THE UNITED STATES FLEET
NOVEMBER 1, 1940

BATTLE FORCE
UNITED STATES FLEET
Admiral James O. Richardson

PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) - Fleet Flagship
NEW MEXICO (BB-40) - Temporary Flagship
Flag Air Unit - 1 VOS

HOUSTON (CA-30) - Relief Flagship
BATTLE FORCE, U.S. FLEET
Admiral Charles P. Snyder

CALIFORNIA (BB-44) - Battle Force Flagship
Flag Air Unit - 1 VOS
Rear Admiral Russell Willson, Commander, battleship Division One. Photo is from the Naval History and Heritage Command
On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
BATTLESHIPS, BATTLE FORCE
Vice Admiral William S. Pye

WEST VIRGINIA (BB-48) - Flagship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION ONE
Rear Admiral Russell Willson

ARIZONA (BB-39) (F)
Captain Harold C. Train
NEVADA (BB-36)
Captain Francis Rockwell
PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38)
Captain Elwin F. Cutts

Air Units - VO-1
Lt. C. H. Duerfeldt
3 VOS per ship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION TWO
Rear Admiral Walter N. Vernou

TENNESSEE (BB-43) (F)
Captain Jonas H. Ingram
OKLAHOMA (BB-37)
Captain E. J. Foy
CALIFORNIA (BB-44)
Captain Harold M. Bemis

Air Units - VO-2
Lt. C. C. Haman
3 VOS per ship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION THREE
Rear Admiral Arthur P. Fairfield

IDAHO (BB-42) (F)
Captain Stephen B. McKinney
MISSISSIPPI (BB-41)
Captain W. R. Munroe
NEW MEXICO (BB-40)
Captain Cortland C. Baughman

Air Units - VO-3
Lt. Cmdr. I. E. Hobbs
3 VOS per ship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION FOUR
Vice Admiral William S. Pye

WEST VIRGINIA (BB-48) (F)
Captain H. T. Markland
COLORADO (BB-45)
Captain Richard S. Edwards
MARYLAND (BB-46)
Captain E. W. McKee

Air Units - VO-4
Lt. Cmdr. C. F. Greber
3 VOS per ship
USS OKLAHOMA (BB-37) of BATDIVTWO,
photographed in 1940. Navy picture obtained from
the NAVSOURCE photo archive. As far as I know it is
in the public domain.
CRUISERS, BATTLE FORCE
Rear Admiral Husband Kimmell

HONOLULU (CL-48) - Flagship
CRUISER DIVISION THREE
Rear Admiral Felix Gygax

CONCORD (CL-10) (F)
Captain Ingram C. Sowell
CINCINNATI (CL-6)
Captain Spencer  S. Lewis
MILWAUKEE (CL-5)
Captain Archibald McGlasson
TRENTON (CL-11)
Captain James R. Barry

Air Units - VCS-3
Lt. Cmdr. Halstead L. Hopping
2 VSO per ship
CRUISER DIVISION EIGHT
Rear Admiral H. Kent Hewitt

PHILADELPHIA (CL-41) (F)
Captain Vance D. Chapline
BROOKLYN (CL-40)
Captain William Ward Smith
SAVANNAH (CL-42)
Captain Andrew C. Bennett
NASHVILLE (CL-43)
Captain Ralph S. Wentworth

Air Units - VCS-8
Lt. Cmdr. Cameron Briggs
4 VSO per ship
CRUISER DIVISION NINE
Rear Admiral Husband Kimmell

HONOLULU (CL-48) (F)
Captain Harold Dodd
BOISE (CL-47)
Captain Stephan B. Robinson
PHOENIX (CL-46)
Captain Herman E. Fischer
ST. LOUIS (CL-49)
Captain Charles H. Morrison
HELENA (CL-50)
Captain Max B. DeMott


Air Units - VCS-9
Lt. Cmdr. Clarence E. Ekstrom
4 VSO per ship
Rear Admiral Husband Kimmell, Commander, Cruisers, Battle Force and Commander, Cruiser Division
Nine. US Navy Photo from Naval History and Heritage Command On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in
the public domain.
DESTROYERS, BATTLE FORCE
Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel

DETROIT (CL-8) (F)
Captain Adolf v. S. Pickhardt
Air Unit - 2 VSO
DESTROYER FLOTILLA ONE
Rear Admiral Robert A. Theobold

RALEIGH (CL-7) (F)
Captain Robert B. Simons
Air Unit - 2 VSO

DOBBIN (AD-3) - Tender for Desrons 1 and 3
Captain Emory P. Eldredge
WHITNEY (AD-4) - Tender for Desrons 5 and 9
Commander William A. Corn
DESTROYER SQUADRON ONE
Captain Lewis E. Denfeld

