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Naval officer

J. F. Hellweg, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Cross, Spanish War, China, Philippine, Santiago and World War I medals (United States), Legion of Honor (France), Medaille Militaire (Belgium). Member National.


Hellweg, J. F. was born on March 16, 1879 in Baltimore. Son of Julius and Elizabeth (Singley) Hellweg.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1900. Graduated from Nava War College, 1924.


1 son, Vincent. Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1902, and advanced through the grades to commodore, 1944. Served as midshipman during Spanish-American War, 1898. Served in Boxer Uprising, China, 1900.

Philippine Insurrection, 1901-1902, Santo Domingo Insurrection, 1903-1904. Commanded United States Ship Macdonough, 1906, United States Ship Stewart, 1907-1908, Burrows, 1910-1913, Wilkes, 1916-1917, Prinzess Irene (Pochontas), 1917-1918, Marietta, 1918, Columbia, 1920-1921, Oklahoma 1928-1930. Served as supervisor naval overseas transportation service, Norfolk, 1919.

Captain of port, Bordeaux, France, and senior naval officer in France, 1919-1920. In charge fitting out and bringing to the United States, 5 former warships of Germany, 1920. Commanded 14th Destroyer Squadron, 1924-1926.

Superintendent Naval Observator. Washington, District of Columbia, 1930.


  • Other Work

    • Author of pamphlets on navigational subjects, organization, astronomy and ordnance.


Member National; Clubs: Army-Navy (Manila).


Married Paule Denise Vincent, July 3, 1907.

Julius Hellweg

Elizabeth (Singley) Hellweg

Paule Denise Vincent