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Augustus Francis Fechteler, German naval officer. member Board of Inspection and Survey, Washington, 1906-1910.


Fechteler, Augustus Francis was born on September 1, 1857 in Paderborn, Prussia. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Lücken) Fechteler.


Brought to the United States, 1865. Graduate De La Salle Institute, New York, 1873, United States Naval Academy, 1877.


United States Circuit Judge W. W. Morrow, of San Rafael, California, October 16, 1893. Ensign, November 23, 1880. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, United States Navy, July 11, 1915.

Made first cruise on flagship Trenton to the Mediterranean, later on Shenandoah to the S. Atlantic. Duty on Coast Survey, 1882-1885. Cruise around the world through Suez Canal, 1886-1889.

With Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington, 1889-1892. In Behring Sea, protection of seal herds, 1892-1894. In charge hydrographic office, San Francisco, 1894-1896.

On the Monterey, participating in taking of Manila, then navigator of the Concord, later of the Solace, 1896-1899. Aide to commandant, Mare Island Navy Yard, 1899 to 1901. Navigator and later executive Iowa, cruising in Pacific and the Atlantic, 1901-1903.

At Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1903-1904. At office of Naval Intelligence, 1904-1905. In commanded cruiser Dubuque, 1905-1906.

Member Board of Inspection and Survey, Washington, 1906-1910. Commander battleship South Carolina, 1910-1911, cruising to English Channel and the Baltic. President Board of Inspection, 1911-1913.

Aid for inspection to Secretary of Navy, 1913-1914. Commanding div. of battleships in Atlantic Fleet, July 1915. Commandant Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, January 1918, 5th Naval District, April 1919.


Member Board of Inspection and Survey, Washington, 1906-1910.


Married Maud, d.

Joseph Fechteler

Elizabeth (Lücken) Fechteler