Robert Stedman MacFarlan

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Rear-Admiral Robert Stedman MacFarlan (16 August, 1881 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

MacFarlan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1902.[1]

He married Jeanie M. CHatman on 2 February, 1909.[2]

MacFarlan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1911.[3]

He was appointed as torpedo officer in Warspite on 14 January, 1915.

MacFarlan was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.[4]

Superseded in Warspite on 18 January or 8 March, 1918.[5]

Post-War

MacFarlan was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1922.[6]

MacFarlan was appointed to the light cruiser Carlisle on 11 August, 1923 to take command when she commissioned in September.

He was appointed in command of the battleship Centurion on 19 July, 1927.

MacFarlan was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 31 July, 1934 and placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[7]

Just as World War II was beginning, MacFarlan was brought back for an appointment at Selection Board Number 9, being superseded there on 1 December, 1940 by Gerald Cartmell Harrison.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
11 Aug, 1924[9] – 12 Aug, 1926[10]
Succeeded by
Guy W. Hallifax
Preceded by
Thomas N. James
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
19 Jul, 1927[11] – 27 Jul, 1928[12]
Succeeded by
Robert C. Hamilton
Preceded by
Eric G. Robinson
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
28 Jul, 1928[13] – 9 Aug, 1930[14]
Succeeded by
Sir Lionel A. D. Sturdee
Preceded by
Robert B. Ramsay
Vice-President of the Chemical Warfare Committee
17 Mar, 1931[15] – 17 Mar, 1932[16]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hugh D. Hamilton
Captain Superintendent, Sheerness Dockyard
15 Jul, 1932[17] – 16 Jul, 1934[18]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey M. D. Maltby
as Captain Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness

Footnotes

  1. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  2. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  3. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  4. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  5. Record appears ambiguous. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  6. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  7. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  8. Harrison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/164. f. 568.
  9. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  10. Superseded that day. Hallifax Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. 35.
  11. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  12. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  13. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  14. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  15. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  16. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  17. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.
  18. MacFarlan Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 176.