Reginald Louis Crichton

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Captain (retired) Reginald Louis Crichton (23 December, 1874 – 2 August, 1929) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Crichton's father was a Colonel The Honorable N. Crichton, who died in January, 1912. Crichton gained ten months' time on passing out of Britannia in July 1890 and was immediately sent to join Volage for the annual manoeuvres. Following these, he was sent to Raleigh on the Cape of Good Hope Station.

Crichton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1896.[1]

On 27 February, 1905, Crichton was sent to Haslar Hospital for observation of spinal caries. This was followed by six weeks' unemployed time to permit Crichton to seek treatment at his own expense.

Crichton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1907.[2]

Crichton was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Andromache on 21 January, 1914.[3]

In March, 1915, Crichton was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser St. George.

Crichton was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 26 February, 1917, having been found unfit for all but clerical work ashore due to back problems.[4]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick G. Brine
Captain of H.M.S. Opossum
2 Dec, 1902[5] – 2 Apr, 1903[6]
Succeeded by
Bernard J. H. Ward
Preceded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Sturgeon
2 Apr, 1903[7][8] – 1903[9]
Succeeded by
Francis B. Favell
Preceded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
c. late Aug, 1903[10] – 15 Oct, 1903[11]
Succeeded by
William N. England
Preceded by
Charles E. W. Pyddoke
Captain of H.M.S. Speedy
16 Jul, 1907[12] – 10 Jan, 1908[13]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Myburgh
Preceded by
William G. A. Kennedy
Captain of H.M.S. Hyacinth
13 Dec, 1912[14] – 10 Jan, 1913[15]
Succeeded by
David M. Anderson
Preceded by
David T. Norris
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
10 Jan, 1913[16] – 1 Feb, 1913[17]
Succeeded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Preceded by
Bentinck J. D. Yelverton
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
1 Feb, 1913[18] – 12 Feb, 1913[19]
Succeeded by
Guy L. Sclater
Preceded by
Walter M. Ellerton
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
12 Feb, 1913[20][21] – 21 Jan, 1914[22]
Succeeded by
John D. Edwards
Preceded by
Walter R. G. Petre
Captain of H.M.S. Andromache
21 Jan, 1914[23][24] – 14 Mar, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Samuel Bolton
Preceded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. St. George
14 Mar, 1915[26] – 2 Nov, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
Sidney R. Olivier
Preceded by
Francis C. Brown
as Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
Acting Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
14 May, 1915[28] – 20 Aug, 1915[29]
Succeeded by
Robert A. Hornell
as Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla

Footnotes

  1. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 18.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 279.
  4. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  5. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  6. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  7. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 304a.
  9. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  10. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  11. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  12. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  13. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  14. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  15. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  16. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  17. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  18. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  19. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  20. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  21. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 336.
  22. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  23. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  24. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 274.
  25. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  26. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  27. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  28. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.
  29. Crichton Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44/46. f. 54.