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Naval officer

Frank Dunn Berrien, American naval officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States), Order of St. Michael and St. George (Gr. British), Commander Order of the Savior (Greece).

Background

Berrien, Frank Dunn was born on August 17, 1877 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Son of Leonard Budd and Harriet May (Smith) Berrien.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1900. Graduated from the United States Naval War College, 1917. Army War College, 1926.

Career

Served on United States Ship Cincinnati in West Indies in Spanish-American War, 1898, Asiatic Station, participating in Philippine Campaign and Boxer War, 1900-1904. With Atlantic Fleet on warships Kentucky and Missouri, 1904-1907. On staff Rear Admiral C. M. Thomas, on flagships Minnesota and Connecticut, 1907-1908.

Head football coach Naval Academy, 1908-1910. Commander United States Destroyer, Trippe, 1910-1914. Participated in Mexican Campaign, 1914.

In charge Naval Magazine, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1914-1916. Appointed commander United States warships Nicholson and Wilkes at Queenstown, Ire., 1917. Commander United States hosp ship, Comfort, 1918.

Following the armistice became naval post officer at Bordeaux, France, remaining until summer of 1919. Chief of staff to commander of the Destroyer Force of the Pacific Fleet, 1920. Captain submarine base, New London, Connecticut, 1921-1923.

Commander desrtoyer divisions in Europe, 1923-1925. Established and commanded naval unit at Yale University, 1926. Qualified as naval observer, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1928.

Commander United States airplane carrier, Lexington, 1928-1930. Captain Navy Yard, Washington, 1930. Rear admiral, since 1935.

On active duty as troop convoy commander between San Francisco and South Australia. March-August 1942.

Membership

Served on United States Ship Cincinnati in West Indies in Spanish-American War, 1898, Asiatic Station, participating in Philippine Campaign and Boxer War, 1900-1904. Member Queenstown Association, Military Order World War, Military Order of the Dragon, Mill. Order of Carabao; Clubs: New York Yacht (New York City).

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Whittelsey, November 9, 1907. Children: Frank Whittelsey, Mary Elizabeth (Mistress.

father:
Leonard Budd Berrien

mother:
Harriet May (Smith) Berrien

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Whittelsey

children:
Frank Whittelsey Berrien

Mary Elizabeth (Mrs Berrien