A Life Lived by the Sea

NZ-born WW2 hero, Sir William Crawford, has died in England aged 95. Crawford was gunnery officer and lieutenant-commander aboard the Rodney during the sinking of Germany’s great battleship, the Bismarck. His distinguished naval career also saw him at the frontline of the Cuban missile crisis in Washington in 1962. Crawford retired as vice-admiral and KCB in 1963, and continued to sail for pleasure into his 90s.

Sir William Crawford: September 14 1907 – June 23 2003

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