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Frank Edmund Beatty, Jr.
Born (1894-06-17)June 17, 1894
Died November 12, 1976(1976-11-12) (aged 82)
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Place of death Santa Monica, California
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1916–1951
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held USS Long
USS Columbia
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Navy Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Relations Frank E. Beatty (father)

Frank Edmund Beatty, Jr. was a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy.


Beatty was born on June 17, 1894, in Washington, D.C. to Frank E. Beatty, a Rear Admiral, and Anne Beatty.[1] He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1916, and would later attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a B.S. in 1922. Beatty married Patricia Horton, a native of Ireland. Their son, Denis, would serve as a Lieutenant in the Navy.

Beatty died on November 12, 1976, in Santa Monica, California.


During World War I, Beatty served aboard the battleship New York. Later he would take command of the destroyer Long from 1933 to 1934, followed by serving as an aide to the Commanding Destroyers Scouting Force, and as Executive Officer of the heavy cruiser Augusta from 1940 to 1941. From 1941 to 1943 he was an aide to Secretary of the Navy William Franklin Knox before taking command of the light cruiser Columbia from 1943 to 1944. Beatty served as the Commander of U.S. Forces in the Aruba-Curaçao area during World War II from 1944 to 1945. Beatty retired from the Navy in June 1951. Decorations he earned include the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, and he was twice awarded the Legion of Merit.


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