Frank Lucius Pinney

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Captain Frank Lucius Pinney (2 December, 1874 – 5 December, 1945) served in the United States Navy. He was one of the Navy's pioneers in the development of the submarine.

Life & Career

Frank Lucius Pinney was born in Connecticut on 2 December, 1874.[1] Pinney was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy from his home state and officially entered the U.S. Navy as a Naval Cadet on 6 April, 1894.[2]

Pinney was promoted to the rank of Ensign on 1 April, 1900.[3]

Pinney was appointed to command the torpedo boat Dahlgren on 24 October, 1902, with additional duties supervising the Holland Torpedo Boat Company's construction of the Navy's second and third submarines, Adder and Moccasin.[4]

Pinney was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 4 February, 1904.[5]

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Matt H. Signor
Captain of U.S.S. Dahlgren
24 Oct, 1902[6] – 17 Mar, 1903[7]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Nelson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Adder
12 Jan, 1903
Succeeded by
James Donald
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Moccasin
17 Jan, 1903
Succeeded by
Ernest D. McWhorter
Preceded by
George W. Williams
Captain of U.S.S. Cleveland
26 Jan, 1919[8]
Succeeded by
William B. Wells
Preceded by
William C. Asserson
Captain of U.S.S. Milwaukee
6 Jun, 1924[9] – after 1 Jan, 1925[10]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Register of Officers, 1924. pp. 16-17.
  2. Register of Officers, 1899. p. 31.
  3. Register of Officers, 1901. pp. 38-39.
  4. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 36.
  5. Register of Officers, 1909. pp. 28-29.
  6. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 36.
  7. "The Navy Gazette". Army and Navy Register. 21 March, 1903. Vol. XXXIII, No. 1,213, p. 21.
  8. Register of Officers, 1920. pp. 14-15.
  9. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 14-15.
  10. Register of Officers, 1925. pp. 14-15.