Geoffrey Clement Cooke, RN

Born  20 Mar 1890
Died  25 Nov 1941(51)HMS Barham


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Ranks

15 Jan 1907 Mid.
30 Apr 1910 S.Lt.
30 Jul 1912 Lt.
30 Jul 1920 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1926 Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Capt.

Decorations

3 Feb 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID) (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Geoffrey Clement Cooke, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Barham (04)Capt.Battleship25 Mar 194025 Nov 1941 (+)

Career information

Geoffrey Clement Cooke died when HMS Barham was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-331

Events related to this officer

Battleship HMS Barham (04)


1 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Heaving completed her repairs at Liverpool HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) departed that place for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Imogen (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Warwick (Lt.Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN), HMS Atherstone (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, RN) and HMS Fernie (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN). (1)

2 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) and her escorts; HMS Imogen (Cdr. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Warwick (Lt.Cdr. M.A.G. Child, RN), HMS Atherstone (Cdr. H.W.S. Browning, RN) and HMS Fernie (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, RN), arrived at Scapa Flow. (1)

4 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted D/G trials at Scapa Flow. (1)

6 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted D/G trials at Scapa Flow. (1)

9 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

11 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

13 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

15 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

16 Jul 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

17 Jul 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

20 Jul 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

22 Jul 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

23 Jul 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (1)

27 Jul 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted D/G trials at Scapa Flow. (1)

29 Jul 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (1)

2 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

5 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted exercises off Scapa Flow. (2)

6 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

7 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted D/F calibration trials and gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

8 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

14 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

22 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

25 Aug 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) conducted gunnery exercises at Scapa Flow. (2)

27 Aug 1940
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Gibraltar. he was escorted by HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Clark, RN) and HMS Escapade (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN). They were joined at sea by HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN) which sailed later and overtook the other ships. (2)

2 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Barham (Capt G.C. Cooke, RN), HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN), HMS Echo (Cdr. S.H.K. Spurgeon, DSO, RAN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Clark, RN) and HMS Escapade (Cdr. H.R. Graham, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (3)

Media links


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Sources

  1. ADM 53/111548
  2. ADM 53/111549
  3. ADM 53/111550

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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