Today in History: First Mate Crunch
December 30, 2014 by William K. Wolfrum
Born on this date in 1667, First Mate was the highest position ever attained by Sir Arturo Felipe Crunch. He was only promoted by the British Navy to the position of Cap’n posthumously following his tragic death aboard the HMS Eagle during the Scilly Navel Disaster of 1707.
Crunch left a wife and four children.