Ben Moreell Photo

Ben Moreell

Born: Sep 14, 1892

Death: Jul 30, 1978

Birthplace: Salt Lake City

Nationality: United States

Ben Moreell

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1892
Date of Death : Jul 30, 1978
Birth Place : Salt Lake City

Admiral Ben Moreell was the chief of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks and of the Civil Engineer Corps. Best known to the American public as the Father of the Navy's Seabees, Moreell's life spanned eight decades, two world wars, a great depression and the evolution of the United States as a superpower. He was a distinguished Naval Officer, a brilliant engineer, an industrial giant and articulate national spokesman.

Awards Won


  • Legion of Merit
  • John Fritz Medal
  • World War I Victory Medal
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