Donald Irvine McGillewie

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Captain (retired) Donald Irvine McGillewie, R.N. (9 April, 1886 – 29 December, 1948) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Dunkeld, the son of R. McGillewie, Esq., bank agent.

McGillewie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1906.

McGillewie was appointed in command of the submarine C 36 on 4 March, 1913.[1]

McGillewie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1914.

McGillewie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.

Post-War

On 2 April, 1919, two A.Bs. in K 10 drowned. A Court of Enquiry informed McGillewie that more care was expected of him in ensuring that his ship and her fittings were efficient.

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 November, 1922, McGillewie was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 9 April, 1931.

World War II

Reverted to the Retired List on 18 June, 1942.

Placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 20 January, 1947.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Captain of H.M.S. A 6
16 Jan, 1911[2] – 21 Nov, 1911
Succeeded by
Stephen C. Lyttleton
Preceded by
Edward C. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. C 29
21 Nov, 1911[3] – 4 Mar, 1913
Succeeded by
William R. Schofield
Preceded by
Godfrey Herbert
Captain of H.M.S. C 36
4 Mar, 1913[4] – Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. F 1
21 Apr, 1915 – 30 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. G 3
30 Jan, 1916 – 16 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. J 4
16 Jun, 1917 – 15 Aug, 1918
Succeeded by
Frederick H. Taylor
Preceded by
Claude C. Dobson
Captain of H.M.S. K 10
15 Aug, 1918 – Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
John F. Hutchings

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 377a.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 344.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 395a.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 377a.