Clement Loftus Long

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Captain (retired) Clement Loftus Long, R.N. (29 December, 1880 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bramfield, Hertford, Long gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Long was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1900.

Appoined as gunnery officer in Russell from 21 April 1906, Long deeply impressed Captain Robert S. Lowry who wrote he was "one of the best & most zealous officers I have ever met."

Long was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1908.

Long was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 February, 1913.

Long was appointed in command of the destroyer Petard on 14 August, 1918.[1]


Long was promoted to the rank of Commander on 11 November, 1918.

Long was promoted to the rank of Captain on 21 November, 1928.

World War II

Reverted 3 August, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James U. Farie
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
21 Jul, 1903[2] – 18 Aug, 1903
Succeeded by
William E. Middleton
Preceded by
Herbert M. Denny
Captain of H.M.S. Teazer
14 Jul, 1904 – c. Aug, 1904
Succeeded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Preceded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
22 Mar, 1917 – 30 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Preceded by
George E. Lewin
Captain of H.M.S. Triad
3 Sep, 1917 – 28 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
George E. Lewin
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Mistletoe
7 Aug, 1918 – 14 Aug, 1918
Succeeded by
Nelson Wheelwright
Preceded by
John L. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Petard
14 Aug, 1918[3] – 1919[4]
Succeeded by
Percy R. P. Percival


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  2. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  4. The month and day are not legible.