Peter Cracroft R.N.
Peter Cracroft R.N.

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Peter Cracroft R.N.Explanation
Second son of Robert Cracroft, of Hackthorn, Lincolnshire
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
15 March 1816 Born
2 August 1865 Died
Entry in O'Byrnes 1849 'Naval Biographical Dictionary'
4 June 1830Entered Navy
26 August 1841Lieutenant
12 October 1846Commander
20 November 1854Captain
Date fromDate toService
6 August 184212 October 1846Lieutenant in Victory, flagship of Rear-Admiral Hyde Parker, flag-lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Hyde Parker, Admiral-Superintendent of Portsmouth Dockyard
November 1846 To study steam at Woolwich
4 July 184831 May 1851Commander in Reynard (from commissioning at Woolwich), Sir Charles Napier's western squadron, then the East Indies; acting against pirates in Chinese seas until the vessel was wrecked off Pratas shoal, China, when she struck an unknown rock after she left Hong Kong to return to Woolwich to pay off, but first to go with brig Pilot to rescue the crew of the brig Velocipede on Pratas shoal, 170 miles southeast of Hong Kong (all saved)
21 May 185320 April 1854Commander (2ic) in St Jean d'Acre, commanded by Henry Keppel, Devonport
May 185420 November 1854Commander in Gorgon, the Baltic during the Russian War
15 February 1858 Acting Captain in Diadem, during the ilness of Captain William Moorsom
8 September 185813 September 1861Captain in Niger (until paying off at Woolwich), East Indies and China then Australia and New Zealand Wars
19 September 186231 March 1865Captain in Aboukir, flagship of Commodore Hugh Dunlop, Receiving ship, Jamaica
1 May 18652 August 1865Commodore in Aboukir, Receiving ship, Jamaica (until he died)

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