Award Recipients

Award Recipient

Capt. Frank T. Haydon

Award Year: 1995

NMHS Distinguished Service Award

The NMHS Distinguished Service Award has been presented each year since 1993 to recognize individuals who, through their personal effort and creativity, have made outstanding contributions to the maritime field.

Frank T. Haydon (1921–2009)

Frank T. Haydon grew up in Brooklyn, NY; he attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served aboard Liberty Ships in World War II as a midshipman, participating in the D-Day invasion aboard SS William N. Pendleton. He graduated from the Academy in 1945, earning his Master Mariner’s license, which he maintained throughout his career. Capt. Haydon joined the US Military Sealift Command in 1958, and then became executive vice president of Washington Maritime Shipping Corp. He later assumed the role of company director, a position he held until his death.

Categories: Sea Services Leadership, Shipping Owner/Operator, US Navy