Warrant Engineer 

George Henry 



Royal Navy

Boat Crest
Died On:
27 June 1940


George Cook was born in Pembroke, Wales on 18 October 1906, the son of John and Emma Elizabeth Cook. He joined the Royal Navy as an Engine Room Artificer Apprentice on 11 February 1922. On completion of his apprenticeship, he served in the battleship HMS RAMILLIES, in the cruisers HMS COMUS, HMS VERBENA and HMS SAUMAREZ, followed by the battleship HMS RENOWN and the cruisers HMS BERWICK and HMS GALATEA. George Cook was promoted to Warrant Engineer on 1 October 1937.

He was appointed to HMS DOLPHIN ‘for the Submarine Course‘ on 24 April 1939 and was appointed to HMS ODIN as Engineering Officer on 15 November 1939. On 14 June 1940 HMS ODIN was depth charged by, and later rammed on the surface by the Italian Destroyers STRALE and BALENO and was sunk with the loss of all hands, in the Gulf of Taranto.

George Cook was the husband of Emma Eliabeth Cook. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Panel No. 37 Column No. 2.


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