Colin Charles Lucas Mackenzie

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Lieutenant-Commander Colin Charles Lucas Mackenzie, R.N. (30 May, 1893 – 15 August, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a merchant, Mackenzie's Service Record notes not his entrance to Royal Naval College, Osborne, but Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, on 15 May, 1908. I've decided to make his entrance term as "Unknown". He passed out on 15 January, 1911 and was appointed to Bacchante in the Mediterranean, where he stayed for fourteen months. On 1 April, 1912, he was appointed to the battleship H.M.S. Collingwood.

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1915.


Mackenzie was appointed in command of the submarine H 48 on 31 August, 1920.[1]

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1923.

Mackenzie was appointed in command of the newly commissioned river gunboat Tern from 21 November 1927 through 18 November, 1929.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 50
12 Nov, 1919 – 28 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Robert C. T. Roe
Preceded by
Lawrence H. Bayley
Captain of H.M.S. H 48
31 Aug, 1920[2] – Apr, 1922
Succeeded by
Charles O'Callaghan
Preceded by
Frank P. Busbridge
Captain of H.M.S. L 21
17 Aug, 1922[3] – 15 Feb, 1923
Succeeded by
Frank P. Busbridge
Preceded by
Cecil H. H. Sams
Captain of H.M.S. Shamrock
c. Sep, 1930 – c. Oct, 1930
Succeeded by
James A. McCoy
Preceded by
Reginald M. J. Hutton
Captain of H.M.S. Wanderer
c. Oct, 1930 – c. Nov, 1930
Succeeded by
Alec M. McKillop
Preceded by
Arthur Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Stronghold
26 Mar, 1931 – mid Apr, 1931[Inference]
Succeeded by
Noel H. Whatley
Preceded by
Edward L. Berthon
Captain of H.M.S. Wild Swan
25 May, 1931 – 12 Jun, 1931[Inference]
Succeeded by
John Murray
Preceded by
Thomas B. Drew
Captain of H.M.S. Vansittart
2 May, 1934 – c. Jun, 1934
Succeeded by
Richard G. K. Knowling


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 776.