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Frederick K. Engle

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Frederick K. Engle
BornOctober 24, 1797
Chester, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 12, 1868(1868-02-12) (aged 70)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States
Seal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg
United States Navy
Years of service1814–1866
RankRear Admiral
UnitUSS Princeton
USS Wabash
Battles/warsMexican–American War

Cochinchina Campaign

American Civil War

Frederick K. Engle (October 24, 1797 – February 12, 1868) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy.

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Early life and career

Engle was born in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.[1] He entered the navy as a midshipman on November 30, 1814, and became lieutenant on January 13, 1825.[2] During the Mexican–American War he commanded the Princeton.[3]

He was promoted to captain on September 14, 1855,[2] and commanded the Wabash, flagship of the Home Squadron, from 1856 until 1858.[4]

At the beginning of the Civil War he was sent to China to bring home the Hartford, then served in the Union blockading squadron. He was then assigned to the command of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and subsequently became governor of the naval asylum in that City.[5] He was promoted to rear admiral on the retired list on July 25, 1866.[2]

Engle died in Philadelphia on February 12, 1868.[2] He is buried at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Burlington, NJ.


  1. ^ Martin, John Hill (1877). Chester (and Its Vicinity,) Delaware County, in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile & Sons. p. 397. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Navy Officers: 1775–1900". Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  3. ^ Ashmead, Henry Graham (1884). History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 155. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ "NavSource Online: USS Wabash". Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  5. ^ "US Admirals, January 1, 1866". Retrieved 12 August 2010.


Military offices
Preceded by
Cornelius Stribling
Commander, East India Squadron
23 July 1861 – 23 September 1862
Succeeded by
Cicero Price
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