John Montagu Howson, RN

Born  1 Jun 1893
Died  19 Mar 1959(65)

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15 May 1911 Mid.
15 Sep 1913 A/S.Lt.
15 May 1914 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1915 Lt.
15 Dec 1923 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1928 Cdr.
31 Dec 1936 Capt.

Retired: 2 Jan 1946


16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
25 Aug 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1944 CBE
18 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Montagu Howson, RN

HMS Effingham (D 98)Capt.Light cruiser17 Apr 193918 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.

Nov 1939
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.

Apr 1940
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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