HMS Mackay (D 70)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Leader class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Laid down||5 Mar 1918|
|Launched||21 Dec 1918|
|Commissioned||19 May 1919|
Mackay was converted into a long-range escort at the outbreak of WWII with a reduced gun armament but carrying a complement of 50 DCs.
|Former name||HMS Claverhouse|
Commands listed for HMS Mackay (D 70)
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|1||Capt. Philip Louis Vian, RN||3 Aug 1939||26 Sep 1939|
|2||Cdr. Graham Henry Stokes, RN||26 Sep 1939||1 May 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Ernest Adams, RN||1 May 1940||10 Jun 1940|
|4||Cdr. Graham Henry Stokes, RN||10 Jun 1940||15 Oct 1940|
|5||Cdr. Eric George Anderson Clifford, RN||15 Oct 1940||late 1940|
|6||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Ernest Adams, RN||late 1940||25 Jan 1941|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Colin Coats, RN||25 Jan 1941||15 May 1941|
|8||Capt. Thomas Edgar Halsey, DSO, RN||15 May 1941||16 Sep 1941|
|9||Capt. John Piachaud Wright, DSO, RN||16 Sep 1941||5 Jul 1942|
|10||Capt. Selwyn Victor Jephson, RN||5 Jul 1942||22 Aug 1942|
|11||Lt. James Bogue Marjoribanks, RN||22 Aug 1942||29 Sep 1942|
|12||Capt. Selwyn Victor Jephson, RN||29 Sep 1942||15 Nov 1943|
|13||Cdr. Richard Frederick Jessel, DSO, DSC, RN||15 Nov 1943||Mid 1944|
|14||Lt. James Woore Cortlandt-Simpson, RN||Jun 1944|
|15||Capt. Jocelyn Stuart Cambridge Salter, DSO, OBE, RN||Jun 1944||Oct 1944 (1)|
|16||Cdr. (retired) Walter John Phipps, OBE, RN||1 Dec 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Mackay include:
17 Jan 1940
HMS Mackay (Cdr G.H. Stokes, RN) picks up 48 survivors from the British merchant Cairnross that was sunk after hitting a mine laid on 6 January 1940 by German U-boat U-30 seven nautical miles bearing 276 from the Bar Light vessel, Liverpool in position 53°32'N, 03°27'W.
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)