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|77k||Lt. Commander Alexander Slidell MacKenzie, born 24 January 1842 in New York, was appointed midshipman 29 September 1855. Serving in Hartford on the China station at the outbreak of the Civil War, he returned to the United States and joined gunboat Kineo, in which he served during Farragut's daring dash past Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the lower Mississippi to capture New Orleans in 1862. During 1863 and 1864 he participated in the blockade of Charleston and the attacks on Fort Sumter and Morris Island. After the end of the war, he returned to the Far East in Hartford, in which he served until 13 June 1867, when he was killed on Formosa while leading a reprisal attack against those responsible for the deaths of the entire crew of the American bark Rover.|
Lieutenant Commander Alexander S. MacKenzie, photographed circa 1865. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 47991.
Views of MacKenzie (DD-614) off San Pedro, 09 December 1942. MacKenzie was underway that morning to swing compasses; her War Diary for this day mentions "taking official pictures of the ship" from 0930-1040.
Views of MacKenzie (DD-614) off Hunters Point, 05 February 1943. MacKenzie was underway that morning to calibrate the ship's magnetic submarine detector and compasses. Later in the afternoon she anchored in San Francisco Harbor, dragigng her anchor in a strong ebb tide and running her stern into the bow of USS McLanahan (DD-615). No serious damage was incurred, but one depth charge was lost overboard. Photos from NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard Ship Files.
|Ed Zajkowski & Tracy White|
|96k||USS Mackenzie (DD-614) along with other units of DesRon 15 moored in the port of Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, July 1943, awaiting the commencement of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Photo from "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" by Theodore Roscoe.||Robert Hurst|
|108k||At New York Navy Yard, 24 December 1943. MacKenzie was at the yard for repairs, including receiving a Combat Information Center, from 12 to 26 December 1943.||Ed Zajkowski|
USS MacKenzie (DD-614) and USS McLanahan (DD-615) moored in the Gulf of Oran, circa February 1944.
|88k||USS MacKenzie (DD-614) and USS Ordronaux (DD-617) at thirty knots making smoke and circling British cruiser HMS Dido, in response to German shore fire directed at the British cruiser, 18 May 1944.|
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Oulds, D.C. (Lt), Photo No. © IWM (A 23710).
|85k||Looking aft from the bridge of the USS MacKenzie (DD-614) at the British cruiser HMS Dido shelling German positions west of Gaetta, Italy, 18 May 1944. The destroyers Mackenzie and Ordronaux provided escort and assistance to the British cruiser.|
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Oulds, D.C. (Lt), Photo No. © IWM (A 23713).
|52k||Off Gibraltar, 1944||Gerd Matthes|
|82k||Off either Oran or Palermo, 1944.||Gerd Matthes|
|146k||Allied Press Service report on Italian Front activities including those of the MacKenzie from 09 April 1945.||Gerd Matthes|
|42k||USS Thorn (DD-647), USS McLanahan (DD-615) and USS MacKenzie (DD-614) in reserve at Philadelphia Navy Yard, 13 August 1973.||Kaj Swenson|
|01||CDR Daniel Byrd Miller (USNA 1926)||21 November 1942 - 01 October 1943|
|02||CDR Basil Norris Rittenhouse, Jr. (USNA 1928)||01 October 1943 - 12 November 1944|
|03||LCDR Overton Dickinson Hughlett (USNA 1939)||12 November 1944 - 04 February 1946|
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