Harry Lees Dacre Craven

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Lieutenant-Commander Harry Lees Dacre Craven, R.N. (4 May, 1883 – 4 November, 1917) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Dacre Craven, Harry Craven underwent examinations for several days commencing on 20 July, 1897 and gained entrance to Britannia's term of September, 1897, his 1418 marks placing him tenth among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

He gained seven months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Craven was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.

Craven was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.

Craven was killed on passage to join Glory when S.S. Irina was torpedoed by U 64 in the Barents Sea.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard K. Philpott
Captain of H.M. T.B. 113
8 Feb, 1906[2] – 14 May, 1906
Succeeded by
Philip W. C. Sharpe


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Friday, February 9, 1906. Issue 37939, col A, p. 5.