Henry Berwick Crane, RN

Born  19 Jun 1894Birlingham, Worcestershire, England, U.K.
Died  6 Nov 1987(93)Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England, U.K.


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Ranks

15 Jan 1912 Mid.
15 May 1914 A/S.Lt.
15 Feb 1915 S.Lt.
15 May 1916 Lt.
15 May 1924 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1929 Cdr.
30 Jun 1937 Capt.

Retired: 5 Jul 1946


Decorations

13 Jun 1946 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Henry Berwick Crane, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Birmingham (19)Capt.Light cruiser15 Dec 19416 Sep 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Light cruiser HMS Birmingham (19)


25 May 1942
The light cruiser HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.B. Crane, RN) and the destroyers HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN) HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN), HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr M.J. Clark, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) departed Kilindini for Aden. (1)

30 May 1942
HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.B. Crane, RN), HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN), HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr M.J. Clark, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) arrived at Aden. They departed for Suez later the same day. (1)

3 Jun 1942
HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.B. Crane, RN), HMS Pakenham (Capt. E.B.K. Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. R.D.H.S. Pankhurst, RN), HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr M.J. Clark, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) arrived at Suez. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/115433
  2. ADM 53/115434

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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