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First Name: Albert

Last Name: Mertz

Birthplace: Richmond, WI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Date of Birth: 26 March 1851

Date of Death: 21 July 1936

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Albert Mertz


Albert Mertz
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Albert Mertz was born on 26 March 1851 in Richmond, WI.

Mertz graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1872. After graduation he was assigned to Coast Survey duty. In the following years he served on the USS Alliance, USS Omaha, USS Minnesota, USS Omaha, USS Constellation, USS Michigan, USS Fern, USS Essex and the USS Glacier.

He was promoted to Commander in 1902 and in 1903 was assigned as Captain of the USS Newport. In 1909 he was named the Commandant, Naval Stations Cavite and Olongapo in the Philippines. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in late 1910 and by February of 1912, he became Governor of the Naval Home in Philadelphia. Mertz retired from the Navy on 26 March 1913.


The Navy later commissioned the Destroyer Mertz DD-691 in his honor.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Albert Mertz died on 21 July 1936 in San Diego, CA. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2859   Created by: MHOH




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