Henry David Cooke
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: July 2007
Henry David Cooke (1879-1958)
Born on September 21, 1879 in Washington, D.C.
Graduated from Annapolis in 1903
Wounded by Moro rebels while on patrol duty in the Philippines in 1904. Commissioned in 1905. Served aboard the Virginia in the world cruise of the Battle Fleet 1907-1908. Instructor at Annapolis 1908-1912. Commanding Officer of the Henley 1914-1915 and the Kanawha, Jenkins, Allen and Harding during World War I.
Commanding Officer of the Melville 1930-1931. Commandant of Midshipman at Annapolis 1931-1932. Commanding Officer of the Oklahoma 1932-1934. Chief of Staff to the Commandant of the Naval War College 1934-1937. Captain of the Yard at Boston Navy Yard 1937-1939. Rear Admiral upon retirement in June 1939.
Continued on active duty in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 1939-1942 and as Convoy Commodore March 1942-May 1945. Decorations included the Navy Cross and Purple Heart.
Died on July 7, 1958.
Cooke, Henry D.
Commander, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Allen
Date Of Action: March 11 & 16, 1918
The Navy Cross is awarded to Commander Henry
D. Cooke, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession
as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Allen, operating in the war zone and
protecting vitally important convoys of troop and cargo ships through the
area of submarine activity, and for prompt and efficient action in contacts
with enemy submarines on March 11 and March 16, 1918.
COOKE, HENRY DAVID JR
COOKE, ELINOR T WIDOW OF HENRY D JR