Crace, Rear Admiral Sir John, 1887-1968

Crace was a British Admiral who commanded a squadron of Australian cruisers at the Battle of Coral Sea in May 1942. He had been sent to Port Moresby to intercept the Japanese invasion force. His squadron had no air cover and was attacked by Japanese land-based aircraft but by skillful maneuvering, Crace’s ships escaped. He retired shortly afterwards and became superintendant of His Majesty’s Dockyards at Chatham.

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