Obituary: Lieutenant Commander Derek Howse MBE DSC FRIN FRAS
Derek Howse, who died in 1998, was a Vice-President of the Society. He was first elected to the Council in 1982 and was a member of the Publications Committee from its formation in 1990. For a number of years he produced the Society’s Newsletter, along with the List of Members for 1995 and 1998. In 1963, after a long and distinguished career in the Royal Navy, he was appointed Assistant Keeper in the National Maritime Museum’s Department of Navigation and Astronomy and became Head of the Department in 1976.