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Julius Augustus Furer, American naval officer. Awarded Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, various campaign and victory medals (United States), Legion of Honor (France), Order of Crown (Belgium). member of staff commander-in-chief, Pacific fleet, 1919-1921; member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1923-1927; Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, United States Naval Institute, Chi Phi.

Background

Furer, Julius Augustus was born on October 9, 1880 in Mosel, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Review Edmund E. and Caroline Louisa (Wedemeyer) Furer.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1901. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1905.

Career

1 daughter, (by 1st marriage), Helen C. (Mistress Clifton Toal). Commissioned Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1903, advanced through grades to rear admiral 1941. Midshipman United States Ship Indiana, United States Ship Shubrick, 1901-1903.

Transferred to construction corps, 1903. Duty at navy yards, New York, Charleston (South Carolina.), Philadelphia, Pearl Harbor (T.H.), 1905-1915. Planned and supervised raising of submarine F-4 from depth of 304 feet (greatest depth from which any ship has been raised), Honolulu, 1915.

With Bureau Construction and Repair, United States Navy Department, designing submarine chasers and supervising building program for small craft, 1915-1919. Member of staff commander-in-chief, Pacific fleet, 1919-1921. With Bureau Construction and Repair, 1921-1923.

Member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1923-1927. Manager Navy Yard, Cavite, P.I., 1928-1930, Philadelphia, 1930-1935. Technical assistant to naval attaches, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, 1935-1938.

General inspector Bureau Ships, United States Navy Department, 1938-1940. Head Compensation Board, Navy Department, 1941. Coordinator research and development Navy Department, 1941-1945.

Retired from active duty, November 1945. Recalled to active duty since 1951, engaged in writing History of Administration of Navy Department in World World War World War II Cons. Brazilian government on laying out naval yard, Rio de Janeiro, 1923-1927.

Technical adviser Naval Limitations Conference, London, 1936. Trustee Naval History Foundation, supervised construction naval Museum, Washington.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to Encyclopedia Americana, Naval Institute, other technical journals Invented submersible pontoons for raising sunken ships, 1915, adopted as standard salvage equipment for submarine bases.

Membership

Member of staff commander-in-chief, Pacific fleet, 1919-1921. Member United States Naval Mission to Brazil, 1923-1927. Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, United States Naval Institute, Chi Phi.

Clubs: Chevy Chase, Army-Navy (Washington), Yacht (New York City).

Connections

Married second, Helen Carlin Emery, May 12, 1927.

father:
Review Edmund E. Furer

mother:
Caroline Louisa (Wedemeyer) Furer

spouse:
Helen Carlin Emery