Ronald Howard

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Vice-Admiral Ronald Howard, R.N. (22 August, 1878 – 24 February, 1959) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Howard was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1901.

Howard was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.

Howard was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.

Howard was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Gibraltar on 27 April, 1920.[1]

In January, 1921 he was thanked for his help in overcoming difficulties caused by interference when "ASDIC" was employed.

Howard was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 31 August, 1929 and was placed on the Retired List the next day. He would be promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 31 July, 1934.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Captain of H.M.S. Hope
3 Feb, 1913 – 22 Feb, 1913
Succeeded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Preceded by
Cyril Peel
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
30 Oct, 1917[2] – 1 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Preceded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Captain of H.M.S. Gibraltar
27 Apr, 1920[3] – 28 Apr, 1922
Succeeded by
George L. Massey
Preceded by
Cathcart R. Wason
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
8 Aug, 1922[4] – Feb, 1923[5]
Succeeded by
George Francis Hyde
Preceded by
Claud H. Sinclair
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
5 Apr, 1923 – 30 May, 1925
Succeeded by
Arthur T. Walker
Preceded by
George Francis Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
2 Oct, 1925 – Apr, 1927
Succeeded by
Douglas B. Le Mottée
Preceded by
Edward L. Booty
as Assistant to Admiral Commanding Coastguard and Reserves
Naval Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves
10 Aug, 1927 – 12 Aug, 1929
Succeeded by
Herbert A. Forster


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 779.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 774.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 779.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 836.
  5. Month is not wholly clear. Is 1, 2 or 3.