Walter John Challoner Lake

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Walter John Challoner Lake (20 August, 1878 – 6 September, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Frank Finnis was his father-in-law.

Life & Career

Lake was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1899.

Lake was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[1]

On 5 December, 1913, Lake was appointed as Flag Commander to Vice-Admiral Commanding Second and Third Fleets Burney in H.M.S. Lord Nelson, and for War Staff Duties.[2]

Lake was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917.

Post-War

On 19 January, 1919, Lake was appointed in command of the light cruiser Concord.[3]

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Tiger in July, 1927.

Lake was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 17 May, 1929 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.

Lake was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 11 February, 1934.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Archibald Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
15 Jun, 1916[4] – Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Francis G. G. Chilton
Preceded by
William D. Paton
Captain of H.M.S. Concord
19 Jan, 1919[5]
Succeeded by
Lionel F. Maitland-Kirwan
Preceded by
Percy R. Stevens
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
Oct, 1924[6] – 2 Oct, 1926[7][8]
Succeeded by
Lawrence W. Braithwaite
Preceded by
Gordon Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
30 Jul, 1927[9][10] – Nov, 1928[11]
Succeeded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 47.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 341.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 763.
  4. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397w.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 763.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. Day of month taken from Braithwaite Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/504. f. 507.
  9. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  10. Day of month taken from Campbell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 210.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.