Hubert Edwin Gore-Langton

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Commander Hubert Edwin Gore-Langton, D.S.O. (18 August, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Gore-Langton gained seven months' time on passing out of Britannia. He was appointed to Magnificent in the Channel on 15 January, 1899.

Gore-Langton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1904.[1]

Around late 1906 and early 1907 while in Ariadne, he was involved in "Aim Corrector Experiments."[2]

Gore-Langton was appointed in command of the destroyer Afridi on 3 December, 1912.[3]

Gore-Langton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1912. In 1913, he was placed on half-pay in order that he could attend to "urgent private affairs."[4]

On 20 December, 1913, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Ghurka.[5]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Midge on 3 February, 1914.[6]

On some date in 1915, perhaps 11 August, he was judged to have engaged in "insubordinate conduct on H.M.S. Midge", which elicited severe displeasure.[7]

Gore-Langton grounded Phoebe on 27 January, 1918 and was cautioned to be more careful in future.[8]

Gore-Langton was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 23 April, 1918 for services during operations on the Belgian Coast.[9]

Phoebe collided with Murray on 6 September, 1918 and Gore-Langton was considered partly to blame.[10]

Post-War

Gore-Langton was placed on the Retired List as unfit on 8 May 1919.[11] In 1927, it was noted that he was not qualified for a step in rank upon reaching the age of 45.

World War II

Gore-Langton was admitted to Royal Naval Hospital, Plymouth on 10 September 1941 with a nervous debility. Following a series of re-surveys, on 12 December he was made a hospital case at Plymouth. He reverted to the Retired List as medically unfit on 16 January, 1942.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 22
22 Mar, 1909[12][13] – 3 Mar, 1911[14]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Richardson
Preceded by
John P. Champion
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
3 Mar, 1911[15][16] – 29 Feb, 1912[17]
Succeeded by
Oswald T. Hodgson
Preceded by
Percy J. Helyar
Captain of H.M.S. Staunch
29 Feb, 1912[18][19] – 3 Dec, 1912[20]
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Preceded by
Herbert W. Wyld
Captain of H.M.S. Afridi
3 Dec, 1912[21][22] – 7 Jul, 1913[23]
Succeeded by
Edmond A. B. Stanley
Preceded by
Loftus W. Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Ghurka
20 Dec, 1913[24] – 3 Feb, 1914[25]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Richardson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Midge
3 Feb, 1914[26] – 2 Aug, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
James R. C. Cavendish
Preceded by
William A. Cooke-Hurle
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
1 Oct, 1915[28] – 19 Jan, 1917[29]
Succeeded by
William H. H. S. Thomson
Preceded by
Percy J. Helyar
Captain of H.M.S. Cossack
11 Feb, 1917[30] – 6 Jul, 1917[31]
Succeeded by
Adam Ferguson
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain of H.M.S. Phoebe
6 Jul, 1917[32][33] – 8 Oct, 1918[34]
Succeeded by
John Brooke

Footnotes

  1. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  2. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 272.
  4. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 319.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 356.
  7. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  8. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  9. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  10. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  11. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  12. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 399.
  14. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  15. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  16. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 397.
  17. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  18. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  19. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 378.
  20. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  21. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 272.
  23. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 319.
  25. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 396.
  27. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  28. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  29. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  30. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  31. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  32. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?
  33. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396l.
  34. Gore-Langton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/16. f. 419?