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'''Alan Frederic William Howard''' ( – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} (retired) '''Alan Frederic William Howard''', D.S.O. (11 April, 1883 – ) was an officer in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Howard was born in Colchester and gained three months' time on passing out of {{UK-1Britannia}} in January, 1899.  His first two appointments were in battleships, a year {{UK-Mars}} of the Channel Squadron followed by two years and four months in {{UK-Ocean}} of the Mediterranean Fleet.  Howard joined the Royal Naval College on 30 September,m 1902 and emerged to a naval career re-positioned in Mediterranean torpedo craft.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
  
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Howard was appointed to two month stints in {{UK-Fairy}} and {{UK-Hasty}} before being placed in {{UK-FlyingFish}} for a year.  When ''Flying Fish'' paid off on 29 November 1904, Howard was sent to {{UK-Foam}} for one month.  Promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 31 December, 1904, Howard was appointed to {{UK-Banshee}} for one month.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
  
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Howard transitioned back to larger ships when he was appointed to {{UK-Sapphire}} on 6 March, 1905.  He left her when, on 2 January, 1907 he was appointed to {{UK-Hibernia}} of the Channel Fleet.  When she paid off on 5 January, 1909, he was appointed to {{UK-1Leander}}, additional, for command of {{UK-1Spitfire}}.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
  
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Howard was appointed in command of the {{UK-Lapwing|f=t}} on 26 March, 1912.{{NLApr14|p. 337}}
 
Howard was appointed in command of the {{UK-Lapwing|f=t}} on 26 March, 1912.{{NLApr14|p. 337}}
  
He was appointed in command of the {{UK-Mansfield|f=t}} on 24 November, 1914.{{NLJan15|p. 354}}
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Howard was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 31 December, 1912.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
  
On 27 April, 1920, Howard was appointed in command of the {{UK-Anzac|f=t}}.{{NLDec20|p. 946}}
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On 27 January, 1914, Howard damaged {{UK-Lapwing}}'s propeller at Harwich.  As war approached, he was to be sent to Germany to study the language for six months.  This plan was scotched by a telegram dated 27 July stating Howard was "not to leave England until further orders."  On 22 August, he was appointed to {{UK-Vivid}} to await the completion of the {{UK-Meteor|f=c}}, to take command upon her commissioning.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
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Howard was appointed in command of the {{UK-Mansfield|f=t}} on 24 November, 1914.{{NLJan15|p. 354}}  He was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1916 and remained in {{UK-Mansfield}} until 8 July, 1917 when he was appointed to his final wartime command in {{UK-Stork}}.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
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In 1917, it was noted that Howard "served continuously throughout the war and distinguished himself on many occasions."<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
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==Post-War==
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Howard gave up command of {{UK-Stork}} on 6 November, 1919 and was loaned to the [[Royal Australian Navy]] for two years.  On 27 April, 1920, Howard was appointed in command of the {{UK-Anzac|f=t}}. Upon his return from Australian service, Howard worked at a succession of appointments typical to destroyer commanders from the Great War, including some instruction, commands of light cruisers that had been reduced to reserve and groups of destroyers in reserve.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
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Howard was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 19 May, 1929.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
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==World War II==
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Howard was appointed as Divisional S.T.O., Le Havre on 6 September 1939.  When France fell, similar work was sought for him but on 16 September 1940, he was given a liaison post with the Army on the North and East Kent shores, vice Phillimore.  He would be awarded a D.S.O. for his work directing sea transport in 1940.  Howard apparently rode out the rest of the war in this appointment and reverted to the Retired List on 10 October, 1945.<ref>Howard Service Record.  {{TNA|ADM 196/48/55.|D7603959}} f. 458.</ref>
  
 
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Captain (retired) Alan Frederic William Howard, D.S.O. (11 April, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Howard was born in Colchester and gained three months' time on passing out of Britannia in January, 1899. His first two appointments were in battleships, a year Mars of the Channel Squadron followed by two years and four months in Ocean of the Mediterranean Fleet. Howard joined the Royal Naval College on 30 September,m 1902 and emerged to a naval career re-positioned in Mediterranean torpedo craft.[1]

Howard was appointed to two month stints in Fairy and Hasty before being placed in Flying Fish for a year. When Flying Fish paid off on 29 November 1904, Howard was sent to Foam for one month. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1904, Howard was appointed to Banshee for one month.[2]

Howard transitioned back to larger ships when he was appointed to Sapphire on 6 March, 1905. He left her when, on 2 January, 1907 he was appointed to Hibernia of the Channel Fleet. When she paid off on 5 January, 1909, he was appointed to Leander, additional, for command of Spitfire.[3]

Howard was appointed in command of the destroyer Lapwing on 26 March, 1912.[4]

Howard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1912.[5]

On 27 January, 1914, Howard damaged Lapwing's propeller at Harwich. As war approached, he was to be sent to Germany to study the language for six months. This plan was scotched by a telegram dated 27 July stating Howard was "not to leave England until further orders." On 22 August, he was appointed to H.M.S. Vivid to await the completion of the "M" Class destroyer Meteor, to take command upon her commissioning.[6]

Howard was appointed in command of the destroyer Mansfield on 24 November, 1914.[7] He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916 and remained in Mansfield until 8 July, 1917 when he was appointed to his final wartime command in Stork.[8]

In 1917, it was noted that Howard "served continuously throughout the war and distinguished himself on many occasions."[9]

Post-War

Howard gave up command of Stork on 6 November, 1919 and was loaned to the Royal Australian Navy for two years. On 27 April, 1920, Howard was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Anzac. Upon his return from Australian service, Howard worked at a succession of appointments typical to destroyer commanders from the Great War, including some instruction, commands of light cruisers that had been reduced to reserve and groups of destroyers in reserve.[10]

Howard was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 19 May, 1929.[11]

World War II

Howard was appointed as Divisional S.T.O., Le Havre on 6 September 1939. When France fell, similar work was sought for him but on 16 September 1940, he was given a liaison post with the Army on the North and East Kent shores, vice Phillimore. He would be awarded a D.S.O. for his work directing sea transport in 1940. Howard apparently rode out the rest of the war in this appointment and reverted to the Retired List on 10 October, 1945.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Leopold G. D. Way
Captain of H.M.S. Flirt
20 Mar, 1909[13]
Succeeded by
Stuart E. Holder
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lapwing
26 Mar, 1912[14]
Succeeded by
Alexander H. Gye
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mansfield
24 Nov, 1914[15] – 1917[Inference]
Succeeded by
William H. Sandford
Preceded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Captain of H.M.S. Stork
8 Jul, 1917[16] – 6 Nov, 1919[17][18]
Succeeded by
Henry P. Wilson
Preceded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Captain of H.M.A.S. Anzac
27 Apr, 1920[19]
Succeeded by
Reginald C. Creer

Footnotes

  1. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  2. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  3. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 337.
  5. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  6. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 354.
  8. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  9. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  10. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  11. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  12. Howard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/55. f. 458.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 317.
  14. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 337.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396.
  16. The Navy List. (November, 1919). p. 910.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1919). p. 910.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 867.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 946.

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