John Montagu Howson, RN
|Born||1 Jun 1893|
|Died||19 Mar 1959||(65)|
Retired: 2 Jan 1946
Warship Commands listed for John Montagu Howson, RN
|HMS Effingham (D 98)||Capt.||Light cruiser||17 Apr 1939||18 May 1940|
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Light cruiser HMS Effingham (D 98)
4 Sep 1939
Allocated to the Northern Patrol in the 12th Cruiser Sqn, then escorted North Atlantic convoys until the end of the year.
Transported ?2 millions in gold to Halifax, Canada. Due to her high endurance she was then attached to the Atlantic hunting groups searching for German raiders.
Moved to the North Sea for the Norwegian campaign. She was missed by U-38 in April. Employed in shelling German positions in and around Narvik until mid-May.
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