Henry Neville Lake

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Captain (retired) Henry Neville Lake, D.S.O., D.S.C., (20 February, 1893 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

He was qualified as an interpreter in Spanish.

Life & Career

Lake was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1915. In early 1916, he was appointed to Dolphin and then to Vulcan for submarines. On 19 April, 1916, he was appointed to D 4. On 6 January, 1917, he was appointed to E 52. His first command was that of C 13, appointed 5 January, 1918 and lasting until 20 July.[1]

Lake was appointed in command of G 2 on 20 July, 1918 and was in command of the submarine G 2 on 28 October, 1918, when she sank U 78 in a night attack at 56deg 16' N., 5deg 15' E..[2]

Post-War

Lake was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1923.[3]

He married Florence May Walsham in Foochow China on 21 October, 1924.[4]

Lake was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1927. In that year, he was cautioned to be more careful in future following an error in judgment that resulted in the grounding of L 22 and H 48.[5]

Lake was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 8 April, 1937.[6]

Lake was promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List on 20 February, 1938.[7]

World War II

Lake superseded Hubert Henry de Burgh in command of the Armed Merchant Cruiser Forfar on 13 November, 1939.[8]

See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. C 13
5 Jan, 1918[9] – 20 Jul, 1918[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Alfred M. Winser
Captain of H.M.S. G 2
20 Jul, 1918[11] – 21 Mar, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edgar H. Dolphin
Captain of H.M.S. E 41
31 Oct, 1919[13] – 7 Nov, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Preceded by
Walter A. C. Dickson
Captain of H.M.S. L 7
6 Dec, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Spragge
Preceded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Captain of H.M.S. L 18
24 Feb, 1925[16] – Nov, 1926[17]
Succeeded by
Vivian R. S. Bowlby
Preceded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Captain of H.M.S. L 14
24 Feb, 1925[18]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Captain of H.M.S. L 17
24 Feb, 1925[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Thomas Parkinson
Captain of H.M.S. L 12
7 May, 1926[20] – 19 May, 1926[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur S. Lindsell
Captain of H.M.S. L 22
Nov, 1926[22] – 1 Aug, 1927[23]
Succeeded by
Gerald E. Colpoys
Preceded by
Cyril G. B. Coltart
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
13 Apr, 1931[24][25] – Nov, 1933[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert A. Forster
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
9 Apr, 1935[27] – 11 Dec, 1936[28]
Succeeded by
Ivan W. Whitehorn

Footnotes

  1. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  2. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  3. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  4. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  5. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  6. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  7. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  8. Uboat.net
  9. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  10. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  11. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  12. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  13. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  14. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 250.
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  17. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 251.
  20. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  21. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  22. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  23. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  24. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 229.
  25. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  26. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  27. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.
  28. Lake Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/55. f. 66.