PHELPS (DD-360) (F)
Cmdr. Albert M. Bledsoe
DESTROYER DIVISION ONE
Cmdr. William S. Popham

DEWEY (DD-349) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. S. W. DuBois
HULL (DD-350)
Lt. Cmdr. Walfrid Nyquist
MACDONOUGH (DD-351)
Lt. Cmdr. Raymond D. Tarbuck
WORDEN (DD-352)
Cmdr. Ranson K. Davis
DESTROYER DIVISION TWO
Commander C. W. Flynn

AYLWIN (DD-355) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. C. V. Lee
DALE (DD-353)
Lt. Cmdr. John P. Womble, Jr.
FARRAGUT (DD-348)
Lt. Cmdr. J. W. Welker
MONAGHAN (DD-354)
Lt. Cmdr. Nicolas B. VanBergen
DESTROYER SQUADRON FIVE
Captain  John B. Earle

PORTER (DD-356 ) (F)
Cmdr. Charles W. Weitzel
DESTROYER DIVISION NINE
Commander George C. Kriner

DRAYTON (DD-366) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. J. H. Carter
FLUSSER (DD-368)
Lt. Cmdr. George H. Lyttle
LAMSON (DD-367)
Lt. Cmdr. Perley E. Pendleton
MAHAN (DD-364)
Lt. Cmdr. John H. Leppert
DESTROYER DIVISION TEN
Commander Harvey E. Overesch

CUSHING (DD-376) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. William B. Jackson, Jr.
PERKINS (DD-377)
Lt. Cmdr. Timothy F. Wellings
PRESTON (DD-379)
Lt. Cmdr. Timothy J. O'Brien
SMITH (DD-378)
Lt. Cmdr. Francis X. McInerney
DESTROYER SQUADRON THREE
Captain  Irving H. Mayfield

CLARK (DD-361) (F)
Cmdr. Thomas H. Binford
DESTROYER DIVISION FIVE
Cmdr. Thomas  J. Keliher, Jr.

CASSIN (DD-372) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. W. F. Fitzgerald, Jr.
CONYNGHAM (DD-371)
Lt. Cmdr. J. E. Craig
DOWNES (DD-375)
Lt. Cmdr. Thomas H. Hederman
REID (DD-369)
Cmdr. James B. Carter
DESTROYER DIVISION SIX
Cmdr. Hubert E. Paddock

CASE (DD-370) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. H. D. Smith
SHAW (DD-373)
Lt. Cmdr. Thomas B. Britain
CUMMINGS (DD-365)
Lt. Cmdr. C. R. Todd
TUCKER (DD-374)
Cmdr. H. F. Gearing
DESTROYER SQUADRON NINE
Captain  Thomas A. Symington

MCDOUGAL (DD-358) (F)
Cmdr. William W. Warlick
DESTROYER DIVISION EIGHTEEN
Commander Thomas G. Peyton

DAVIS (DD-395) (F)
Cmdr. T. DeW. Carr
JOUETT (DD-396)
Cmdr. Guy W. Clark
SOMERS (DD-381) (F)
Cmdr. Jeffrey C. Metzel
WARRINGTON (DD-383)
Cmdr. Frank  G. Fahrion
DESTROYER FLOTILLA TWO
Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel

DETROIT (CL-8) (F)
Captain Adolf v. S. Pickhardt
Air Unit - 2 VSO

ALTAIR (AD-11) - Tender for Desrons 4 and 6
Cmdr. G. Hutchins
MELVILLE (AD-2) Tender for Desrons 8 and 26 and Desdiv 50
Cmdr. J. G. Moyer
DESTROYER SQUADRON FOUR
Captain W. F. Amsden

SELFRIDGE (DD-357) (F)
Cmdr. L. P. Lovette
DESTROYER DIVISION SEVEN
Cmdr. Robert L. Conolly

HENLEY (DD-391) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. Rutledge B. Tomkins
HELM (DD-388)
Lt. E. A. Tarbutton
BLUE (DD-387)
Lt. Cmdr. Charles O. Comp
BAGLEY (DD-386)
Lt. Cmdr. W. L. Freeman
DESTROYER DIVISION EIGHT
Commander Samuel P. Jenkins

MUGFORD (DD-389) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. W. Craig
RALPH TALBOT (DD-390)
Cmdr. Roy W. M. Graham
JARVIS (DD-393)
Lt. Cmdr. Corydon H. Kimball
PATTERSON (DD-392)
Cmdr. Jack E. Hurff
DESTROYER SQUADRON SIX
Captain Freeland A. Daubin

BALCH (DD-363) (F)
Cmdr. L. B. Austin
DESTROYER DIVISION ELEVEN
Cmdr. N. M. Pigman

