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Royal Naval Biography/Lake, Willoughby


Eldest son of Vice-Admiral Sir Willoughby T. Lake, K.C.B., by Charlotte, daughter of the late Admiral John Macbride[1].

This officer was made a lieutenant into the Superb 78, bearing the broad pendant of Sir Thomas M. Hardy, commander-in-chief on the South American station, May 18th, 1821. He subsequently served as flag-lieutenant to his highly respected father, with whom he returned from the Halifax station, Aug 12th, 1827. His promotion to the rank of commander took place on the 20th of that month.