Robert Makin

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Commander (retired) Robert Makin, R.N. (7 February, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Liverpool.

Makin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June, 1906.

Makin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in June, 1914.

On 9 September, 1909, Makin was appointed in command of the second-class torpedo boat T.B. 066.[1]

Makin was appointed in command of the destroyer Cheerful on 28 January, 1913.[2]

On 11 December, 1913, He was appointed in command of the destroyer Boyne.[3]

Makin commanded the destroyer Mons when she operated with the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[4]

In mid-December, 1916, he was sick on shore with chronic conjunctivitis. Hospitalised, he was also under observation for mental strain. Although no explcit mention is made of it, he seems to have been restricted to appointments ashore through the end of the war.

Post-War

Makin was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 20 March, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis B. Haygarth
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 066
Captain of H.M. T.B. 066
9 Sep, 1909[5] – 18 Oct, 1910
Succeeded by
Edward Brooke
Preceded by
Francis L. Back
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
15 Oct, 1912 – 11 Dec, 1913
Succeeded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Preceded by
George B. Hartford
Captain of H.M.S. Boyne
11 Dec, 1913[6] – 4 Dec, 1915
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Warner
Preceded by
Arthur W. Benson
Captain of H.M.S. Victor
24 Dec, 1915 – 11 Feb, 1916
Succeeded by
Cosmo M. Graham
Preceded by
Charles G. C. Sumner
Captain of H.M.S. Mons
11 Feb, 1916[7] – 2 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
George A. Scott

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 292.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 285.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 399.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396d.