Captain R.S. Craston, Merchant Navy, survived 13 days in an open boat and navigated it to Brazil. This was after his command the SS Ena de Larrinaga was torpedoed and sunk in April 1941. In February 1942 on his command the SS Ocean Venture was torpedoed and sunk. After that he survived being torpedoed, this time in the SS Ocean Courier by an E-Boat whilst supporting the operations in Normandy in July 1944.
Craston remained with the Merchant Navy for the remainder of the war and saw active service during the Korean War.
He retired in the 1960's.
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