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Washington Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frank W. Crilley Building
Frank W. Crilley, Ensign, U.S. Navy, 1888-1947
 
Frank W. Crilley Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2008
1. Frank W. Crilley Building Marker
 
Inscription. Frank W. Crilley was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 13, 1888. Following enlistment in the Navy in March, 1900 he became a gunner's mate and received additional training as a diver. In 1915 he made dives to over 300 feet during salvage operations on the sunken submarine F-4 (SS-23) off Honolulu, Hawaii. On April 17, 1915 he rescued fellow diver, William F. Loughman, Chief Gunner's Mate, USN, who had become entangled at a depth of 250 feet. After 2 hours and 11 minutes, Crilley was brought to the surface, having untangled the snarl of lines and cleared his imperiled comrade who was also brought to the surface still alive. For his heroism on this occasion, Frank W. Crilley was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1929.
 
Erected by U.S. Navy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.372′ N, 76° 59.831′ W. Marker is in Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Sicard Street, SE. Click for map. The Marker is three blocks south of the Navy Yard's west gate off M Street, SE; on the south face of the Crilley Building near its main entrance, mid-way between Isaac Hull and Patterson Avenues, SE on Sicard Street, SE. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Navy Yard DC 20374, United States of America.
 
The Frank W. Crilley Building, Washington Navy Yard Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, August 12, 2008
2. The Frank W. Crilley Building, Washington Navy Yard
 

 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Navy Yard Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); "4-in. 40 caliber rifles" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Navy Gun Car (about 400 feet away); Willard Park (about 400 feet away); USS Balao (SS-285) (about 400 feet away); The Leg of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren (about 500 feet away); National Museum of the U.S. Navy (about 500 feet away); 16-inch Projectiles (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington Navy Yard.
 
More about this marker. Parking is restricted on the Navy Yard during business hours. Visitors without military identification are required to enter the Yard via the west entrance off M Street, SE. Drivers must obtain a visitor's pass and proceed to an authorized parking area as directed.
 
Also see . . .  Frank W. Crilley. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
CPO Frank W. Crilley Photo, Click for full size
By HomeOfHeroes.com, circa 1915
3. CPO Frank W. Crilley
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then. Last updated on August 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 31, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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