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Cowper Phipps Coles R.N.Explanation
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
1819 Born
1856 Married Emily Pearson
7 September 1870 Died (in HMS Captain, an experimental low freeboard, but fully masted, turret ship which he designed, and which was lost with almost all hands when she capsized in a gale off Cape Finisterre)
He designed one of the first practicable gun turrets from ideas first developed in the Crimea
 
DateRank
9 January 1846Lieutenant
13 November 1854Commander
27 February 1856Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
5 December 1849 Lieutenant in Phaeton, commanded by George Augustus Elliot, particular service
24 October 1853 Lieutenant in Agamemnon, as flag-lieutenant to his uncle, Rear-Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons
(2 August 1855) Commander in Stromboli, Black Sea during the Russian War
July 1867 Captain in Royal Sovereign, temporarily commissioned for the 1867 Naval review

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