Frank C. McCord

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Frank C. McCord (2 August 1890 – 4 April 1933) was a commander of the United States Navy.

Biography[edit]

Commander Frank C. McCord was born at Vincennes, Indiana. He was appointed Midshipman on July 5, 1907.

From 1925 on, his career focused on naval aviation. On June 30, 1932, he reported for duty on the dirigible USS Akron (ZRS-4).

Death[edit]

Commander McCord, along with Rear Admiral William A. Moffett were the Chief Officers of the U.S.S. Akron when it encountered severe weather and crashed near Barnegat Light, New Jersey on 4 April 1933. Commander McCord, Admiral Moffett and 71 other persons were killed.

Namesake[edit]

United States Ship McCord (DD-534), a destroyer, was laid down 17 March 1942 at the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company in San Francisco and launched 10 January 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Frank C. McCord, the widow of Commander Frank C. McCord for whom the destroyer was named.

External links[edit]

  • McCord at www.history.navy.mil