Crawford Maclachlan

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Admiral Crawford Maclachlan, C.B., Retired (11 July, 1867 – 21 April, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Maclachlan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1890.[1]

Maclachlan's Commander in the Prince George, Sydney Fremantle, later described him as, "a hard-bitten little Scotsman, who was an accomplished seaman, most thorough in his methods, and had a quiet but forceful habit of command which inspired great confidence."[2]

Maclachlan was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.[3]

He was appointed in command of the new battlecruiser Lion on 19 September, 1911.[4]

He was placed in command of Indomitable in November 1911 while she had a nucleus crew for a three month period of refit.[5]

Maclachlan was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Sirius at Devonport on 1 February, 1912, recommissioning her for service in the West Atlantic.[6]

He was appointed in command of the battleship King Edward VII on 22 June, 1914.[7]

Great War

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1918.[8]

Post-War

Maclachlan was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 17 February, 1920, vice Hickley.[9] He was appointed Rear-Admiral and Senior Naval Officer on the Yangtze in succession to Rear-Admiral George H. Borrett on 17 October, 1921.[10]

Maclachlan was promoted to the the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 July, 1925, vice Nicholson.[11]

He was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 1 April, 1930.[12]

Bibliography

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
Captain of H.M.S. Scylla
14 May, 1907[13] – 13 Jan, 1909[14]
Succeeded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Preceded by
Guy R. A. Gaunt
Captain of H.M.S. Andromeda
17 Jun, 1909[15]
Succeeded by
Edwin V. Underhill
Preceded by
James C. Ley
Captain of H.M.S. Hibernia
9 Sep, 1909[16]
Succeeded by
John Luce
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lion
19 Sep, 1911[17]
Succeeded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Preceded by
Arthur A. M. Duff
Captain of H.M.S. Indomitable
Nov, 1911[18]
Succeeded by
George H. Baird
Preceded by
Spencer R. S. Richards
Captain of H.M.S. Sirius
1 Feb, 1912[19] – 1913
Succeeded by
Gerald W. Vivian
Preceded by
E. Percy F. G. Grant
Captain of H.M.S. King Edward VII
22 Jun, 1914[20] – 6 Jan, 1916[21]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
25 Jan, 1916[22] – Jan, 1919[23][24]
Succeeded by
Frederic A. Whitehead
Preceded by
Charles F. Corbett
Rear-Admiral, Reserve Fleet, Rosyth
1 May, 1920[25]
Succeeded by
Charles B. Miller
Preceded by
George H. Borrett
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
17 Oct, 1921[26] – Oct, 1923[27]
Succeeded by
David M. Anderson

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26121. p. 4. 2 January, 1891.
  2. Fremantle. My Naval Career. p. 88.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28211. p. 32. 1 January, 1909.
  4. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 September, 1911. Issue 39687, col G, p. 11.
  5. Roberts. Battlecruisers. p. 122.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 376.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 343.
  8. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30723. p. 6527. 3 June, 1918.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 31802. p. 2463. 2 March, 1920.
  10. "Flag Commands" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 June, 1921. Issue 42743, col G, p. 10.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 33068. p. 4866. 21 July, 1925.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 33596. p. 2327. 11 April, 1930.
  13. Maclachlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  14. Maclachlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  15. Maclachlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 469.
  16. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 17 September, 1909. Issue 39067, col C, p. 10.
  17. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 11 September, 1911. Issue 39687, col G, p. 11.
  18. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  19. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 376.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395g.
  21. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 50.
  22. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 899.
  23. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 899.
  24. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 899.
  25. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 695-696.
  26. "Flag Commands" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 10 June, 1921. Issue 42743, col G, p. 10.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.