William Metcalfe Lang

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Vice-Admiral (retired) William Metcalfe Lang, R.N. ( – 15 December, 1906) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lang was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 3 September, 1863.

Lang was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1875.

Lang was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1884.

Lang declined an offer from the Chinese Government in 1895 to re-organise their navy in the aftermath of the war on account of his ill health.

Placed on the Retired List on account of age on 19 August, 1898.

Lang was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 22 July, 1899 and then to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 10 February, 1904.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard P. Humpage
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
10 Aug, 1891[1] – 24 May, 1892
Succeeded by
Assheton G. Curzon-Howe
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sirius
17 Mar, 1892 – 8 Jan, 1894
Succeeded by
Robert S. Rolleston
Preceded by
Frederick S. Vander-Meulen
Captain of H.M.S. Devastation
14 Aug, 1894[2] – 1 Dec, 1896
Succeeded by
Henry L. F. Royle
Preceded by
?
Captain of the Devonport Fleet Reserve
14 Aug, 1894[3] – 1 Dec, 1896
Succeeded by
John H. Rainer
Preceded by
Richard H. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Cambridge
1 Dec, 1896[4] – 14 Aug, 1898
Succeeded by
Robert W. Craigie

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 210.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 218.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 218.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 24 November, 1896. Issue 35056, col C, p. 6.