Harry McDonald

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Commander (retired) Harry McDonald (13 February, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

McDonald was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 19 October 1910. His Service Record notes that he was "suitable for gunnery."

Early in the war, he served in Rother. On 6 November 1915, he moved to Warspite, in which he fought at the Battle of Jutland, having been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 April, 1916. On 24 September 1916 he was appointed to the destroyer Hind.

McDonald was appointed Lieutenant in Command of the patrol boat P49 on 15 November, 1918.[1]

McDonald was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 3 April, 1924.

In 1927, various evaluators said he was "not a great leader" and "wd. do well at higher ranks."

He was placed on the Retired List on account of age 13 February, 1929 with the rank of Commander. In 1930, he travelled abroad.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Christopher H. Ringrose
Captain of H.M.S. P49
15 Nov, 1918[2] – 18 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jesse R. Pearce
Captain of H.M.S. Rival
9 Jan, 1925[3] – 16 Oct, 1925
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Godfrey R. Chambers
Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
16 Oct, 1925[4] – 1 Feb, 1927
Succeeded by
Edward Eastwick-Field


  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 859.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1919). p. 858.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 265a.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 277.