USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37), twenty-eighth ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of guided-missile frigates, is the first United States Navy ship of that named for three brothers: Vice Admiral Henry CROMMELIN (1904-1971), Commander Charles CROMMELIN (died 1945), and Lieutenant Commander Richard CROMMELIN (1917-1945). Born of a pioneer Alabama family in Montgomery and Wetumpka, all three brothers graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. Henry, the oldest, became a Surface Warfare Officer while Richard and Charles died in combat as naval aviators. Individually and as a fighting family, they gained fame in World War II, attaining outstanding combat records and multiple decorations. Several books have been written about them and a monument commemorating their bravery rests in Battleship Park in Mobile, Alabama.