Adm John Cumming Howell

Adm John Cumming Howell

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Sep 1892 (aged 72)
England
Burial Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Memorial ID 83694861 · View Source
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Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about John C Howell
Name: John C Howell
Rank Information: Midshipman, Passed Midshipman, Master, Lieutenant, Commander, Captain, Commodore, Chief Bureau Yards and Docks, Rear Admiral, Retired List
Service Dates: 9 Jun 1836, 1 Jul 1842, 21 Feb 1849, 2 Aug 1849, 16 Jul 1862, 25 Jul 1866, 29 Jan 1872, 22 Sep 1874, 25 Apr 1877
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Death Date: 12 Sep 1892

Rear Admiral John C. Howell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 November 1819. He was appointed midshipman on 9 June 1836 and served in the Mediterranean, East India, Home and other squadrons. During the Civil War he served on USS Minnesota at the Battle of Hatteras Inlet and was actively employed in the East Gulf and North Atlantic Blockading Squadrons. He was Chief to the Bureau of Yards and Docks, 1875-1878, commanded the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Squadrons in 1877, 1878-81, and served as acting Secretary of the Navy at various times from 1874 to 1878. He was appointed rear admiral on 15 April 1877. He died at Folkstone, England on 12 September 1892


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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 19 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83694861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adm John Cumming Howell (24 Nov 1819–12 Sep 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83694861, citing Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .