Vice-Admiral Sir Harold Arthur Brown (1878–15 February 1968) was an engineer with the Royal Navy.
History[edit | edit source]
Brown joined the Royal Navy in 1894 as a trainee engineer at the Devonport Dockyards. In 1899 he qualified as a Probationary Assistant Engineer, promoted to engineer lieutenant in 1900. In 1912 he was promoted to engineer lieutenant-commander, engineer commander in 1917 and engineer captain in 1924. He served in Washington as Assistant Naval Attache 1921–1925. In 1930 he was appointed engineer rear-admiral and in 1932 was appointed vice-admiral and Engineer-in-Chief of the Fleet. He served as Director-General of Munitions Production, The War Office and retired in 1936. He is buried with his wife Marion in Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey.
Recognition[edit | edit source]
Brown was appointed:
- CB in the 1932 Birthday Honours list
- KCB in the 1934 Birthday Honours list
- GBE in the 1939 Birthday Honours list
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