Henry Ralph Crooke

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Admiral SIR Henry Ralph Crooke, K.B.E., C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (7 December, 1875 – 11 February, 1952) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Crooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1912.[1]

He was Captain of Benbow sometime late in the war or in the early postwar period.[Citation needed][Fact Check]


On 11 June, 1919, Crooke was appointed a Companion of the Civil Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.), "For valuable services as Director of Naval Ordnance."[2]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 14 January, 1928, vice Grant, and placed on the Retired List on 15 January.[3]


  1. London Gazette: no. 28623. p. 4748. 2 July, 1912.
  2. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31398. p. 7507. 11 June, 1919.
  3. London Gazette: no. 33349. p. 440. 20 January, 1928.


  • "Admiral Sir Ralph Crooke" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 14 February, 1952. Issue 52235, col F, pg. 8.


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cole Cortlandt Fowler
Commanding Officer of H.M.S. Excellent
1917 — 1918
Succeeded by
Robert Nesham Bax