HAMMOND J. DUGAN, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Hammond Dugan '24

Date of birth: February 6, 1903

Date of death: April 4, 1933

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1924 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Hammond was lost when the airship USS Akron (ZRS 4) crashed off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933.

Akron's executive officer, LCDR Herbert V. Wiley '15, one of only three survivors, was filmed shortly after the crash:

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William Moffett '90, Fred Berry '08, Henry Cecil '10, Frank McCord '11, Harold Maclellan '18, Joseph Severyns '20, George Calnan '20, Richard Cross, Jr. '21, Herbert Wescoat '23, Robert Sayre '24, Charles Callaway '24, Charles Miller '25, Morgan Redfield '26, Wilfred Bushnell '26, and Cyrus Clendening '27 were also lost aboard Akron.

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

July 1924

Ensign, under instruction, Navy Yard, New York

Others at this command: LTjg George Calnan '20.

September 1924

Ensign, USS Arkansas

Others at this command: ENS Henry Harrison '24.

November 1924

Ensign, USS Arkansas

Others at this command: ENS Henry Harrison '24.

January 1925

Ensign, USS Arkansas

Others at this command: ENS Edmund Egbert '23 and ENS Henry Harrison '24.

March 1925

Ensign, USS Arkansas

Others at this command: ENS Edmund Egbert '23 and ENS Henry Harrison '24.

May 1925

Ensign, USS Arkansas

Others at this command: ENS Edmund Egbert '23 and ENS Henry Harrison '24.

July 1925

Ensign, under instruction, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island

Others at this command: ENS Thomas Fraser '24.

October 1925

Ensign, under instruction, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport, Rhode Island

Others at this command: ENS Thomas Fraser '24.

January 1926

Ensign, USS Hatfield

October 1926

Ensign, USS Humphreys

Others at this command: LTjg William Gray '21.

January 1927

Ensign, USS Humphreys

Others at this command: LTjg William Gray '21.

April 1927

Ensign, USS Humphreys

Others at this command: LTjg William Gray '21.

October 1927

Ensign, USS Humphreys

January 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Humphreys

April 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Humphreys

July 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Humphreys

October 1928

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey

Others at this command: ENS Wilfred Bushnell '26.

January 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey

Others at this command: ENS Wilfred Bushnell '26.

April 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey

Others at this command: ENS Wilfred Bushnell '26.

July 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey

Others at this command: CDR Fred Berry '08, LCDR Frank McCord '11, LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20, LTjg Herbert Wescoat '23, LTjg Adolph Hede '25, ENS Morgan Redfield '26, ENS Wilfred Bushnell '26, and ENS Clinton Rounds '27.

October 1929

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey

Others at this command: CDR Fred Berry '08, LCDR Frank McCord '11, LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20, LTjg Herbert Wescoat '23, LTjg Adolph Hede '25, LTjg Charles Miller '25, LTjg Morgan Redfield '26, LTjg Wilfred Bushnell '26, and ENS Clinton Rounds '27.

January 1930

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey

Others at this command: CDR Fred Berry '08, LCDR Frank McCord '11, LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20, LTjg Herbert Wescoat '23, LTjg Charles Miller '25, LTjg Morgan Redfield '26, LTjg Wilfred Bushnell '26, and ENS Clinton Rounds '27.

October 1930

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Academy

Others at this command: CDR James Logan '10, LCDR Robert English '11, LCDR Warner Portz '15, LCDR Cassin Young '16, LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20, LT John Jones '21, LT Edward Metcalfe '22, LT John French '22, LTjg John Welch '23, LTjg Louis Drexler, Jr. '23, LTjg William France '24, LTjg Fremont Wright '25, LTjg Richard Gingras '25, and ENS Claud Hughes '30.

Others at or embarked at this command: 1LT Charles Kail '23 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy), 1LT David Claude '24 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy), and 2LT Paul Moret '30 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy).

January 1931

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Academy

Others at this command: CDR James Logan '10, LCDR Robert English '11, LCDR Cassin Young '16, LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20, LT John Jones '21, LT Edward Metcalfe '22, LT John French '22, LTjg John Welch '23, LTjg Louis Drexler, Jr. '23, LTjg William France '24, LTjg Fremont Wright '25, and LTjg Richard Gingras '25.

Others at or embarked at this command: 1LT Charles Kail '23 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy) and 1LT David Claude '24 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy).

April 1931

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Naval Academy

Others at this command: CDR James Logan '10, LCDR Robert English '11, LCDR Cassin Young '16, LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20, LT John Jones '21, LT Edward Metcalfe '22, LT John French '22, LT John Welch '23, LTjg Louis Drexler, Jr. '23, LTjg William Hobby, Jr. '23, LTjg William France '24, LTjg Fremont Wright '25, and LTjg Richard Gingras '25.

Others at or embarked at this command: 1LT Charles Kail '23 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy) and 1LT David Claude '24 (Marine Barracks, Naval Academy).

July 1931

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 1931

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Others at this command: LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20.

January 1932

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Others at this command: LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20.

April 1932

Lieutenant (j.g.), under instruction, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Others at this command: LT Joseph Severyns, Jr. '20.

October 1932

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Akron

Others at this command: CDR Frank McCord '11, LT Richard Cross, Jr. '21, LTjg Charles Miller '25, LTjg Morgan Redfield '26, and LTjg Wilfred Bushnell '26.

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg Robert Larson '24 (Rigid Airship Training & Experimental Squadron).

January 1933

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Akron

Others at this command: CDR Frank McCord '11, LCDR Harold MacLellan '18, LT George Calnan '20, LT Richard Cross, Jr. '21, LT Herbert Wescoat '23, LTjg Charles Miller '25, LTjg Morgan Redfield '26, LTjg Wilfred Bushnell '26, and LTjg Cyrus Clendening '27.

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg Robert Larson '24 (Rigid Airship Training and Experimental Squadron).

April 1933

Lieutenant (j.g.), USS Akron

Others at this command: CDR Frank McCord '11, LCDR Harold MacLellan '18, LT George Calnan '20, LT Richard Cross, Jr. '21, LT Herbert Wescoat '23, LTjg Charles Miller '25, LTjg Morgan Redfield '26, LTjg Wilfred Bushnell '26, and LTjg Cyrus Clendening '27.

Others at or embarked at this command: LTjg Robert Larson '24 (Rigid Airship Training and Experimental Squadron).


Class of 1924

Hammond is one of 42 members of the Class of 1924 on Virtual Memorial Hall.