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Naval officer

Andrew Irwin Mckee, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (twice); recipient David W. Taylor medal Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1956. Member of the United States Naval Institute, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma.

Background

Mckee, Andrew Irwin was born on February 17, 1896 in Larenceburg, Kentucky, United States. Son of Lewis Witherspoon and Eliza Schenck (Irwin) Mckee.

Education

Bachelor of Science with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1917. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921.

Career

; children—Andrew Irwin, Katherine (Mistress Walter Miller Ousey), Lewis Witherspoon, Francis Brown. Married second, Baroness Ingeborg von Finckh, July 12, 1947. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1917, advanced through grades to rear admiral, 1947.

Served in United States Ship Huntington, engaged in troop transport to Europe, 1917-1918. Tranferred to Naval Construction Corps, 1918. Submarine assistant to superintendent construction, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Fore Fiver plant, 1919-1920.

Assistant repair superintendent Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 1922-1924. Construction officer. Submarine base, New London, Connecticut, 1924-1926.

Charge submarine design desk Bureau Construction and Repair, Navy Department, 1926-1930. Superintendent new construction Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 1930-1934. Hull superintendent Mare Island Navy Yard, 1934-1937.

Planning officer and design superintendent Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H., 1938-1944. Fleet maintenance officer, service force, Pacific Fleet, 1945, in charge emergency repairs, Okinawa. Commander Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, 1945-1947.

Retired as rear admiral, 1947. Vice president General Dynamics, Corporation, director research and design Electric Boat div., 1952-1961.

Membership

Member of the United States Naval Institute, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma.

Connections

Married Katherine Brown, October 4, 1919 (divorced 1947).; married second, Baroness Ingeborg von Finckh, July 12, 1947. Children: Andrew Irwin, Katherine (Mistress.

father:
Lewis Witherspoon Mckee

mother:
Eliza Schenck (Irwin) Mckee

spouses:
Katherine Brown

Baroness Ingeborg von Finckh

children:
Andrew Irwin Mckee

Katherine (Mrs Mckee