From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frederick McElroy '22

Date of birth: October 4, 1900

Date of death: August 26, 1943

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Frederick's loss. (Perhaps there is information on this page?) He is not listed on the killed in action panel in Memorial Hall. Register of Alumni gives date of death and "Pac Area Mobile Hospital 5." That command was in Noumea, New Caledonia. (September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE repeats this information.)

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Frederick was commanding officer of USS Bittern (AM 36) from December 28, 1929 to April 15, 1932.

He was in charge of the communications office of the 15th Naval District (Panama Canal) in 1939.

Class of 1922

Frederick is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 in Memorial Hall.