Geoffrey Clement Cooke
Life & Career
Cooke entered the Navy as it was transitioning to the new training scheme for cadets and was sent directly to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as part of the September 1905 intake term.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1920.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1926.
Cooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1933.
Cooke was appointed in command of the net-laying ship Guardian on 30 March, 1936, vice Mackenzie. He was superseded on 20 August, 1937.
Cooke was appointed in command of the battleship Barham in March, 1940. He died when the ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean.
Lancelot A. W. Spooner
|Captain of H.M.S. Petersfield
24 Sep, 1926 – Nov, 1928
Frank A. C. Baker
|Captain of H.M.S. Calcutta
12 Feb, 1935 – 30 Jul, 1935
Duncan C. Hill
Claude Preston Hermon-Hodge
|Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence
7 Feb, 1938 – 25 Feb, 1940
William Derek Stephens
Harold T. C. Walker
|Captain of H.M.S. Barham
25 Mar, 1940 – 25 Nov, 1941
- The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 17.
- The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 260.