Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley VC, DSC, RN

Born  2 Nov 1893Chelsea, London, England
Died  24 Jan 1986(92)Mappercombe Manor, Nettlecombe, Bridport, Dorset, England

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15 May 1911 Mid.
15 Sep 1913 A/S.Lt
30 Apr 1914 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1915 Lt.
15 Sep 1923 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1928 Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Capt.
6 Feb 1942 Rear-Admiral
15 Aug 1945 Vice-Admiral
3 Feb 1949 Admiral (Retired)

Retired: 3 May 1947


23 Jul 1918 DSC
28 Aug 1918 VC
28 Jun 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1945 CB
13 Jun 1946 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley, RN

HMS Warspite (03)Capt.Battleship1 May 193727 Apr 1940

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Battleship HMS Warspite (03)

13 Apr 1940 (position 68.29, 17.30)
German U-boat U-64 was sunk in the Herjangsfjord near Narvik, Norway, in approximate position 68°29'N, 17°30'E, by a bomb from Swordfish aircraft L 9767 carried on the British battleship HMS Warspite (Capt. V.A.C. Crutchley, VC, DSC, RN).

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