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Naval officer

Ernest Edward Herrmann, German naval officer. Awarded 3 Legions of Merit for service, World World War World War II.


Herrmann, Ernest Edward was born on July 17, 1896 in Memel, Germany. Son of Albert Edward and Friedrieka (Wiechmann) Herrmann.


Came to the United States, 1897, naturalized, 1905. Student College City of New York, 1914-1915. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1918.


1 daughter, Margot Jean. Commissioned ensign United States Navy June 6, 1918, and advanced through grades to rear admiral, March 4, 1944. On duty, Cruiser Transport Force, World War I.

Served in various capacities, chiefly gunnery, in Atlantic and Pacific Fleet ships, 1918-1939. Battle force gunnery officer, 1939-1940, United States Fleet gunnery officer, 1940-1941. Instructor in ordnance and gunnery United States Naval Academy, 1924-1926, 29-31, 34-37.

Coordinator for antiaircraft matters, bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1941-1943 director of plans, 1943-1944. Commanded heavy cruiser United States Ship Boston, from Marianas campaign to beginning Okinawa campaign, 1944-1945. Chief, logistic plans, Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, 1946.

Commanded cruiser Division 3, United States Pacific Fleet, 1947, Division 13, 1948-1949. Superintendent United States Naval Postgrad. School since 1950.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Exterior Ballistics, 1926, 1930, 1935 (official text books on subject, United States Naval Academy).


Married Jean Simpson Stewart Hughes, June 8, 1918.

Albert Edward Herrmann

Friedrieka (Wiechmann) Herrmann

Jean Simpson Stewart Hughes