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1956 - Disappearance of Lt Cdr Crabb RNVR

Lt Cdr L P K Crabb RNVR disappeared on 19th April, believed drowned in Portsmouth harbour, whilst trying to obtain information about the Russian cruiser “Ordzhonikidze”, berthed at South Railway Jetty during a visit by Marshal Bulganin and Nikita Khruschev. A headless body was later discovered floating in the sea that was reported to have been Lt Cdr Crabb and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth.