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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1936-1936, 210X, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
Service Years
1894 - 1936
Medical Corps
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Steven Loomis (SaigonShipyard), IC3 to remember FARENHOLT, Ammen (Dr. Medical Corps), RADM.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Norfolk, Virginia
Last Address
Ammen died February 12, 1956 in San Diego, California. He is buried at the San Francisco National Cemetery along side his wife Henrietta and his father Rear Admiral Oscar W. Farenholt.

Date of Passing
Feb 12, 1956
Location of Interment
San Francisco National Cemetery - San Francisco, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
  1894, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), California (Member) (California) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Ammen C. Farenholt, RADM USN(MC), was born on December 9, 1871 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a hereditary member of the California Commandery of the MOLLUS, Insignia Number 9999. Ammen graduated from Harvard in 1893 with an MD and entered the naval service as an assistant surgeon May 29, 1894, and was promoted to the grade of passed assistant surgeon May 29, 1897. He served with Dewey at Manila, in the Philippine Insurrection, and on the China Coast serving on many ships including the USS Baltimore, USS Oregon, USS Maryland, USS Independence, etc. He attained the rank of Lieutenant on December 26, 1900, and was a passed Assistant Surgeon in the Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. From December 26, 1900, to April 12, 1901, he was on sea duty attached to the USS Concord. From April 12, 1901, to July 27, 1901, he was on sea duty attached to the USS Oregon. In 1920, he was stationed in Vallejo, California at he Navy Yard on Mare Island. He was Commander of the Hospital Ship Mercy in 1921 and later the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Hospitals on Mare Island, California, at Great Lakes, Illinois in the 1920s, and Puget Sound, Washington. He was promoted to Rear Admiral December 7, 1926, was the Medical Inspector of Naval Medical Corps activities on the East Coast in 1930, and Assistant to the Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington. He was appointed Inspector of the Medical Department activities of the West Coast August 24, 1931 and retired January 1, 1936. In addition to MOLLUS he was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Medical Association, te New York Yacht Club, a contributor to the Naval Medical Bulletin and Naval Institute, received campaign awards, a special letter of commendation and a citation for services in World War I.

His father was Rear Admiral Oscar W. Farenholt. 
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US NavyBureau of Medicine and Surgery, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)Mare Island Naval ShipyardUSS Mercy (AH-8)
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)Naval Hospital Great Lakes, ILNavy Medicine East, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1894-1896, USS Independence (1814) - (ship of the line)
  1897-1899, 210X, USS Baltimore (C-3)
  1900-1901, 210X, USS Concord (PG-3)
  1901-1901, 210X, USS Oregon (BB-3)
  1910-1914, USS Maryland (ACR-8)
  1917-1917, 210X, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1920-1921, 210X, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1921-1921, 210X, USS Mercy (AH-8)
  1922-1924, 210X, Naval Hospital Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
  1924-1925, 210X, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL
  1925-1926, 210X, NMC Puget Sound
  1926-1930, 210X, Navy Medicine East, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1930-1936, 210X, Navy Medicine West, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
  1936-1936, 210X, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Manila Bay
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard University
  1888-1893, Harvard University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 13, 2012, General Photos3
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