Edmond Julius Gordon Mackinnon

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Edmond Julius Gordon Mackinnon, D.S.O., R.N. (11 April, 1880 – 17 September, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Mackinnon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1902.[1]

Mackinnon was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Bittern on 6 November, 1906.[2] He married Katherine Ethel Rothwell on 3 April, 1907.[3]

Mackinnon was appointed in command of the destroyer Roebuck on 17 June, 1909.[4]

On 19 October, 1909, he was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Arun.[5]

Mackinnon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 June, 1910.[6]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Ribble on 7 September, 1911.[7]

On 11 March, 1914, Mackinnon was appointed in command of the destroyer Druid.[8]

Great War

Mackinnon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[9]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Walker on 5 January, 1918.[10]

Post-War

On 9 January, 1920, Mackinnon was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Shakespeare.[11]

On 17 March, 1921, Mackinnon was subjected to a Court Martial for testing the engines of Shakespeare in a tidal basin while men were painting her sides from a catamaran. A charge that he had endangered their lives was not proved and he was acquitted.[12]

Mackinnon was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1921.[13]

Mackinnon was appointed to Montrose, additional, on 15 September, 1924 and then in command upon her commissioning on 1 October, becoming then Captain (D) of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla. He retained command of 4 D.F. when he was appointed in command of Broke on 10 February, 1925.[14]

In February, 1932, Mackinnon issued an adverse report on his executive officer, Commander F. R. Baxter in Hermes in which he criticised Baxter's social grace and excessive self-regard. Mackinnon was informed that Their Lordships did not concur. Mackinnon was invalided from the China Station that year with diphtheria. He was admitted to Chatham hospital in July.[15]

Mackinnon was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 21 January, 1933 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[16]

World War II

Mackinnon was presumed killed in action on the night of 17-18 September, 1940 while serving as a Commodore, Second Class in the London Convoy Pool when the City of Benares was torpedoed by U-48.[17]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John R. Corner
Captain of H.M.S. Bittern
6 Nov, 1906[18][19] – 17 Jun, 1909[20]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Preceded by
John G. de O. Coke
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
17 Jun, 1909[21][22] – 19 Oct, 1909[23][24]
Succeeded by
John Fawcett
Preceded by
Spencer R. S. Richards
Captain of H.M.S. Arun
19 Oct, 1909[25][26] – 3 May, 1910[27]
Succeeded by
Leonard Robinson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nemesis
24 Feb, 1911[28][29] – Aug, 1911[30]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Wynter
Preceded by
Walter J. Fletcher
Captain of H.M.S. Ribble
7 Sep, 1911[31] – 10 Dec, 1913[32][33]
Succeeded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Preceded by
The Hon. Richard O. B. Bridgeman
Captain of H.M.S. Druid
11 Mar, 1914[34] – 6 Jan, 1915[35]
Succeeded by
Roger V. Alison
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Myngs
6 Jan, 1915[36] – 22 Feb, 1916[37][38]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Warner
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Trident
22 Feb, 1916[39][40] – 24 Jul, 1917[41]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Tancred
8 Aug, 1917[42][43] – 5 Jan, 1918[44]
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Cavaye
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Walker
5 Jan, 1918[45][46] – 25 Oct, 1918[47]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Preceded by
Robert G. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Valorous
25 Oct, 1918[48] – 22 Jan, 1919[49]
Succeeded by
Frederick E. K. Strong
Preceded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Captain of H.M.S. Valkyrie
22 Jan, 1919[50] – 9 Jan, 1920[51]
Succeeded by
Hugh D. Colville
Preceded by
Frederick E. K. Strong
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
9 Jan, 1920[52][53] – 7 May, 1921[54]
Succeeded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Preceded by
Philip H. Waterer
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
15 Jun, 1923[55] – Jul, 1923[56]
Succeeded by
Henry G. Thursfield
Preceded by
Eric G. Robinson
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
Sep, 1923[57][58] – 15 Sep, 1924[59]
Succeeded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Preceded by
Eric G. Robinson
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
Sep, 1923[60] – 15 Sep, 1924[61]
Succeeded by
Lewis G. E. Crabbe
Preceded by
The Hon. Edward B. S. Bingham
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
1 Oct, 1924[62][63] – 10 Feb, 1925[64]
Succeeded by
Edward O. B. S. Osborne
Preceded by
The Hon. Edward B. S. Bingham
Captain (D), Fourth Destroyer Flotilla
1 Oct, 1924[65] – 29 Apr, 1926[66]
Succeeded by
Cyril H. G. Benson
Preceded by
Eric Q. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
10 Feb, 1925[67][68] – Oct, 1926[69]
Succeeded by
Cyril H. G. Benson
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Malcolm
29 Jun, 1928[70] – 15 Feb, 1929[71]
Succeeded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Preceded by
Leonard S. Holbrook
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
15 Feb, 1929[72] – 14 May, 1929[73]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Guy L. Coleridge
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
14 May, 1929[74] – 12 Dec, 1929[75]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Leonard S. Holbrook
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
12 Dec, 1929[76] – 29 Dec, 1929[77]
Succeeded by
Cecil N. Reyne
Preceded by
James D. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
Oct, 1930[78] – Mar, 1932[79]
Succeeded by
Francis R. Baxter

Footnotes

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  3. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 June, 1909. Issue 38988, col B, p. 9.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 280.
  6. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 367.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 307.
  9. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 941.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 863.
  12. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  13. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  14. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  15. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  16. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
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  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 284.
  19. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  20. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  21. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  22. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 June, 1909. Issue 38988, col B, p. 9.
  23. Fawcett Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.
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  25. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 280.
  26. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  27. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  28. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  29. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 348.
  30. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  31. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 367.
  32. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  33. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 397j.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 307.
  35. Mackinnon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/228. f. 232.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396d.
  37. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396e.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398t.
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