Lachlan Donald Ian Mackinnon

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Vice-Admiral Lachlan Donald Ian MacKinnon, C.B., C.V.O., Royal Navy (2 December, 1882 – 11 October, 1948) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Mackinnon passed out of Britannia in December, 1897 ranked fifteenth of the sixty-four cadets who passed out, with 1664 marks.[1]

He served as gunnery officer in the battlecruiser Indomitable from 1914 to 1916. As Lieutenant Commander (G), he directed her fire at the Battle of Jutland and wrote the ship's gunnery report of the action.[2] He was commended for his service at Jutland, and promoted to Commander.

See Also


  • "Vice-Admiral L. D. I. MacKinnon" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 14 October, 1948. Issue 51202, col D, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin A. M. Sarel
Captain of H.M.S. Assistance
18 Aug, 1924[3]
Succeeded by
Albert J. Robertson
Preceded by
Bertram H. Ramsay
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
28 Jan, 1927[4] – Apr, 1928[5]
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Stephen D. Tillard
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
1 Aug, 1930[6] – 18 Aug, 1932[7]
Succeeded by
St. Aubyn B. Wake
Preceded by
St. Aubyn B. Wake
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
10 Aug, 1932[8][9]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Talbot


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  2. Beatty Papers at National Maritime Museum's Caird Library (BTY 6/6), item 3.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 216.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 230.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 261.
  7. Superseded that day. Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. Day of month inferred from Wake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/9. f. 213.