Colin Kenneth MacLean

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Vice-Admiral Colin Kenneth MacLean, C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O., Royal Navy (17 September, 1876 – 12 September, 1935) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

MacLean was born in Punjab and raised by his mother.

MacLean was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1898.[1]

MacLean was appointed in command of the destroyer Lee on 16 September, 1903.[2]

MacLean was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Hornet on 12 May, 1913.[4]

MacLean was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1915.[5]

MacLean was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Spenser and Captain (D) for the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla on 17 October, 1917.[6]

Post-War

MacLean was mentioned in despatches 8 March, 1920 for valuable services rendered in the Gulf of Finland in command of the Second Destroyer Flotilla, the Rear Admiral commanding the Baltic forces reported, "I find it hard to express the value of this officer's services example".[7]

After being superseded as Captain (D) of 2 D.F. on 29 April, 1920, MacLean was appointed to the light cruiser Cardiff on 1 January, 1921 to take command when she re-commissioned, which occurred on the 12th. He served as Flag Captain to Rear Admiral Tyrwhitt in her until 3 June, 1921.[8]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Centaur in April, 1925.

MacLean was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 July, 1927.[9]

MacLean was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 October, 1931.[10]

MacLean was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 15 February, 1932.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John W. E. Townsend
Captain of H.M.S. Swordfish
28 Feb, 1903[12] – 26 Jun, 1903
Succeeded by
William Cooper
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
27 Jun, 1903 – 14 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
Richard F. White
Preceded by
John Luce
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
14 Aug, 1903 – 15 Sep, 1903
Succeeded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Lee
16 Sep, 1903[13][14] – 6 Nov, 1903[15]
Succeeded by
Marcus R. Hill
Preceded by
Marcus R. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
6 Nov, 1903[16] – 8 Mar, 1904[17]
Succeeded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Preceded by
John Harvey
Captain of H.M.S. Dwarf
12 Jul, 1906[18] – 8 Jan, 1909[19]
Succeeded by
George S. Thornley
Preceded by
Arthur N. Gouldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Lapwing
16 Feb, 1909[20] – 24 Jun, 1910
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Clarence W. E. Trelawny
Captain of H.M.S. Hornet
12 May, 1913[21][22] – 10 Nov, 1913[23]
Succeeded by
Cecil G. Chichester
Preceded by
Harold Christian
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
9 Jul, 1915[24] – 5 Sep, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
William A. Cooke-Hurle
Preceded by
George P. England
Captain of H.M.S. Tipperary
5 Sep, 1915[26] – 23 Nov, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
Apsley D. M. Cherry
Preceded by
Barry E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Lightfoot
23 Nov, 1915[28][29] – 6 Dec, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Spenser
17 Oct, 1917[31][32] – 29 Apr, 1920[33]
Succeeded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Preceded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Captain (D), Tenth Destroyer Flotilla
17 Oct, 1917[34][35] – 1 Mar, 1919[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John B. Sparks
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
1 Mar, 1919[37] – 29 Apr, 1920[38]
Succeeded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Preceded by
Thomas N. James
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
11 Jan, 1921[39] – 3 Jun, 1921[40]
Succeeded by
Lionel F. Maitland-Kirwan
Preceded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
21 Aug, 1924[41] – 8 Apr, 1925[42]
Succeeded by
Frank G. Bramble
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Rear-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas of the Atlantic Fleet
1 Sep, 1924[43] – 1 Sep, 1926[44]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Centaur
8 Apr, 1925[45] – 1 Sep, 1926[46]
Succeeded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
19 Aug, 1929[47] – 28 Oct, 1931[48]
Succeeded by
Richard A. S. Hill

Footnotes

  1. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 September, 1903. Issue 37,188, col F, p. 7.
  3. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 327.
  5. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 910.
  7. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  8. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  9. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  10. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  11. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 305s.
  13. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 September, 1903. Issue 37,188, col F, p. 7.
  14. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  15. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  16. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  17. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  18. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  19. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  20. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 325.
  22. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  23. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  24. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  25. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  26. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398r.
  27. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395vv.
  29. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  30. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  31. The Navy List. (March, 1920). p. 866.
  32. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  33. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 910.
  35. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  36. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  37. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  38. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 285.
  39. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  40. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  41. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  42. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  43. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  44. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  45. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  46. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  47. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.
  48. MacLean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 390.