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{{CaptRN}} '''Henry Berwick Crane''', C.B.E, R.N. (19 June, 1894 – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} '''Henry Berwick Crane''', C.B.E., R.N. (19 June, 1894 – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
 
The son of Charles Arnold Crane, Esq., gentleman gained one month's time on passing out of the Training Establishment on 15 January, 1912 and becoming a {{MidRN}}.
 
The son of Charles Arnold Crane, Esq., gentleman gained one month's time on passing out of the Training Establishment on 15 January, 1912 and becoming a {{MidRN}}.
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He spent four months in {{UK-Queen}} and then nearly two years in {{UK-Zealandia}}, ending on 21 April, 1914.  In July 1913, he was in Gibraltar Hospital awaiting an abdominal operation.
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At the outbreak of war, he was in {{UK-Britannia}}, leaving her on 2 November, 1914 when he was appointed to the {{UK-TB11|f=t}}.
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Crane served in {{UK-Medea}} from 25 May 1915 until he was sent to {{UK-Dolphin}} for instruction in submarines on 15 September.
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Crane was granted his watchkeeping certificate in October 1915.  He served in {{UK-C18}} from 3 November 1915 until being sent to work in submarines tended by {{UK-Titania}} on 1 April 1916.
  
 
Crane was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 15 August, 1916, which was later adjusted to 15 May, 1916.
 
Crane was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 15 August, 1916, which was later adjusted to 15 May, 1916.
  
==Post-War==
 
 
Crane was appointed in command of the {{UK-H44|f=t}} on 4 November, 1920.{{NLJan21|p. 782''a''}}
 
Crane was appointed in command of the {{UK-H44|f=t}} on 4 November, 1920.{{NLJan21|p. 782''a''}}
  
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==World War II==
 
==World War II==
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In 1939, he was to loaned to the [[Royal Australian Navy]] for command of ''Cerberus''.
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In January 1941 he was to receive another abdominal operation before he could return to sea.  He was to be fit on 5 April.
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Placed on the Retired List 5 July, 1946.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 09:33, 1 July 2020

Captain Henry Berwick Crane, C.B.E., R.N. (19 June, 1894 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Charles Arnold Crane, Esq., gentleman gained one month's time on passing out of the Training Establishment on 15 January, 1912 and becoming a Midshipman.

He spent four months in Queen and then nearly two years in Zealandia, ending on 21 April, 1914. In July 1913, he was in Gibraltar Hospital awaiting an abdominal operation.

At the outbreak of war, he was in Britannia, leaving her on 2 November, 1914 when he was appointed to the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 11.

Crane served in Medea from 25 May 1915 until he was sent to Dolphin for instruction in submarines on 15 September.

Crane was granted his watchkeeping certificate in October 1915. He served in C 18 from 3 November 1915 until being sent to work in submarines tended by Titania on 1 April 1916.

Crane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1916, which was later adjusted to 15 May, 1916.

Crane was appointed in command of the submarine H 44 on 4 November, 1920.[1]

Crane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1924.

Crane was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1929.

Crane was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1937.

World War II

In 1939, he was to loaned to the Royal Australian Navy for command of Cerberus.

In January 1941 he was to receive another abdominal operation before he could return to sea. He was to be fit on 5 April.

Placed on the Retired List 5 July, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alexander L. P. Mark-Wardlaw
Captain of H.M.S. F 3
6 Aug, 1918 – 31 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of S.M.S. UC 59
31 Dec, 1918 – 7 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hugh R. Marrack
Captain of H.M.S. E 51
11 Feb, 1919 – 14 Oct, 1919
Succeeded by
Thomas I. S. Bell
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter S. Carson
Captain of H.M.S. H 29
14 Oct, 1919 – Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Oliver North
Preceded by
Alexander McG. McCulloch
Captain of H.M.S. H 44
4 Nov, 1920[2] – 10 Aug, 1921
Succeeded by
Alexander S. Hutchinson
Preceded by
Harry P. K. Oram
Captain of H.M.S. H 27
25 Aug, 1923[3] – 7 Sep, 1924
Succeeded by
Robert S. Barry
Preceded by
Patrick S. J. Ponsonby
Captain of H.M.S. L 8
10 Aug, 1925[4]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward G. Stanley
Captain of H.M.S. L 71
19 Nov, 1926[5] – 9 Feb, 1928
Succeeded by
Christopher de S. Brock
Preceded by
John G. Sutton
Captain of H.M.S. Fermoy
12 Apr, 1930[6] – 29 Dec, 1931
Succeeded by
Reginald M. Servaes
Preceded by
Guy L'E. M. Sturges
Captain of H.M.S. Glorious
27 Dec, 1934 – 1 May, 1935[7]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Rawlings
Preceded by
John B. E. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Dunedin
4 Nov, 1937 – 12 Mar, 1938
Succeeded by
Charles E. Lambe
Preceded by
Charles M. Blackman
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
24 Sep, 1938 – 1938
Succeeded by
Henry T. W. Pawsey
Preceded by
Alexander C. G. Madden
Captain of H.M.S. Birmingham
Dec, 1941 – 6 Sep, 1943
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Williams

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 243.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 250.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 239.
  7. Rawlings Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/96. f. 500.