John Roderick Johnston

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Commander (retired) John Roderick Johnston, R.N. (21 November, 1889 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a medical doctor.

Johnston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1912.

Johnston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1920.

Johnston was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 November, 1929.

Johnston was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 8 on 29 July, 1914.[1]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Myngs on 11 January, 1918.[2]

Post-War

Johnston was placed on the Retired List on 19 April, 1920.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Captain of H.M. T.B. 8
29 Jul, 1914[3] – 29 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Harry A. D. Keate
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. P16
29 May, 1916[4] – 3 May, 1917
Succeeded by
William V. H. Harris
Preceded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Captain of H.M.S. Crusader
8 May, 1917[5] – 11 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
James C. Colvill
Preceded by
Percy J. Helyar
Captain of H.M.S. Myngs
11 Jan, 1918[6] – 23 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald M. McKenna
Captain of H.M.S. Sarpedon
23 Oct, 1919 – 4 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Jack S. Hoffmann

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 401.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 850.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 400.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396ii.
  5. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 392x.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 850.