USS Crommelin
Decommissioned October 26, 2012
Named for three Crommelin brothers 

The Crommelin Brothers 

The Crommelin Brothers

The three brothers were Naval Academy graduates and gained fame in World War II, attaining outstanding combat records and multiple decorations.
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.
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