John Colin Howard Lindsay

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Captain John Colin Howard Lindsay, R.N. (27 December, 1877 – 17 January, 1954) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Brompton.

Lindsay was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April, 1900.

Lindsay was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.

Lindsay was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.


Lindsay was appointed in command of the light cruiser Chester on 13 January, 1919.[1]

Lindsay was placed on the Retirted List at his own request on 10 August, 1922.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald E. Carr
Captain of H.M.S. Lynx
14 Jul, 1904 – late 1904
Succeeded by
Alfred Reep
Preceded by
John S. Dumaresq
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
9 Nov, 1904 – Dec, 1904
Succeeded by
William G. A. Kennedy
Preceded by
James U. Farie
Captain of H.M.S. Banshee
Dec, 1904 – Jan, 1905
Succeeded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Preceded by
Humphrey H. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Campania
16 Aug, 1918 – 5 Nov, 1918[2]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
John G. Armstrong
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
2 Jan, 1919 – 13 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Frederic H. Walter
Preceded by
Robert N. Lawson
Captain of H.M.S. Chester
13 Jan, 1919[3] – 8 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
Vernon Hammersley-Heenan
Preceded by
Arthur K. Betty
Captain of H.M.S. Royalist
1 Jul, 1920 – 16 Aug, 1920
Succeeded by
Frank Lumb
Preceded by
Norton A. Sulivan
Captain of H.M.S. Cordelia
17 May, 1921 – 10 Aug, 1922
Succeeded by
William G. Howard


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 757.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 144.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 757.