
Life & Career
Born in Yorkshire, Hereford, the son of barrister and Member of Parliament Charles W. R. Cooke.
Cooke gained eight months' time on passing out of Britannia.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 March, 1903.
After a bout of tuberculosis, Cooke was placed on the Retired List as unfit on 7 December, 1909. On 5 September, 1910, he was informed that there was no objection to his taking up an appointment under Marconi's Wireless Telegraph. He was welcome to travel abroad, provided he inform the Admiralty of his address.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 7 March, 1911.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Acting Commander on 6 February, 1916.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 11 November, 1918 in recognition of war service.
|Captain of H.M.S. A 4
3 Mar, 1904 – 15 Mar, 1905
Martin E. Nasmith
- Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle (Portsmouth, England), 6 Feb 1897, p. 8.
- Barrow Submariners Association - The Perishers