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Naval officer

John Adrian Hoogewerff, American naval officer.


Hoogewerff, John Adrian was born on November 27, 1860 in Howard County, Maryland, United States. Son of Samuel Evans and Mary Elizabeth (Duval) Hoogewerff.


Student Pennsylvania Military Academy, 1875-1876. Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1881, Naval War College, 1913-1914.


Ensign junior grade, July 1, 1883. Promoted through grades to captain, March 4, 1911. Temporary rear admiral, August 31, 1917.

Permanent rear admiral, July 1, 1918. Landed with United States force at Alexandria, Egypt, after bombardment by British. 1882; at United States Naval Observatory with Professor Asaph Hall, 1883-1885.

In charge Magnetic Observatory, 1889-1892. Instructor electricity, etc., United States Naval Academy, 1895-1898, 1901-1904. Served on Cincinnati, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Head Department Ordnance and Gunnery, United States Naval Academy, 1908-1909. Commanded Kansas, 1911-1913. Superintendent United States Naval Observatory, 1914-1917.

Commanded Pennsylvania, April-September 1917. Appointed commander Mine Force, Atlantic Fleet, September 1917. Commanding Battleship Division One, Atlantic Fleet, November 1917-February 1919.

Superintendent United States Naval Observatory, March 1919-June 1921. Commandant Navy Yard, Puget Sound, Washington, June 1921-October 1924. Retired November 27, 1924.

Medals for engagement at Matanzas, and for West Indian Campaign, Spanish-American War. Victory Medal and Navy Cross, World War.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Magnetic Observations, 1891.


Married Edwardine L. Hiester, October 10, 1889.

Samuel Evans Hoogewerff

Mary Elizabeth (Duval) Hoogewerff

Edwardine L. Hiester