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Craven, Tunis Augustus MacDONOUGHonough 1813- Naval officer; born in Portsmouth, N. H., Jan. 11, 1813; entered the United States navy as midshipman in February, 1829. He was commissioned lieutenant in 1841, and made commander in 1861. In command of the iron-clad Tecumseh, he perished when she was blown up by a torpedo in Mobile Bay, Aug. 5, 1864, he then holding the rank of commodore.