Oscar Matthew Makins

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Captain (retired) Oscar Matthew Makins, R.N. (21 September, 1872 – 5 July, 1942) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Colonel W. Makins, M.P. gained eight months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Makins was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1893.

Makins was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1905.

Makins was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 31 October, 1911.

Reverted to the Retired List on 31 July 1919.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis M. Leake
Captain of H.M.S. Bramble
1 Jul, 1903[1] – 8 Dec, 1904
Succeeded by
Ernest G. W. Davidson
Preceded by
Llewellyn Griffiths
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
7 Feb, 1905 – 1905
Succeeded by
Joseph Sanders
Preceded by
Llewellyn Griffiths
Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack
c. Feb, 1905 – 3 Jul, 1905
Succeeded by
John B. Sparks
Preceded by
Robert E. R. Benson
Captain of H.M.S. Imogene
1 Sep, 1908 – 23 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Alfred B. Barker
Preceded by
Charles R. Curtis
Captain of H.M.S. Ocean
7 Feb, 1911[2] – 8 Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Preceded by
Arthur de K. L. May
Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
8 Aug, 1911 – 31 Oct, 1911
Succeeded by
Harold E. Browne


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 287.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.