Philip A. Weber
retired from active duty on January 1, 1967, after serving more
than 34 years, including 16 years aboard 12 ships. In 1943,
he was transferred by Executive Order to the U.S. Army Amphibious
Engineers and spent 2 years as an instructor and regimental
navigator, including a year in the S.W. Pacific, with the 533
Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment, 3rd Brigade.
While commanding the MARMER from 1957 to 1959, Captain Weber
pioneered the first comprehensive, circulatory survey for the
Coast and Geodetic Survey in New York Harbor.
In June 1963, he was named Los Angeles District Officer (now
West Coast Field Office, L.A.) and remained there until his
retirement. In May 1964, he was designated Commerce Department
representative to the Los Angeles Federal Executive Board.
Captain and Mrs. Weber are both natives of New Orleans but intend
to remain in Los Angeles for the immediate future.
4, 1909* - May 11, 1987
Captain Philip A. Weber was born September 4, 1907*, in New
Orleans, Louisiana. He was graduated from Tulane University
in June 1930. He was appointed as a Junior Engineer on
August 3, 1931, and commissioned as an Ensign on June 30, 1932.
his 35-year career, Captain Weber's assignments included the
following ships: HYDROGRAPHER, PIONEER, LESTER JONES as Executive
Officer; EXPLORER, PATHFINDER, COWIE, BOWIE as Executive Officer
and the MARMER as Commanding Officer. His other assignments
included triangulation; levels; Oakland Processing Office; Instructor
at the Naval Amphibious Training Unit; Fredericksburg, Magnetism
Observatory; Assistant Chief in the Geophysics Division; and
at the time of his retirement, on January 1, 1967, as the Los
Angeles District Officer.
During World War II, Captain Weber received the Asiatic Pacific
Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star and the Victory
Medal. He was awarded a Certificate of Service for having served
as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
on projects for the Department of the Navy in areas determined
by the Department of the Navy to be of immediate military hazard.
He is survived by his wife, Marie, and three children.
*Copied as printed, not sure which date is correct.
ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, Vol 1., No. 6, 1/3/1967
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 7/1/1987