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Houghton, Frank Llewellyn

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Title Rear-Admiral (RCN)
Official Number O-34210
 
Birth 18/07/1897 Death 03/08/1981
Place Looe Place Ottawa
Area Cornwall Area ON
Country UK Country Canada
 
Titles
Honours CBE.
Awards
Qualifications psc.
 
Biography
He was the son of Dr. Leonard Frank Houghton. After his naval service he was the General Manager of the International Grenfell Association. His remains were interred in the naval crypt beneath St. Paul's Anglican Church at Halifax NS. He was well known as a magician and as an author of childrens' books.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 01/1913). He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Third Term) 1913. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1914). He served in H.M.S. Cumberland For Training 1914. He served in H.M.S. Cairo For Training 1915. He served in H.M.S. Erin For Training 1916. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 02/08/1917). He served in HM Submarine K-1. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 16/11/1917). He was appointed as a Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 16/05/1919). He served in H.M.S. Valhalla 1919. In 1920 he served in HMS Sandhurst for HMS Valhalla on re-commissioning. He served in HMCS Patriot 1923. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 16/12/1926). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1927. He served in HMCS Festubert (In command) 1929. He served in HMCS Ypres (in command). He served in HMCS Skeena (I) as First Lieutenant 1931. He served in HMCS Vancouver (I) (In command) 1933. He served as Secretary to Canadian Delegation to London Naval Conference 1935-36. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1938). He served in HMCS Saguenay (I) (In command) 1938. He served in NHQ as Director of Plans and Signals Division, Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee 1939. He served in NHQ as Director of Plans 1939. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN 1941. He served in HMCS Prince Robert (In command) 1942. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1943). He served in HMCS Prince Henry (In command) 1943. He served as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Newfoundland Force 1943. He served in HMCS Niobe as Senior Canadian Naval Liaison Officer London 1943. He served in HMCS Niobe as Head of Canadian Naval Mission Overseas. He served in HMCS Warrior (In command) 1946. He was appointed as an A/Commodore RCN 1947. He served in NHQ as Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff 1947. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1948). He was appointed as an A/Rear-Admiral RCN 1948. He served in NHQ as Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff 1948. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in NHQ as Vice Chief of Naval Staff and Fourth Member of the Naval Board 1949. (He was retired in 1950.) (He was qualified as a Signals Officer (Dagger) at a course in the UK.)
 
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Named Features Houghton Island (BC).
 
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References
Howay, F.W. (1914); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Blatherwick, John (1992);
Last update
2011-03-08

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