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Lowther-Crofton was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 September, 1892, and was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 14 March, 1893.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26508/pages/2510 no. 26508.  p. 2510.]  1 May, 1894.</ref>
 
Lowther-Crofton was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 September, 1892, and was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} dated 14 March, 1893.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26508/pages/2510 no. 26508.  p. 2510.]  1 May, 1894.</ref>
 
    
 
    
Lowther-Crofton was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 26 June, 1902, aged twenty-eight years, ten months and seventeen days.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27448/supplements/4198 (Supplement) no. 27448.  p. 4198.]  26 June, 1902.</ref>  He was appointed to the armoured cruiser [[H.M.S. Hogue (1900)|''Hogue'']] on 1 July, 1903.<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 24 June, 1903.  Issue '''37115''', col E, pg. 9.</ref>  On 21 May, 1904, he was appointed Commander of the armoured cruiser [[H.M.S. Suffolk (1903)|''Suffolk'']].<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 26 April, 1904.  Issue '''37378''', col E, pg. 10.</ref>
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Lowther-Crofton was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 26 June, 1902, aged twenty-eight years, ten months and seventeen days.<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/27448/supplements/4198 (Supplement) no. 27448.  p. 4198.]  26 June, 1902.</ref>  He was appointed to the armoured cruiser [[H.M.S. Hogue (1900)|''Hogue'']] on 1 July, 1903.<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Wednesday, 24 June, 1903.  Issue '''37115''', col E, p. 9.</ref>  On 21 May, 1904, he was appointed Commander of the armoured cruiser [[H.M.S. Suffolk (1903)|''Suffolk'']].<ref>"Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Tuesday, 26 April, 1904.  Issue '''37378''', col E, p. 10.</ref>
  
 
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Lowther-Crofton was appointed to ''Hecla II'' as Senior Naval Officer, Buncrana, on 15 July, 1919.<ref>"Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Thursday, 17 July, 1919.  Issue '''42154''', col G, pg. 16.</ref>
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Lowther-Crofton was appointed to ''Hecla II'' as Senior Naval Officer, Buncrana, on 15 July, 1919.<ref>"Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices).  ''The Times''.  Thursday, 17 July, 1919.  Issue '''42154''', col G, p. 16.</ref>
  
 
He was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 7 October, 1920, vice [[Frederick Armand Powlett|Powlett]].<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32081/pages/9891 no. 32081.  p. 9891.]  12 October, 1920.</ref>
 
He was promoted to the rank of {{RearRN}} on 7 October, 1920, vice [[Frederick Armand Powlett|Powlett]].<ref>''London Gazette'': [http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32081/pages/9891 no. 32081.  p. 9891.]  12 October, 1920.</ref>

Revision as of 21:45, 29 August 2012

Vice-Admiral Edward George Lowther-Crofton, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (9 August, 1873 – 19 July, 1942) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lowther-Crofton was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 September, 1892, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant dated 14 March, 1893.[1]

Lowther-Crofton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 26 June, 1902, aged twenty-eight years, ten months and seventeen days.[2] He was appointed to the armoured cruiser Hogue on 1 July, 1903.[3] On 21 May, 1904, he was appointed Commander of the armoured cruiser Suffolk.[4]

Captain

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1909.[5] Although he had spent over seven years as a Commander, he was still only thirty-six when promoted to Captain.

He was appointed in command the battleship Cæsar on 1 February, 1915.[6]

Post-War

Lowther-Crofton was appointed to Hecla II as Senior Naval Officer, Buncrana, on 15 July, 1919.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 October, 1920, vice Powlett.[8]

Lowther-Crofton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 March, 1926.[9]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 26508. p. 2510. 1 May, 1894.
  2. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27448. p. 4198. 26 June, 1902.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 24 June, 1903. Issue 37115, col E, p. 9.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 26 April, 1904. Issue 37378, col E, p. 10.
  5. London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  6. The Navy List (October, 1915). p. 392o.
  7. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 July, 1919. Issue 42154, col G, p. 16.
  8. London Gazette: no. 32081. p. 9891. 12 October, 1920.
  9. London Gazette: no. 33139. p. 1650. 5 March, 1926.

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Adml. Lowther-Crofton" (Obituaries). The Times. Friday, 24 July, 1942. Issue 49296, col E, pg. 7.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
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