Arthur Goodenough Craufurd

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Vice-Admiral Arthur Goodenough Craufurd (10 April, 1879 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy and served as H.M.S. Tiger's executive officer at the Battle of Jutland.

Life & Career

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Craufurd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1899.[1]

Craufurd was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1911.[2]

Craufurd was appointed to Talbot from 1 March, 1912 to 20 December, 1912 when he was appointed to Devonshire from 21 December, 1912. He would remain in her through 1915.

Craufurd left Devonshire when he was appointed to Tiger from 5 January, 1916. He was her executive officer at the Battle of Jutland and was recommended for promotion for his service in the action. His promotion to the rank of Captain was dated 30 June, 1916.[3]

Craufurd was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Hyacinth on 30 November, 1917.[4]

Post-War

In June, 1919, Craufurd was appointed in command of the light cruiser Birmingham.[5] In November, the Admiralty would express its displeasure with a Court of Enquiry into "a refusal of duty by certain of ship's company" in September.

Craufurd was lent to the Royal Australian Navy for two years from 6 January, 1923, becoming Captain Superintendent of Sydney Dockyard. The appointment lasted until 15 July, 1925 at which time he undertook a year of Technical and War Courses. On 8 July, 1925, he was appointed Captain in Charge and King's Harbour Master, Portland. This appointment ended when Craufurd was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1928 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[6]

Craufurd was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 24 September, 1932.[7]

World War II

Craufurd was appointed as Royal Naval Officer, Padstow on 6 October, 1942, serving in the rank of Commander. His work in the face of reduced staff impressed Admiral Thesiger.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Joseph Sanders
Captain of H.M.S. Ferret
21 Jul, 1903[9]
Succeeded by
Richard F. H. Hartland-Mahon
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Captain of H.M.S. Boadicea
6 Feb, 1917[10][11] – 30 Aug, 1917[12]
Succeeded by
Edwin H. Edwards
Preceded by
William H. D. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
24 Sep, 1917[13][14]c. 24 Oct, 1917
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Buchanan-Wollaston
Preceded by
David M. Anderson
Captain of H.M.S. Hyacinth
30 Nov, 1917[15][16]
Succeeded by
Alan J. Mackenzie-Grieve
Preceded by
Alan J. Mackenzie-Grieve
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
Jun, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
Henry E. F. Aylmer
Preceded by
John F. Robins
as Captain of H.M.S. Encounter
Captain of H.M.A.S. Penguin
9 Mar, 1923[18]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Wynter
Preceded by
Charles T. Hardy
Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
8 Jul, 1925 – 16 Jan, 1928
Succeeded by
Leonard L. P. Willan

Footnotes

  1. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 18.
  3. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 815-6.
  5. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 741.
  6. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  7. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  8. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  9. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1903. Issue 37134, col D, p. 8.
  10. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  11. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 391v.
  12. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  13. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  14. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393w.
  15. Craufurd Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/90/87. f. 87.
  16. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 815-6.
  17. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 741.
  18. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 294.