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- RAN Ships
- HMAS Adelaide I, HMAS Hobart I, HMAS Moresby I, HMAS Swan I, HMAS Shropshire, HMAS J3
- September 1991 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
At the end of 1944, he became the first graduate of the Naval College to be appointed to the Naval Board when he was sent to Melbourne as Second Naval Member with the rank of Commodore. He held this position until, in 1946, he again commanded the SHROPSHIRE in taking the victory contingent to England. After this he was appointed Commodore Superintendent of Training and spent the next two years in charge at Flinders.
Between 1948 and 1950 he was again the Second Naval Member of the Australian Naval Board. His personal attendances on the then Prime Minister Mr Chifley resulted in the implementation of a pension scheme for naval personnel. He always felt this was one of his proudest achievements.
In 1950 he was appointed Flag Officer-in-Charge, Eastern Australia Area with the rank of Acting Rear Admiral and moved to take up residence at Tresco; where he remained until he retired in 1955.
He was President of the USI of NSW from 1951-1954 and Federal President of the Navy League from 1957-1968.
For the next 14 years he was Secretary of the Nuclear Research Foundation within Sydney University. This permitted him to pursue his interests in science and engineering. He thought that the development of the microchip was the greatest technological advance he had experienced.
Most of the above obituary formed part of the eulogy delivered by his grandson, Mr Ewen Crouch at Garden Island Dockyard Chapel on 7 august 1991