Sundial: 1078
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 47° 35.667’ N  122° 41.433’ W
  • US Naval Hospital Bremerton
    1 Boone Rd, Bremerton, WA 98312

    Dial located in front of hospital at Mt. Olympus Parking Lot
  • Farenholt sundial for U.S. Naval Hospital Puget Sound Washington. This cast bronze dial was designed and commissioned by RADM Farenholt for U.S. Naval Hospitals at bases where he was commanding officer, visited, or had special meaning to him. The dial is 18 inches (46cm) in diameter. The outer chapter ring has the motto, followed by a chapter ring with Arabic hours 6am to 6pm, raised hour lines that radiate from near the foot of the gnomon and short half-hour lines. The gnomon has graceful curves and a trefoil cut-out in the center. Below the gnomon is the naval command name, followed by the commissioning date in the southern portion of the hours chapter ring.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: U.S. Navy
  • Circling the top of the dial:
    Que Dieu Eclairi Les Heures Que Je Perds
    (May God light up the hours I fail to light)

    At southern end of dial:
  • Designer: RADM Ammen Farenholt
  • Builder: U.S. Naval Foundry
  • Construction Date: 1924
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