FURER, Julius, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Special Operations
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1988, USS Julius A. Furer (FFG-6)
Service Years
1897 - 1945
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1880
 
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Home Town
Mosel, Wisconsin
Last Address
FURER, JULIUS AUGUSTUS
RADM USN
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/09/1880
DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1963
BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 5647-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Date of Passing
Jun 05, 1963
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon




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Last Known Activity

JULIUS AUGUSTUS FURER

Navy Cross

Julius Augustus Furer
, Naval Constructor, inventor, administrator, and author, was born 9 October 1880 at Mosel, Wisconsin and appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1897, he graduated at the head of his class in 1901.

After sea duty in INDIANA (Battleship No. 1) and SHUBRICK (Torpedo Boat No. 31), he acquired a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1905.

In the era of great naval expansion after the Spanish-American War, Furer established a reputation for professional competence in his remarkably expeditious outfitting of the Navy Base at Charleston, South Carolina, which at that time lacked a physical plant, natural resources, and a skilled shipbuilding labor force.

While serving in the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1911, he applied new theories of scientific management. His advanced thinking and methods of procurement brought him the added task of purchasing all tools, machinery, and dock facilities for the Navy’s new base for the Pacific Fleet— Pearl Harbor. Furer installed the equipment in 18 months, but delayed his departure when  submarine F-4 (No. 23)
sank in 50 fathoms off Honolulu. He insisted on salvaging her, and invented a submersible pontoon which raised the boat and enabled her to be moved to drydock. An investigation of her hull revealed a design error which was corrected to avoid similar accidents.

Furer returned to Washington late in 1915 and took charge of the Supply Division, Bureau of Construction and Repair. Against some opposition by advocates of smaller vessels, he proposed the construction of 110-foot submarine chasers to meet the threat of the German U-boat. Furer’s arguments persuaded the Navy’s General Board to order 450 vessels constructed on Furer’s basic design. These contributions to the American war effort earned Furer the Navy Cross.

Following the war, he reported to the staff of the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, and tirelessly devoted his talent to the improvement of damage control, ship design, and crew comfort. From December 1922 to April 1927, he was a member of the U.S. Naval Mission to Brazil.

Furer next was assigned to the Asiatic Station, where he developed extensively the aircraft facilities at Cavite, Philippine Islands. In 1928, he became Manager of the Industrial Department of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and supervised the modernization of battleships PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) and NEW MEXICO (BB-40). Under his management, the yard set records for low costs and speed of construction. Between July 1935 and December 1937, Furer was Naval Attache at embassies in London, Paris, Berlin, and Rome. His technical advice aided the American delegation to the London Naval Conference in 1936.

A Rear Admiral at the outbreak of World War II, he became the Coordinator of Research and Development, and the senior member of the National Research and Development Board. He coordinated widespread research that speeded development of modern weapons systems for the Navy. These services won Furer the Legion of Merit 30 June 1945.

Julius Furer retired from active service in 1945, but was recalled to duty in the Navy’s History Division in 1951.

During a second retirement, he wrote the widely acclaimed study, “Administration of the Navy Department in World War II,” published in 1960.

Rear Admiral Julius A. Furer died 6 June 1963 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

   
Other Comments:
USS JULIUS A. FURER was launched 22 July 1966 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; and sponsored by Mrs. Julius A. Furer, widow of Rear Admiral Julius A. Furer. Commissioned 11 November 1967. After receiving a LAMPS helicopter flight deck in 1973, JULIUS A. FURER was redesignated a guided missile frigate on 30 June 1975 and became FFG-6. Decommissioned on 10 November 1988, she was leased to Pakistan on 31 January 1989 and became guided missile frigate BADR (D-161). Returned to U.S. custody at Singapore on 11 December 1993, she was stricken from the Navy Register the same day. Transferred to the Maritime Administration on 29 March 1994, former JULIUS A. FURER was sold for scrap the same day to Trusha Investments Pte. Ltd., c/o Jacques Peirot, Jr. & Sons, of New York City for $660,600.

   
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USS Julius A. Furer (FFG-6)
Hull number FFG-6



Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels

Strength
Frigate

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105
   

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2010
   
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Other Memories
JULIUS A. FURER was launched 22 July 1966 by the Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine; and sponsored by Mrs. Julius A. Furer, widow of Rear Admiral Julius A. Furer. Commissioned 11 November 1967. After receiving a LAMPS helicopter flight deck in 1973, JULIUS A. FURER was redesignated a guided missile frigate on 30 June 1975 and became FFG-6. Decommissioned on 10 November 1988, she was leased to Pakistan on 31 January 1989 and became guided missile frigate BADR (D-161). Returned to U.S. custody at Singapore on 11 December 1993, she was stricken from the Navy Register the same day. Transferred to the Maritime Administration on 29 March 1994, former JULIUS A. FURER was sold for scrap the same day to Trusha Investments Pte. Ltd., c/o Jacques Peirot, Jr. & Sons, of New York City for $660,600.

