Ronald Clinton Mayne

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Captain (retired) Ronald Clinton Mayne, R.N. (12 February, 1882 – 10 September, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Mayne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1902.

Mayne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1910.[1]

Mayne was appointed to the armed merchant cruiser Marmora on 3 August, 1914 under the command of Captain James Uchtred Farie.[2]

Maybe was credited with safely bringing the sweeping sloop Rosemary into harbour after she was torpedoed by U 63 in the North Sea on 4 July, 1916.

Mayne was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1918.[3]

Mayne was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 27 October, 1922 and promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 12 February, 1927.

World War II

In 1944 H.M.S. Rosemarkie[?] suffered a fire. Mayne was chastised for not having distributed fire fighting equipment.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Alyssum
3 Dec, 1915 – 2 Jan, 1916
Succeeded by
Graham C. Glen
Preceded by
William H. S. S. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Buttercup
2 Jan, 1916 – Apr, 1916
Succeeded by
William R. Napier
Preceded by
Cyril P. Franklin
Captain of H.M.S. Rosemary
Apr, 1916[4] – 30 Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
Graham F. W. Wilson
Preceded by
William R. Napier
Senior Naval Officer, Tenth Sloop Flotilla
26 Dec, 1916 – 30 Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Charles H. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Parthian
30 Jul, 1919 – Aug, 1919
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 63a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401p.
  3. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 128.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 897.