CRABB, Lionel “Buster”
Last updated: April 3, 2017 at 19:11 pm
Royal Navy diver allegedly killed during covert diving mission under the Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze in Portsmouth Harbour while investigating a new propeller design; the “Crabb Affair” was Ian Fleming’s inspiration for the James Bond film Thunderball; underwater clearance diver during WWII; principal Diving Officer for Northern Italy assigned to mine clearing in the ports of Livorno and Venice; recruited by MI6 in 1956.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.