Fechteler, Augustus, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1919-1919, 5th Naval District
Service Years
1879 - 1919
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Last Address
Hampton Roads, VA

Date of Passing
May 21, 1921
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Augustus Fechteler was the 1st Prussian born officer in the US Navy

His son: Fechteler, William, ADM  who was the 13th CNO

His son: Fechteler, Frank, LT killed in air crash


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 Duty Stations
US NavySecretary of the Treasury/US Coast & Geodegic SurveyOffice of Naval Intelligence (ONI)USS Solace (AH-2)
Mare Island Naval ShipyardSupervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
  1877-1879, USS Trenton (1877) Screw Steamer
  1879-1882, USS Shenandoah (1863)
  1882-1884, US Coast & Geodegic Survey/Drift (1876)
  1884-1884, US Coast & Geodegic Survey/Ready (1875)
  1884-1885, US Coast & Geodegic Survey/Blake (1874)
  1885-1886, USS JAMESTOWN (Sloop-of-war)
  1886-1888, USS Essex
  1889-1890, Bureau of Navigation
  1890-1892, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1892-1894, USS Albatross (1882)
  1894-1896, San Francisco, Naval Hydrographic Office
  1896-1898, USS Monterey (BM-6)
  1898-1899, USS Concord (PG-3)
  1899-1899, USS Solace (AH-2)
  1899-1901, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1903-1904, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/San Francisco Ca
  1904-1905, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1905-1906, USS Dubuque (PG-17)
  1906-1910, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
  1910-1911, USS South Carolina (BB-26)
  1911-1913, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
  1913-1914, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1915-1916, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Division 2 (WW I)
  1916-1917, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Division 6 (WW I)
  1917-1918, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Atlantic Fleet Division 7 (WW I)
  1918-1919, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
  1919-1919, 5th Naval District
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Manila Bay
  1899-1902 Philippine-American War/Philippine Insurrections
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1873-1879, United States Naval Academy
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