Charles Frederick Howell
Rear Admiral, United State Coast Guard
C. F. HOWELL
Retired July 1 After 41 Years’ Service in Coast Guard
CLEARFIELD, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1940 – Rear Admiral Charles Frederic Howell, a retired Coast Guard officer, died of a heart attack at his summer home in Ansonville, near here. He was 59 years old. He retired from active duty on July 1 after serving in the Coast Guard for forty-one years. His last assignment was at Cleveland, where he was Northern Inspector of the Coast Guard.
Admiral Howell was born at Bordentown, New Jersey, became at cadet in the Revenue Cutter Service and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1901. During the World War as commander of the Venetia he won the Navy Cross for heroic escort duty in the Mediterranean. He served at many Coast Guard stations in the United States, Alaska and Hawaii. His permanent home was at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Admiral Howell leaves a widow, Mary Leonard Howell; a sister, Mrs. B. H. Rankin of Towson, Maryland, and a brother, Ray D. Howell of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
He will be buried with full military honors
in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.
HOWELL, CHARLES F.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard
Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Arcturus
Date of Action: 1918
The Navy Cross is presented to Charles F. Howell, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the U.S.S. Arcturus, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of transporting and escorting troops and supplies through waters infested with enemy submarines and mines
PhotoCourtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, October 2009
HOWELL, CHARLES FREDERCK
Posted: 7 December 2007 Updated: 26 October 2009