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First Name: Henry

Last Name: Ziegemeier

Birthplace: Allegheny, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Joseph

Date of Birth: 27 March 1867

Date of Death: 15 October 1930

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Henry Joseph Ziegemeier

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Henry Joseph Ziegemeier
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy

Henry Joseph Ziegemeier was born on 27 March 1867 in Allegheny, PA.

Ziegemeier was an 1890 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy; his first assignment was aboard the flagship Pensacola. While serving on the USS Annapolis from July 1897 through May 1899, he participated in the Battle of Nipe Bay, the capture of Puerto Rico and other expeditions on the south coast of Cuba.

He was promoted to Captain on 29 August 1916 and, as Captain of the USS Virginia, was responsible for transport of troops to and from France during World War I. He received the Navy Cross for "exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the USS Virginia in the Atlantic Fleet."

In 1921, he commanded the Pacific Fleet aboard the newly-commissioned USS California. After his promotion to Rear Admiral in 1922, he was the Director of Naval Communications, Commandant of the Navy Yard in Norfolk, VA, and, in 1928, Commandant of the Navy Yard in Bremerton, WA.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Henry Joseph Ziegemeier died on 15 October 1930 in Puget Sound, WA. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.

Honoree ID: 3255   Created by: MHOH




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