Edward George Lowther-Crofton

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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 heavy 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.

In May 1911, he assumed command of the depot ship St. George.[6]

He was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Juno on 20 January, 1913.[7]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Cæsar on 1 February, 1915.[8]

Post-War

Lowther-Crofton was appointed to Hecla II as Senior Naval Officer, Buncrana, on 15 July, 1919.[9]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 October, 1920, vice Powlett.[10]

Lowther-Crofton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 1 March, 1926.[11]

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26508. p. 2510. 1 May, 1894.
  2. The 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. The London Gazette: no. 28325. p. 29. 4 January, 1910.
  6. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  7. The Navy List (July, 1913), p. 335.
  8. The Navy List (October, 1915). p. 392o.
  9. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 17 July, 1919. Issue 42154, col G, p. 16.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32081. p. 9891. 12 October, 1920.
  11. The 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
Preceded by
Guy L. Sclater
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
May, 1911 – ?
Succeeded by
Vincent B. Molteno
Preceded by
Edwin V. Underhill
Captain of H.M.S. Juno
20 Jan, 1913 – ?
Succeeded by
Thomas C. A. Blomefield
Preceded by
Edward W. E. Wemyss
Captain of H.M.S. Cæsar
1 Feb, 1915 – ?
Succeeded by
Cunningham R. de C. Foot
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