Edmund Charles Croswell DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Jan 1940 Lt.
1 Jan 1948 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 16 Nov 1958


Decorations

16 Aug 1940 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Edmund Charles Croswell, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 28 (N 28)Lt.Submarine10 May 19437 Oct 1943
HMS Truant (N 68)Lt.Submarine25 Nov 194322 Nov 1944
HMS Truculent (P 315)Lt.Submarine23 Nov 194414 Feb 1946

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Submarine HMS H 28 (N 28)


1 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. (1)

2 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (1)

4 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (1)

5 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Portsmouth. (1)

6 Jul 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Yarmouth. (1)

7 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) shifted from Yarmouth to Plymouth. (1)

8 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) shifted from Plymouth to Falmouth. (1)

9 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed Falmouth for Rothesay. At sea she made rendez-vous with her escort, the destroyer HMS Scimitar. (1)

11 Jul 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (1)

14 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (1)

15 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

16 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

19 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

20 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

21 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

26 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

27 Jul 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (1)

1 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
During exercises in the Clyde area, HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN), served as target for HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR). (2)

10 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (2)

19 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) is undocked. (2)

20 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted diving trials in the Clyde area. (2)

21 Aug 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN), HMS H 33 (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) and HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) all departed Rothesay for Londonderry. They were escorted by HMS Kihna (A/Cdr.(Retd.) A.R.W. Sayle, RD, RNR). (2)

22 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Londonderry. (2)

23 Aug 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN), HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. K.L. Dyer, DSC, RCN) and HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR). (2)

24 Aug 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (2)

29 Aug 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Spiraea (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR). (2)

2 Sep 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Starling (Capt. F.W. Walker, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Wild Goose (A/Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, DSC, RN), HMS Amaranthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR) and HMS Bentinck (Cdr.(Retd.) H.J.R. Paramore, RN). (3)

3 Sep 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR) and HMS Amaranthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (3)

4 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

5 Sep 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN) and HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR). (3)

6 Sep 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RD, RNR) and HMS Abelia (Lt. R.I. Floris, RNZNR). (3)

8 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

12 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

13 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

14 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

15 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

17 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

20 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

21 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

22 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

25 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

26 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

30 Sep 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (3)

1 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (4)

4 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (4)

5 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (4)

6 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. (4)

7 Oct 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle. Upon completion of these exercises Lt. Kelly took over command from Lt. Croswell. (4)


Submarine HMS Truant (N 68)


15 Dec 1943
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Crosswell, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She made the passage together with HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR). (5)

17 Dec 1943
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Crosswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (6)

18 Dec 1943
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Crosswell, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR). (5)

20 Dec 1943
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Crosswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Blyth. She was assigned to training new submarine crews. (6)

16 Mar 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Blyth for Lerwick from where she is to patrol of the Norwegian coast to intercept the damaged German battleship Tirpitz that is reported to return to Germany for repairs. (7)

17 Mar 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick to top off with fuel. (7)

18 Mar 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Lerwick for her 27th war patrol. She is forced to abandon this patrol and head back to Lerwick after only a few hours due to mechanical problems. (7)

24 Mar 1944
As it by now had become clear to the British high command that Tirpitz was not proceeding towards Germany, HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) was ordered to leave Lerwick and proceed to Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN), HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN), HMS Vivid. (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) and HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN). They were escorted by the British minesweepers HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr.(retired) C.M. Norman, RN). (7)

27 Mar 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. A period of more exercises followed to work up to a 'front submarine' as Truant will be sent to the Far East in the future. (7)

15 May 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) is docked at Holy Loch. (8)

16 May 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) is undocked. (8)

22 Jun 1944
After another period with more exercises HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for the Far East. She is to join the Eastern Fleet. She made the passage to Gibraltar in convoy KMS 55.

For the daily positions of HMS Truant during this passage see the map below.


HMS Truant abandoned passage U.K. - Far East click here for bigger map (9)

4 Jul 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. Before she can continue to Malta some repairs to both main engines are required. (10)

29 Jul 1944
With the repairs to both main engines completed, HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN), departed from Gibraltar for Malta. (10)

3 Aug 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta. While at Malta more engine defects were discovered. (11)

21 Aug 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) is docked at Malta. (11)

1 Sep 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) left dock. (12)

17 Sep 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Malta with convoy GUS-52 for Gibraltar. She was ordered to return to the U.K. due to the nature of her recent engine defects. Her deployment to the Far East being cancelled. (12)

22 Sep 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (12)

29 Sep 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Portsmouth. She makes this trip with convoy MKS-62. (13)

7 Oct 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth. She was escorted in by HMS Sharpshooter (Lt.Cdr. W.L. O'Mara, DSC, RN). (13)

8 Oct 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Falmouth for Portland where she arrived later this day. (13)

9 Oct 1944
HMS Truant (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Portland for Portsmouth where she arrived later this day.

Truant will remain at Portsmouth for engine repairs and refit until early March 1945. (13)


Submarine HMS Truculent (P 315)


29 Nov 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for the United States. She is to refit at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

For the daily positions of HMS Truculent during this passage see the map below.


HMS Truculent passage Dundee - Philadelphiaclick here for bigger map (14)

30 Nov 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (14)

1 Dec 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow with her escort HMS Northern Spray (T/Lt. G.J.Y. Thorpe, RNVR).

After a few hours Northern Spray reports that her Asdic is out of commission and both ships returned to Scapa Flow. (15)

2 Dec 1944
After repairs to the Asdic set of HMS Northern Spray (T/Lt. G.J.Y. Thorpe, RNVR), HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow again to begin her trip to the U.S.A. (15)

12 Dec 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) and her escort HMS Northern Spray (T/Lt. G.J.Y. Thorpe, RNVR) arrive at St. John's, Canada. En-route damage was done to both ships in very heavy weather. (15)

16 Dec 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) and her escort HMCS Collingwood (T/Lt. H.R. Knight, RCNR) depart from St. John's bound for Philadelphia, U.S.A. (15)

22 Dec 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived in Delaware Bay, she now proceeds up river towards Philadelphia. (15)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a much needed refit. (15)

25 Jun 1945
With her refit completed HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from the U.S. Navy yard at Philadelphia for New London, Connecticut. She proceeded to Delaware Bay and then anchors. (16)

27 Jun 1945
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from Delaware Bay for New London. (16)

28 Jun 1945
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at New London, Connecticut for a short period of training before proceeding back to the U.K. (16)

12 Jul 1945
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) departed from New London, Connecticut, U.S.A. for Holy Loch.

For the daily positions of HMS Truculent during this passage see the map below.


HMS Truculent passage New London - Holy Lochclick here for bigger map (17)

24 Jul 1945
HMS Truculent (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch to begin a period of training. (17)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17760
  2. ADM 173/17761
  3. ADM 173/17762
  4. ADM 173/17763
  5. ADM 199/627
  6. ADM 199/2572
  7. ADM 173/18093
  8. ADM 173/18095
  9. ADM 199/1385
  10. ADM 173/18097
  11. ADM 173/18098
  12. ADM 173/18099
  13. ADM 199/1861
  14. ADM 173/18992
  15. ADM 173/18993
  16. ADM 173/19885
  17. ADM 173/19886

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


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