Frank Lucius Pinney, Sr.
Captain, United States Navy
F. L. PINNEY, SUBMARINE OFFICER
Supervised Building of Navy’s First Two Which He Later Commanded
Dies at 71
WASHINGTON, December 6, 1945 Captain Frank Lucius Pinney, Sr., one of the Navy’s submarine pioneers, died here yesterday at the age of 71.
Captain Pinney supervised construction of the Adder and Mocasin, the first two submarines built under contract for the Navy, which were constructed between 1902 and 1904 by the Holland Torpedo Boat Company at New Suffolk, Long Island, New York. Later he commanded both.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Captain Pinney was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1898 and served in the Spanish-American and First World Wars. His last command was the Newport, Rhode Island, Naval Torpedo Station.
He laves a widow and a son, Commander Frank L. Pinney, Jr., both of Washington, and a brother, George H. Pinney of Orange City, Florida.
A funeral service will be held in Bethesda,
Maryland, tomorrow. Burial will take place in Arlington National
PINNEY, MARY B WIDOW OF FRANK LUCIUS SR
Posted: 17 December 2007