Lionel Crabb

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Person.png Lionel Crabb   SpartacusRdf-icon.png
(spook, diver)
Lionel Crabb.jpg
Born 28 January 1909
London
Died 19 April 1956 (Age 47)
Portsmouth Harbour.
Cause of death
drowning
Victim of premature death
A spook whose illadvised fatal dive lead to the early retirement of MI6 Director general, John Sinclair.

Death

Crabb disappeared during a difficult dive into Portsmouth Harbour underneath the Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze.[1] When UK Prime minister Anthony Eden discovered about this MI6 operation, he remarkeded in the House of Commons: "I think it is necessary, in the special circumstances of this case, to make it clear that what was done was done without the authority or knowledge of Her Majesty's Ministers. Appropriate disciplinary steps are being taken." He then demanded the resignation of the [[MI6 Director-General, Major-General John Sinclair and replaced him with Dick White, from MI5, in what was perceived as a snub to MI6.



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