William Beveridge Mackenzie

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Rear-Admiral William Beveridge Mackenzie, R.N. (9 February, 1885 – 6 July, 1951) served in the Royal Navy.

This William B. Mackenzie (denoted as "b" in his Service Record) has been confused at times with William Bowen Mackenzie (born 1880, and whose Service Record denotes him as "a"), owing to their having the same middle initial and being contemporaries.

Life & Career

Born in Bowhill, Dunbarton. Mackenzie ranked sixth among 62 successful candidates in examinations for entry to the Britannia intake term of September 1899, with 2659 marks.[1]

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1905.

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1913.

Mackenzie was torpedo officer in the battleship Royal Oak during the war.

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Probationary Flight Commander on 30 April, 1917.

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.


Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1924.

Mackenzie was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 January, 1936 and placed on the Retired List the following day.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sydney K. Mason
Captain of H.M. T.B. 45
6 Oct, 1905[2] – 22 Oct, 1906
Succeeded by
Kenneth B. M. Churchill
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Emerald
Oct, 1925 – 26 Apr, 1926
Succeeded by
Hugh T. England
Preceded by
Stephen D. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Heather
27 Apr, 1926 – 18 Jan, 1927
Succeeded by
Ennis T. R. Chambers
Preceded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Captain A/S
18 Jan, 1927[3] – 12 Apr, 1928
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
17 Apr, 1928[4] – 1 Jul, 1929
Succeeded by
Eric R. Bent
Preceded by
James S. C. Salmond
Captain of Portsmouth Signal School
2 Jan, 1930[5] – 4 Jan, 1932
Succeeded by
Herbert Fitzherbert
Preceded by
Francis R. Baxter
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
8 Jan, 1932[6] – Apr, 1934
Succeeded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Preceded by
Henry R. Sawbridge
Director of Torpedoes and Mining
18 Apr, 1934 – 29 Oct, 1935
Succeeded by
W. Frederic Wake-Walker


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 12, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35906.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 257.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 230.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 281.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 245.