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Quinn, Howard Lee

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Title Commodore (RCN)
Official Number O-60690
 
Birth 17/12/1909 Death 07/08/2006
Place Vancouver Place Victoria
Area BC Area BC
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
He worked as an industrial designer with Neon Products Ltd. before Second World War. After his naval service he was a marine consultant whose contracts involved work in Fiji.
 
Military Service
He served in the Prince Rupert Half Company RCNVR in 1925. (Discharged on 10/03/1927). (He was mobilized for World War Two service), He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 06/09/1940). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1940. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 05/11/1940). He served in HMCS Venture for HMCS Collingwood 1941. He served in HMCS Kings for Navigation Course 1942. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (n) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 16/11/1942). He served in HMCS Cornwallis for Anti-submarine Course 1942. He served in HMCS Avalon for duty with Captain (D) as Spare Commanding Officer 1942. He served in HMCS Eyebright (In command) 1942. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (n) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1944). He served in HMCS Givenchy for C.N.-560 1944. He served in HMCS Strathdam (In command) 1944. (He was awarded the DSC on 14/08/1945 for "services in action against enemy submarines." Strathdam shared in the sinking of the U-1302 on 07/05/1945.) He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (n) (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). He served in HMCS Beacon Hill (In command) 1945. He served in HMCS Grou (In command) 1946. He was appointed as a A/Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 11/02/1946). He served in HMCS Givenchy as Executive Officer Ships in Reserve 1946, (Transferred to RCN 23/03/1946). He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 23/03/1946). He served in HMCS Uganda as First Lieutenant 1946. He served in HMCS Rockcliffe as Executive Officer 1947. He served in HMCS Naden as First Lieutenant 1947. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1948). He was appointed as a A/Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1948). He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Reserves 1948. He served in HMCS Magnificent as Executive Officer 1951. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1952). He served in the National Defence College of Canada (Course 6) 1952, He served On Staff of Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic as Chief of Staff Personnel and Administration 1953. He was appointed as a A/Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 02/11/1955). He served as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1955. He served in HMCS St. Laurent (II) (In command) and as Commander of Third Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1958. He served in HMCS Gatineau (II) (In command) and as Commander of Third Canadian Destroyer Squadron 1959. He served as Commander Fifth Escort Squadron 1959. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 28/09/1959). He served in HMCS Hochelaga as Senior Naval Officer St. Lawrence River Area and as Naval Officer-in-Charge Montreal. He served as an Hon AdC to Governor General 1959. He served as National Defence College of Canada as Naval Member of Directing Staff 1961. (He was retired on 12/03/1965). (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate.) (He was qualified for navigation duties.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Starshell (NOAC Newsletter) Obituaries Autumn 2006; Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-04

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