Desmond Lisburn Curtis Craig

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Lieutenant-Commander Desmond Lisburn Curtis Craig, (6 March, 1904 – 19 October, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Craig was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 April, 1926.[1]

Craig was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 April, 1934.[2]

Craig was appointed in command of the "V" Class destroyer Venetia on 25 May, 1940 and died when she was lost to a mine in the North Sea on 19 October, 1940.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Geoffrey H. Peters
Captain of H.M.S. Ambuscade
1 Sep, 1936
Succeeded by
Arthur O. Johnson
Preceded by
Ernest W. Reep
Captain of H.M.S. Acheron
8 Feb, 1937[3]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Hodgkinson
Preceded by
Bernulf H. de C. Mellor
Captain of H.M.S. Venetia
25 May, 1940 – 19 Oct, 1940
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. page on the man.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 19.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 213.