Patrick Birmingham Crohan

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Captain Patrick Birmingham Crohan, R.N., Retired (30 December, 1882 – 19 November, 1953) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Southampton, Crohan placed sixtieth of sixty-one cadets passing out of Britannia in August 1899, earning just 894 of 2250 possible marks – well less than half those of his top-ranking term-mate.[1]

Crohan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.[2]

Crohan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913.

Crohan was appointed in command of the destroyer Arab on 22 May, 1914.[3]

On 3 May 1915, he was appointed in command of the "M" Class destroyer Miranda.

On 10 March, 1916, she collided with Lennox, and Crohan was blamed; he was told to be more careful in future.

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Skilful in March or April of 1917.[4]

Crohan was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.


Crohan was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1927.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John J. Dixon
Captain of H.M. T.B. 86
12 Jan, 1906[5] – 29 Aug, 1906
Succeeded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Preceded by
Arthur F. Crutchley
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
22 May, 1914[6] – 3 May, 1915
Succeeded by
John M. Porter
Preceded by
Hugh B. Mulleneux
Captain of H.M.S. Miranda
3 May, 1915[7] – Mar, 1917
Succeeded by
Christopher H. Petrie
Preceded by
Christopher H. Petrie
Captain of H.M.S. Skilful
Mar, 1917 – 1 May, 1919
Succeeded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Preceded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Captain of H.M.S. Rowena
27 Apr, 1920 – 8 May, 1920
Succeeded by
Reginald V. Holt
Preceded by
Alfred F. St. C. Armitage
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
24 Aug, 1922 – c. late Jun, 1923[Inference]
Succeeded by
John L. Pearson
Preceded by
John W. Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Raider
10 Jul, 1924 – 25 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
Charles G. N. Graham
Preceded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Captain of H.M.S. Windsor
4 Oct, 1924[8] – 29 Dec, 1925
Succeeded by
Henry P. Boxer
Preceded by
Oliver M. F. Stokes
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
15 Jun, 1926 – 1 Sep, 1926
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Monroe


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Aug 10, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35904.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 18.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 275.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 908.
  5. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 400.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392c.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396cc.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 289.