Victor Alexander Charles Crutchley

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Admiral SIRVictor Alexander Charles Crutchley, V.C., K.C.B., D.S.C., R.N., Retired (2 November, 1893 – 24 January, 1986) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Promoted to Midshipman on 15 May, 1911.[1]

Crutchley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1915.

D.S.C. for Zeebrugge Raid.

Awarded a V.C. for Ostend blocking operation.

Post-War

Crutchley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1923.

Crutchley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1938.

Crutchley was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1932.

Crutchley was appointed in command of the battleship Warspite in May, 1937.

World War II

Crutchley was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 February, 1942.

Crutchley was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 August, 1945. Placed on the Retired List on 3 May, 1947, he was promoted to the rank of Admiral (retired) on 3 February, 1949.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert G. D. Acland
Senior Officer, First Minesweeping Flotilla
31 Jul, 1935[2]
Succeeded by
Percival C. W. Manwaring
Preceded by
Hubert G. D. Acland
Captain of H.M.S. Harebell
May, 1936 – 20 Apr, 1937[3]
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
John S. G. Fraser
Captain of Fishery Protection and Minesweeping Flotilla
May, 1936 – 20 Apr, 1937[4]
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
Arthur G. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
1 May, 1937[5] – 31 Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
Douglas B. Fisher
Preceded by
Hugh R. Marrack
as Commodore in Charge & Commodore Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar
Vice-Admiral in Charge & Admiral Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar
14 Jan, 1945 – Jan, 1947[6]
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 19.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 246.
  3. Superseded that day. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  4. Superseded that day. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 290.
  6. Superseded then. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.