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Louis Dreller, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with 2 stars. American Theater, Defense with 1 star. World War I and World World War II ribbons (United States) Order of Southern Cross (Brazil), Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands).


Dreller, Louis was born on March 6, 1897 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Abram and Eva Celia (Polimer) Dreller.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer, University of N.H., 1918. Doctor of Laws, 1947. Student Post Graduate School, United States Naval Academy, 1920-1921.

Master of Science Columbia, 1925.


Ensign (engineering duty), United States Navy, 1918, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral (engineering duty), 1946. Service included sea duty on battleships, destroyers, aircraft carriers. Two tours of duty, Elec.

Design Section, Bureau of Engineering and Bureau of Ships. At outbreak of World World War II was engineer officer attached to Scouting Force Staff. Design superintendent, planning officer and production officer, Philadelphia Navy Yard, 1942-1946.

Commander Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii, 1946-1948. Chief office Industrial Survey for Secretary Navy, 1948-1949. Assistant Chief of Naval Material, 1950-1951.


Member Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Naval Order of the United States (general commandery). Mason.; Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington): Rotary (honorary).


Married Edythe Molly Maharam, May 22, 1924. Children: Selma Dreller Kerr, Doris M. Commissioned.

Abram Dreller

Eva Celia (Polimer) Dreller

Edythe Molly Maharam

Selma Dreller Kerr Dreller

Doris M. Commd Dreller