Royal Naval Biography/Crooke, Charles Henry


Was badly wounded in four places, while acting as lieutenant, and commanding the boats of the Circe frigate. Captain (now Sir Francis A.) Collier, in an unsuccessful attack upon the French national brig Cygne, near St. Pierre, Martinique, Dec 12th, 1808[1]. His first commission bears date Jan. 9th, 1809; after which we find him serving in the President frigate, successively commanded by Captains Samuel Warren and Francis Mason. He obtained his present rank on the 30th Aug. 1816; and a pension of £150 per annum, on account of his wounds, Feb. 16th, 1816,