William Johns Beckett Law

From The Dreadnought Project
Jump to: navigation, search

Captain William Johns Beckett Law (21 August, 1874 – 22 November, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Law was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in May, 1895.

Law was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1907.

Law was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.

Post-War

Law was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer on 21 December, 1918.[1]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caroline on 6 February, 1919.[2]

Law was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 August, 1922.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert G. Corbett
Captain of H.M. T.B. 45
11 Jul, 1899 – 19 Apr, 1900
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
George P. Leith
Captain of H.M.S. Topaze
31 Mar, 1914[3] – 5 May, 1915
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Fox
Preceded by
Henry G. Sherbrooke
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
21 Dec, 1918[4] – 6 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Lewis W. Braithwaite
Preceded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Captain of H.M.S. Caroline
6 Feb, 1919[5] – 19 Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Ralph S. Wykes-Sneyd

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 813.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 753.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398r.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 813.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 742.