Edward Wilson MacKichan
Life & Career
MacKichan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1906.
He was also awarded the Goodenough Medal for 1906-07 for being the Sub-Lieutenant who achieved the highest gunnery examination while also achieving a first-class certificate in seamanship.
MacKichan was appointed as torpedo officer in H.M.S. Iron Duke from 1 January, 1914 and promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March. He fought in Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland. He left when he was ordered to report to the Admiralty on 24 August, 1917. This turned into an appointment to work with the Director of Torpedoes and Mining.
MacKichan was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.
MacKichan left the D.T.M. in August, 1920 when he was appointed to the light cruiser Delhi, presumably acting as her executive officer. This lasted a year, followed by a year in Portsmouth.
On 12 July 1922, he was made Squadron Torpedo Officer, in an illegible ship for the First Battle Squadron. In 1924, he transferred to the Iron Duke to continue this work. In January 1925, he left this post and commenced a series of shore-based appointments.
MacKichan was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 23 October, 1931.
World War II
Bertie W. Bluett
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 57
25 Sep, 1906 – 1907
Claude L. Bate
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 057
- The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.