John Graham Crossley

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Commander (retired) John Graham Crossley, (17 January, 1895 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Crossley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1916.

Crossley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 December, 1924.

A Court of Enquiry held on 25 october 1929 concluded that Crossley showed a lack of good judgment in a collision between his Somme and the destroyer Stormcloud.

Crossley damaged the propellers of Tempest in 1931 due to an error in judgment.

Crossley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 17 January, 1934.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Harter
Captain of H.M.S. Sturgeon
14 Mar, 1925[1] – 22 Oct, 1925[2]
Succeeded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Preceded by
Joseph H. L. Yorke
Captain of H.M.S. Forres
22 Oct, 1925[3] – 18 Jan, 1926[4]
Succeeded by
Edward S. F. Fegen
Preceded by
Hugh R. Troup
Captain of H.M.S. Truant
15 Feb, 1926[5][6] – 3 Aug, 1927[7]
Succeeded by
Frederick R. G. Maunsell
Preceded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Captain of H.M.S. Trinidad
late 1927[8]
Succeeded by
Thomas C. A. H. Ouchterlony
Preceded by
Francis S. W. de Winton
Captain of H.M.S. Somme
Feb, 1929[9] – 3 Oct, 1930[10]
Succeeded by
Philip N. Walter
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Brazen
15 Jan, 1931[11] – 16 Apr, 1931[12]
Succeeded by
Henry J. Johnstone
Preceded by
Edward Eastwick-Field
Captain of H.M.S. Tempest
5 Aug, 1931[13] – 1 Oct, 1932[14]
Succeeded by
William H. B. Wallace
Preceded by
John Murray
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
1 Aug, 1933[15] – Sep, 1934[16]
Succeeded by
Rupert C. Taylor
Preceded by
Vernon Hammersley-Heenan
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
19 Apr, 1940 – 20 Nov, 1940
Succeeded by
Harold G. Bowerman

Footnotes

  1. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  2. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  3. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  4. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  5. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 275a.
  7. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  8. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 270.
  10. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  11. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  12. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  13. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?.
  14. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?. This date may be read incorrectly.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 215.
  16. Crossley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/99. f. ?. Date perhaps not entirely legible.