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Frank Llewellyn Houghton, CBE, (1897, Cornwall – 3 August 1981, Ottawa) was a flag officer in the Royal Canadian Navy.

Born in Cornwall, England, and educated in Victoria, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia,[1] Houghton joined the navy in 1913 as an officer cadet.[2] In 1945 Houghton, by then a captain, was appointed to replace Percy W. Nelles as chief of the Canadian navy's mission to Britain.[1] In 1946 Houghton took command of Canada's first aircraft carrier, Warrior,[3][4] and by 1947 he was serving as vice-chief of the Naval Staff.[5]

After his retirement as rear admiral, Houghton joined the International Grenfell Association, serving as business manager.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "From Middy to Admiral". Leader-Post. 11 January 1945. p. 15.,1349732. Retrieved January 8, 2012. 
  2. Graves, Donald E. (2003). In Peril on the Sea: The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic. Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-896941-32-5. 
  3. Canadian News Facts. 15-16. Marpep Pub. 1981. p. 2562. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Paddon, William Anthony (1989). Labrador Doctor: My Life with the Grenfell Mission. James Lorimer & Company. p. 46. ISBN 1-55028-276-X. 
  5. Milner, Marc (2010). Canada's Navy: The First Century (2nd ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-8020-9604-3. 

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