U.S. Naval Academy Class Rings

Graduates Remembered

Rear Admiral Frank Herman Schofield

Schofield
Midshipman Frank Schofield

Rear Admiral Frank Herman Schofield’s class ring was donated to the United States Naval Academy museum by his widow Mrs. Clara Isabel Schofield on November 13, 1943. Rear Admiral Schofield’s class ring was manufactured by Tiffany & Company. [1]

Rear Admiral Frank Herman Schofield was born January 4, 1869 in Jerusalem, New York. He was a veteran of the Spanish American War aboard the Hawk and World War I as aide in the Planning Section Staff of the Commander, United States Naval Forces, attached to the flagship USS Melville.[2] Rear Admiral Schofield was awarded the Navy Cross for his participation in developing anti-submarine warfare tactics and assisting the Chief of Naval Operations in the naval deliberations for the German Armistice. Rear Admiral Schofield sea commands included the USS Perry, USS Supply, USS Concord, USS Isla De Luzon, USS Chester, the battleship USS Texas, Commander Destroyer Squadrons, Battle Fleet, Commander Battleship Division Four, Battle Fleet, and Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Battle Force. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia. He died on February 20, 1942 in Annapolis, Maryland at the age of 73.

Navy Cross

Awarded for actions during the World War I:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Captain Frank Herman Schofield, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility in the preparation of plans for war in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and in assisting the Chief of Naval Operations in the deliberations in Paris, incident to the drawing up of naval terms of peace with Germany. [3]

References

[1] United States Naval Academy Museum card file of Curator James Cheevers, retrieved January 7, 2014.

[2] United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Inc., 2013 Register of Alumni, (Chesapeake, VA: Harris Connect, 2012), A7.

[3] "Hall of Valor," militarytimes.com, accessed May 5, 2016, http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=10033.