Admiral sir victor alexander charles Crutchley

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Admiral sir victor alexander charles Crutchley

A British naval officer during both the first and second world wars




Victor Crutchley is Born

Nov 02, 1893

Victor Crutchley is born in Chelsea in London. He is the son of Percy Edward and the Honourable Frederica Louisa who was maid of honour to Queen Victoria who became his Godmother.

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Location: Britain



Crutchley joins the Navy

1906

Victor Crutchley joins the Royal Navy as a Cadet on HMS Britannia

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Location: Dartmouth



Crutchley Becomes a Lieutenant

Sep 1915

Midshipman Victor Crutchley is commissioned a Lieutenant and posted to HMS Centurion

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Location: North Sea



Battle of Jutland

May 31, 1916

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Location: North Sea



First Ostend Raid

Apr 23, 1918

The first attempt to block the port of Ostend and prevent it from being used by German submarines

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Location: Belgium



Second Ostend Raid

May 10, 1918

The second, more successful, attempt to prevent German submarines from using Ostend as a home base

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Location: Belgium



Crutchley joins HMS Petersfield

1920

Victor Crutchley does a tour of duty on HMS Petersfield in the South Atlantic

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Location: Atlantic



Royal Yacht Alexandra

1921

Victor Crutchley does a tour of duty on the Royal Yacht Alexandra

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Location: Britain



Royal Yacht Victoria And Albert

1924

Victor Crutchley does a tour of duty on the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

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Location: Britain



Crutchley is Promoted to Commander

1924

Victor Crutchley is promoted to Commander

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Location: Britain



Crutchley Goes to New Zealand

Aug 1930

Commander Crutchley transfers to the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy on HMS Diomede

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Location: New Zealand



Crutchley Returns to Britain

Aug 1930

Captain Crutchley returns to Britain

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Location: Britain



Hawke's Bay Earthquake

Feb 03, 1931

HMS Diomede responds to the Hawke's Bay earthquake in order to give assistance

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Location: New Zealand



1St Minesweeper Flotilla

1935

Captain Crutchley is appointed the senior officer of the 1st Minesweeper Flotilla on board HMS Halcyon

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Location: Britain



Minesweeper Flotilla Goes to Mediterranean

Nov 1935

The 1st Minesweeper Flotilla is attached to the Mediterranean Fleet in Alexandria

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Location: Mediterranean



Crutchley Given Minesweeper Command

Apr 16, 1936

Captain Crutchley is given overall command of the Royal Navy's minesweeping and armed trawler fleet as Captain, Fishery Protection and Minesweeping. His position as the commander of the 1st Minesweeper Flotilla is taken by Captain W. P. C. Manwaring.

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Location: Britain



Crutchley is Given HMS Warspite

May 01, 1937

Captain Crutchley is given command of HMS Warspite following its refitting at Portsmouth

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Location: Portsmouth



HMS Warspite is Assigned to the Home Fleet

Sep 03, 1939

HMS Warspite is assigned to the Home Fleet

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Location: Britain



Second Battle of Narvik

Apr 13, 1940

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Location: Norway



Crutchley is Promoted to Rear-Admiral

Jun 13, 1942

Captain Crutchley is promoted to Rear-Admiral and given command of Task Force 44 based in Brisbane

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Location: Australia



Battle of Savo Island

Aug 08, 1942

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Location: Pacific ocean



American Legion of Merit

Sep 1944

Rear-Admiral Crutchley is awarded the American Legion of Merit

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Location: Australia



Flag Officer, Gibraltar

Jan 14, 1945

Rear-Admiral Crutchley is appointed as the Flag Officer, Gibraltar

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Location: Gibraltar



Rear-Admiral Crutchley Retires

Jan 1947

Rear-Admiral Crutchley retires from the Royal Navy

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Location: Britain



Crutchley is Promoted to Full Admiral

1949

Rear-Admiral Crutchley is promoted to full Admiral

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Location: Britain



High Sheriff of Dorset

1955

Admiral Crutchley is appointed the High Sheriff of Dorset

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Location: Britain



Duty Lieutenant of Dorset

1957

Admiral Crutchley is appointed the Duty Lieutenant of Dorset

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Location: Britain



Admiral Crutchley Dies

1986

Admiral Crutchley dies

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Location: Britain