Linwood S. Howeth


Linwood S. Howeth
Hurlock, MD, USA
Associated organizations
US Navy
Fields of study


Linwood S. Howeth, Captain, USN (Ret.), was born in Hurlock, Maryland, on 19 February 1902. He was appointed Ensign, in the U.S. Navy, in 1925, and received the B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

Before World War II, Howeth served in various assignments, afloat and ashore, most of which were in the field of communications. During World War II, his major assignment was in communications in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he served in various communications billets in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. In 1952, Howeth became Deputy Director, Naval Communications, Washington, D.C., and he retired from this post in 1955.

After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Howeth devoted most of his time to the preparation of a book titled "A History of Communication-Electronics in the United States Navy."