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Howard Reid
Born (1897-06-05)June 5, 1897
Died May 3, 1962(1962-05-03) (aged 64)
Place of birth Portage-du-Fort, Quebec
Place of death Victoria, British Columbia
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Years of service 1912-1967
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Skeena
HMCS Fraser
HMCS Naden
HMC Dockyard Halifax
Atlantic Coast
Newfoundland Escort Force
Royal Canadian Navy
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Howard Emerson Reid CB (5 June 1897 - 3 May 1962) was a Royal Canadian Navy officer who served as Chief of the Naval Staff from 1946 to 1947.


Reid joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1912 and saw action in various ships during World War I.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMCS Skeena in 1936, of the destroyer HMCS Fraser in 1937 and of the shore establishment HMCS Naden in 1938.[1] He went on to be Commanding Officer of HMC Dockyard Halifax in 1938 and Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast in 1939.[1]

He served in World War II as Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff from 1940, as Commodore Commanding the Newfoundland Escort Force from 1942 and as Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff to Washington, D.C. in 1943.[1] Following the sudden death of his predecessor,[2] he became Chief of the Naval Staff in 1946 before retiring in 1947.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Reid, Howard Emerson The Nauticapedia
  2. Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders edited by Bernd Horn, Dundurn, 2012, p. 193
Military offices
Preceded by
George Jones
Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Harold Grant

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