Admiral Daniel Ammen

Admiral Daniel AmmenProfile

American naval officer and author. He served with Dupont’s fleet during the Civil War, was chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, 1869-1871, and of the Bureau of Navigation, 1871-1878. He designed the ram, Katahdin, and a life-raft, Ammen balsa, used in the navy, and made a survey for a Nicaraguan Canal which he strongly advocated. Ammendale, near Washington, was named after him; it is the seat of a Christian Brothers’ novitiate. Appointed rear-admiral in 1877, he resigned in 1878. His writings include “Recollections of Grant” and “The Old Navy and the New” (autobiographical).



  • 1898 in Washington, DC of natural causes

MLA Citation

  • “Admiral Daniel Ammen”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 November 2019. Web. 8 March 2021. <>