From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frank Heath '77

Date of birth: May 8, 1857

Date of death: June 12, 1889

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Frank Rives Heath was admitted to the Naval Academy with an At Large appointment on September 23, 1873 at age 16 years 4 months.


Frank died of pneumonia on June 12, 1889 in San Francisco.

He is buried in Virginia.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Cadet Midshipman, 23 September, 1873. Graduated 18 June, 1879. Ensign, 28 May, 1881. Lieutenant, Junior Grade, 2 January, 1888. Died 12 June, 1889.

He had survived the sinking of USS Vandalia (1876) earlier that year.

Class of 1877

Frank is one of 4 members of the Class of 1877 on Virtual Memorial Hall.