Robert Blair Maconochie

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Captain Robert Blair Maconochie, R.N. (1 January, 1850 – 20 November, 1897) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Maconochie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1872.

Maconochie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1882.

Maconochie commanded the torpedo cruiser Mohawk in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890. His ship acted as part of Fleet Number 1 which was itself playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.[1]

Maconochie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 4 August, 1890. Mohawk returned to Sheerness on 21 August upon completion of the manoeuvres, offered a fifteen-gun salute to Vice-Admiral Charles T. Curme, Commander-in-Chief at The Nore and returned her stores to be paid off into the Second Division of the Medway Steam Reserve.[2]

In March, 1892 Maconochie was appointed to serve on the Committee on Naval Range-finders.

He died from Phthisis.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Alacrity
22 Jun, 1886[3] – 17 Feb, 1890
Succeeded by
Charles H. Adair
Preceded by
Henry J. May
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
15 Aug, 1890[4] – 20 Nov, 1893
Succeeded by
Charles C. Drury
Preceded by
George W. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Marathon
1 Jan, 1894[5] – 22 Apr, 1896
Succeeded by
Henry H. Bruce


  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 22, 1890; pg. 5; Issue 33097.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 193.
  4. Maconochie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 848.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 238a.