   
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USS Furer DEG-6 / FFG-6
Launching of DEG-6
150 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Julius A. Furer (FFG-6)

Brooks, James, LCDR, (1984-2004) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Rheinstrom, Gordon, CAPT, (1966-1993) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Veite, Thomas, CWO3, (1976-1996) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Barnes, Leon, SCPO, (1971-1999) Chief Petty Officer
Pelland, William, CMC, (1956-1996) Chief Petty Officer
Roberts, Ronnie, MCPO, (1969-1995) Chief Petty Officer
Schmidt, Donald, MCPO, (1968-1997) Chief Petty Officer
Clark, Duane, CPO, (1978-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Garcia, Robert, CPO, (1962-1982) Petty Officer First Class
Ely, William, PO1, (1986-2006) Petty Officer Second Class
Flynn, Paul, PO2, (1975-1979) Petty Officer Second Class
Hernandez, Chris, LT, (1980-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Osmer, Thomas, PO1, (1978-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
St. Pierre, Glenn, CMC, (1978-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Wahl Jr, Rick, CPO, (1981-2003) Petty Officer Second Class
Young, Steve, LT, (1977-1997) Petty Officer Second Class
Ditano, Roland, PO1, (1972-1982) Petty Officer Third Class
Farr, Regie, SCPO, (1986-Present) Petty Officer Third Class
Levy, Harold, CPO, (1972-1996) Petty Officer Third Class
Nutwell, Harry, CPO, (1981-2002) Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, Jerry, PO1, (1984-2004) Petty Officer Third Class
Evans, Michael, PO1, (1987-2007) Seaman
Graham, Rodney, PO1, (1981-Present) Seaman
Herrin, James, PO1, (1981-2003) Seaman
Ziolkowski, Michael, PO3, (1987-1990) Seaman
White, Bill, SCPO, (1976-1999) Hospitalman
Heard, Carl, CPO, (1981-2006) Fireman
Valentine, David, PO1, (1984-2004) Seaman Recruit
Sommer, Douglas, CAPT, (1960-1983) OFF 111X Captain
McTigue, James, CAPT, (1969-1999) OFF 111X Commander
France, Bruce, CDR, (1976-1999) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Nelson, Howard, LT, (1980-1987) OFF 000X Lieutenant
RUSSO, FRANK, LT, (1978-1986) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Tucker, Richard, LCDR, (1979-1995) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Jennings, Bill, LCDR, (1983-2003) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
McLaughlin, Stephen, LTJG, (1985-1990) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Nerheim, Steven, CAPT, (1968-2005) OFF 111X Ensign
Caldwell, Klaus, PO3, (1975-1979) BM BM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Riley, Martin, CMC, (1968-1990) MM MM-9348 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Arel, Gerard, LT, (1968-1990) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Astle, Ed, CPO, (1971-1992) MM MM-4204 Chief Petty Officer
Blejski, James, CWO2, (1976-1994) BT BT-4513 Chief Petty Officer
Brown, Robert, CPO, (1969-1989) ET ET-1425 Chief Petty Officer
Hobbs, Horace, CPO, (1964-1984) SK SK-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Meadows, Terry, CPO, (1981-2001) MS MS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Meeks, Edward, SCPO, (1973-1994) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Nimocks, Dean, CPO, (1970-1990) EM EM-9517 Chief Petty Officer
Oaks, Bill, SCPO, (1968-1989) FTM FTM-1188 Chief Petty Officer
SMITH, LC, CWO4, (1965-1991) ST ST-0492 Chief Petty Officer
Bartolacci, Robert, PO1, (1973-1979) ST STS-0434 Petty Officer First Class
Casey, Thomas, PO1, (1978-1996) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cersosimo, Bob, MCPO, (1962-1988) RM RM-2346 Petty Officer First Class
COX, Troy, CMC, (1983-Present) GM GM-0988 Petty Officer First Class
Francis, Gary, PO1, (1968-1977) ET ET-1431 Petty Officer First Class
Freeman, Patrick, PO1, (1975-1996) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Galles, Rodney, CPO, (1963-1983) CTI CTI-9201 Petty Officer First Class
Glass, Robert, PO1, (1976-1984) FT FT-1166 Petty Officer First Class
Huser, William, PO1, (1973-1992) MS MS-3538 Petty Officer First Class
Locke, John, PO1, (1974-1980) ST ST-0454 Petty Officer First Class

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