Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Lewis Gonne Eyre Crabbe, C.B., C.I.E., C.B.E., D.S.O. (19 January, 1882 – 2 July, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Crabbe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1903.[1]

Crabbe was appointed in command of the destroyer Flying Fish on 30 September, 1903.[2]

Crabbe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1911.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Hardy on 27 August, 1913.[4]

Great War

Crabbe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[5]

Crabbe commanded the destroyer Ophelia of Fourth Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[6]

Post-War

Crabbe was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Saumarez on 1 January, 1919.[7]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Montrose on 4 July, 1919.[8]

Crabbe was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1922.[9]

Crabbe served as Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf, first in command of the old hired yacht Triad and then, from March, 1933, in command of the sloop Shoreham. He was superseded in his role in the Persian Gulf in April, 1933.[10]

Crabbe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 28 February, 1934.[11]

Crabbe was granted permission to wear the U.S. Navy Cross, which he was awarded in recognition of his services to assist the survivors of the American gunboat Panay when she was sunk in the Yangtze River by Japanese air attack in December, 1937. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 17 June, 1938.[12]

Crabbe was posthumously promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 5 November, 1957.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh P. Buckle
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
30 Sep, 1903[14]c. 23 Oct, 1903[15][16]
Succeeded by
Ernest E. Parker
Preceded by
Frederick E. K. Strong
Captain of H.M.S. Ferret
26 Mar, 1908[17][18] – Nov, 1908[19]
Succeeded by
Edwin A. Homan
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M. T.B. 29
Nov, 1908[20][21] – 10 Jun, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Reginald S. Goff
Captain of H.M.S. Garry
10 Jun, 1910[23] – 13 Feb, 1911[24]
Succeeded by
George W. Taylor
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lyra
13 Feb, 1911[25][26] – 1 Aug, 1911[27]
Succeeded by
Edward A. D. Masterman
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
27 Aug, 1913[28][29] – May, 1916[30]
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Ophelia
c. 10 May, 1916[31][32] – 16 Jun, 1916[33]
Succeeded by
George L. D. Gibbs
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
22 Apr, 1918[34] – 14 Nov, 1918[35]
Succeeded by
Richard B. England
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Stuart
14 Nov, 1918[36] – 1 Jan, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower
Preceded by
The Hon. William S. Leveson-Gower
Captain of H.M.S. Saumarez
1 Jan, 1919[38][39] – 5 Mar, 1919[40]
Succeeded by
Kerrison Kiddle
Preceded by
George O. Hewett
Captain of H.M.S. Penn
5 Mar, 1919[41][42] – 23 Feb, 1922[43]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
4 Jul, 1919[44][45] – 23 Feb, 1922[46]
Succeeded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Preceded by
Richard B. England
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
10 Jul, 1924[47] – 15 Sep, 1924[48]
Succeeded by
Colin K. MacLean
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
15 Sep, 1924[49] – 15 Jan, 1925[50]
Succeeded by
James V. Creagh
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
15 Sep, 1924[51] – 15 Jan, 1925[52]
Succeeded by
James V. Creagh
Preceded by
Sidney R. Bailey
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
15 Jan, 1925[53] – 4 Jul, 1926[54]
Succeeded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Preceded by
John C. Hodgson
Captain (D), Ninth Destroyer Flotilla
15 Jan, 1925[55] – 1 Apr, 1925[56]
Succeeded by
James V. Creagh
Preceded by
James V. Creagh
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
1 Apr, 1925[57] – 4 Jul, 1926[58]
Succeeded by
Montague G. B. Legge
Preceded by
Kenneth MacLeod
Captain of H.M.S. Wallace
4 Jul, 1926[59]
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott
Preceded by
James V. Creagh
Captain (D), Fifth Destroyer Flotilla
4 Jul, 1926[60] – 16 Aug, 1927[61]
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott
Preceded by
Arthur M. Lecky
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
16 Aug, 1927[62] – 15 Oct, 1929[63]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Landon
Preceded by
?
King's Harbour Master, Rosyth
2 Nov, 1927 – 15 Oct, 1929[64]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Landon
Preceded by
Hector Boyes
Captain of H.M.S. Triad
16 May, 1930[65] – Mar, 1933[66]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hector Boyes
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
16 May, 1930 – Apr, 1933
Succeeded by
James V. Creagh
Preceded by
Francis G. G. Chilton
Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse
22 Oct, 1935[67] – 21 Dec, 1937[68]
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Sir Charles J. C. Little
as Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Acting Commander-in-Chief, China Station
21 Dec, 1937[69] – 12 Oct, 1938[70]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
as Commander-in-Chief, China Station

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 18.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 6 October, 1903. Issue 37204, col D, p. 8.
  3. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 327.
  5. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  6. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 44.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 904.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 814.
  9. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  10. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  11. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  12. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  13. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 6 October, 1903. Issue 37204, col D, p. 8.
  15. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 316.
  17. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 316.
  19. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 401.
  21. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  22. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  23. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  24. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  25. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 342.
  27. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  28. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  29. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394m.
  30. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  31. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 44.
  32. Inferred also from Plowden Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/64. f. 64.
  33. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  34. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  35. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  36. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  37. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  38. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  39. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 904.
  40. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  41. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  42. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 867.
  43. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  44. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  45. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 814.
  46. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  47. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  48. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  49. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  50. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  51. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  52. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  53. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  54. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  55. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  56. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  57. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  58. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  59. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  60. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  61. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  62. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  63. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  64. Landon Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/35. f. 18.
  65. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  66. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  67. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  68. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  69. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.
  70. Crabbe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/168. f. 169.