Corpus Christi  

Sundial: 1083
State/Province:  Texas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 27° 41.467’ N  97° 16.000’ W
  • Naval Health Clinic
    10651 E St, Corpus Christi, TX 78419
    In the green space north of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi medical clinic
  • Farenholt sundial for U.S. Naval Hospital Corpus Christi Texas. 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 star 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.

    Note that from 1930 on, the standard Farenholt gnomon design has a cut-out star.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: U.S. Navy
  • Circling the top of the dial:
    Per Aspera Ad Astera
    (Through hardship to the stars)

    South of the gnomon on the dial face:

    Below the date is the initial "F" for Farenholt
  • Designer: RADM Ammen Farenholt
  • Builder: U.S. Navy Foundry
  • Construction Date: 1940
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