Edward Howell Cater

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Commander Edward Howell Cater, R.N. (15 July, 1883 – 7 August, 1915) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cater was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.[1]

A second appointment in command of Violet dated 31 January 1911 was cancelled, and Cater remained in command of Cygnet until 16 May, 1911 when he was appointed to Leviathan of the Fourth Cruiser Squadron.[2]

Cater was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913.

Cater was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 July, 1915 and appointed to Europa, additional at Mudros. He died one week later at the Dardanelles on Z Beach.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Stephen H. Morres
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
20 Jul, 1909[3]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Stuart E. Holder
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
15 Aug, 1910[4]c. mid 1911[Inference]
Succeeded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Preceded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
31 Jan, 1911[5]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  2. Cater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/17. f. 9.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 394a.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 298.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 17 January, 1911. Issue 39484, col D, p. 12.