Andrew Collier

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Andrew Collier
Born (1924-06-03)June 3, 1924
Kamloops, British Columbia
Died January 3, 1987(1987-01-03) (aged 62)
Victoria, British Columbia
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Navy
Naval Ensign of Canada.svg Canadian Forces
Years of service 1946-1980
Rank Vice-Admiral
Commands held HMCS Skeena
Seventh Canadian Escort Squadron
Canadian Flotilla (Atlantic)
Maritime Forces Pacific
Maritime Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit

Vice Admiral Andrew Laurence Collier CMM (June 3, 1924 – January 3, 1987) was a Canadian Forces officer who served as Commander Maritime Command from 1977 to 1979.


Collier joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942 and completed his training in 1945.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the destroyer HMCS Skeena in 1960, Captain Sea Training on the staff of the Flag Officer Atlantic Coast in 1962 and Director Naval Plans at the National Defence Headquarters in 1964.[1] He went on to be Director International Plans in 1965, Commander Seventh Canadian Escort Squadron in 1966 and Deputy Chief of Staff Maritime Training in 1967.[1] After that he became Deputy Chief of Staff (Combat Readiness) in 1970, Commander Canadian Flotilla (Atlantic) in 1972 and Senior Liaison Officer (Navy) on the Defence Liaison Staff in Washington, D.C. in 1973.[1] His last appointments were as Chief of Maritime Operations in 1974, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in 1975 and Commander Maritime Command in 1977, in which role he argued for more ships,[2] before retiring in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Collier, Andrew Laurence The Nauticapedia
  2. ^ Retiring admiral makes last plea for more ships Ottawa Citizen, August 1, 1979
Military offices
Preceded by
Douglas Boyle
Commander Maritime Command
Succeeded by
John Allan