Aubrey William Howe

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Commander (retired) Aubrey William Howe, R.N. (15 February, 1862 – 7 April, 1928) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Howe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1884.

Howe was appointed in command of the special service vessel Alecto on 1 September, 1898.[1] He was invalided on 16 September 1899 with "debility & derangement of digestive functions resulting from repeated attacks from malaria." He arrived back in England on 29 September.

After some final appointments in H.M.S. Collingwood and Camperdown, Howe was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 6 March, 1905.

Howe served briuefly at the outset of the war in the Transport Service in Southampton, reverting to Retired Pay on 7 July 1915 after suffering a herniation. He died "suddenly" on 7 April, 1928.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George Le C. Egerton
Captain of H.M. T.B. 81
7 Jul, 1887 – 18 Aug, 1887[2]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Jackson
Preceded by
Captain of H.M. T.B. 30
7 Jul, 1887[3]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. H. Allenby


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 222.
  2. Howe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20/311
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.