GRIDLEY (DD-380) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. E. A. Solomons
CRAVEN (DD-382)
Lt. Cmdr. Mead S. Pearson
MAURY (DD-401)
Lt. Cmdr. E. D. Snare
MCCALL (DD-400)
Lt. Cmdr. E. G. Fullinwider
DESTROYER DIVISION TWELVE
Cmdr. E. P. Sauer

DUNLAP (DD-384) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. C. H. Bushnell
BENHAM (DD-397)
Lt. Cmdr. Thomas F. Darden, Jr.
FANNING (DD-385)
Lt. Cmdr. W. R. Cooke, Jr.
ELLET (DD-398)
Lt. Cmdr. Francis J. Mee
DESTROYER SQUADRON EIGHT
Captain A. Stanton Merrill

WINSLOW (DD-359) (F)
Cmdr. Randal  E. Dees
DESTROYER DIVISION THREE
Commander Allan E. Smith

ANDERSON (DD-411) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. W. M. Hobby, Jr.
ROWAN (DD-405)
Lt. Cmdr. B. R. Harrison, Jr.
MUSTIN (DD-413)
Lt. Cmdr. J. S. Freeman
HAMMANN (DD-412)
Lt. Cmdr. Arnold E. True
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTEEN
Commander Donald P. Moon

LANG (DD-399) (F)
Cmdr. F. L. Johnson
STERETT (DD-407)
Lt. Cmdr. A. Macondray, Jr.
STACK (DD-406)
Lt. Cmdr. I. Olch
WILSON (DD-408)
Lt. Cmdr. R. G. Sturges
DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY-SIX
Captain T. E. Van Metre

HOPKINS (DD-249) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. O. A. Kneeland
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-ONE
Cmdr. George F. Hussey, Jr.

PERRY (DD-340) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. R. E. Elliott
WASMUTH (DD-338)
Lt. Cmdr. C. A. Chappell
ZANE (DD-337)
Lt. L. M. LeHardy
TREVER (DD-339)
Lt. Cmdr. J. S. Smith, Jr.
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY
Cmdr. Arthur D. Burhans
RATHBURNE (DD-113) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. Preston V. Mercer
TALBOT (DD-114)
Lt. Cmdr. Max Stormes
DENT (DD-116)
Lt. Cmdr. Merrall K. Kirk Patrick
WATERS (DD-115)
Lt. Cmdr. R. D. Smith
AIRCRAFT, BATTLE FORCE
Vice Admiral William F. Halsey

YORKTOWN (CV-5) - Flagship
The Brewster F2A "Buffalo" fighter plane in use in some
Navy squadrons in 1940. Photo from the Naval History and
Heritage Command On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in
the public domain.
CARRIER DIVISION ONE
Rear Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch

SARATOGA (CV-3) (F)
Captain A. H. Douglas

Saratoga Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. C. R. Brown

 VB-3  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. Robert E. Blick
 VF-3  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM
   
Lt. Cmdr. W. W. Harvey
 VS-3  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. R. C. Sutliff
 VT-3  - 18 VTB
   
Lt. Cmdr. A. V. Magly
 Miscellaneous Aircraft - 2 VM, 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB


LEXINGTON (CV-2)
Captain Frederick C. Sherman

Lexington Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. E. P. Moore

 VB-2  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. Harry D. Felt
 VF-2  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM
   
Lt. Cmdr. H. S. Duckworth
 VS-2  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. John W. King, III
 VT-2  - 18 VTB
   
Lt. Cmdr. Steadman Teller
 Miscellaneous Aircraft - 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB
CARRIER DIVISION TWO
Vice Admiral William F. Halsey

YORKTOWN (CV-5) (F)
Captain Ernest L. Gunther

Yorktown Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. William L. Rees

 VB-5  - 18 VB
   
Lt. Cmdr. Murr E. Arnold
 VF-5  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM
   
Lt. Cmdr. N. W. Ellis
 VS-5  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. C. S. Smiley
 VT-5  - 18 VTB
   
Lt. Cmdr. W. V. Davis, Jr.
 Miscellaneous Aircraft - 4 VM, 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB


ENTERPRISE (CV-6)
Captain Charles A. Pownall

Enterprise Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. E. C. Ewen

 VB-6  - 18 VB
   
Lt. Cmdr. M. E. A. Gouin
 VF-6  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM
   
Lt. Cmdr. Harold L. Young
 VS-6  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. W. C. Gilbert
 VT-6  - 18 VTB
   
Lt. Cmdr. A. Handy
 Miscellaneous Aircraft - 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB
Vice Admiral William Halsey, Commander, Aircraft, Battle Force.
US Navy Photo from Naval History and Heritage Command On-Line Library. As far as I know,
it is in the public domain.
MINECRAFT, BATTLE FORCE
Rear Admiral Edward J. Marquart

OGLALA (CM-4) (F)
Cmdr. James G. Atkins
MINE SQUADRON ONE
Commander Unknown (possibly RADM Marquart)
MINE DIVISION ONE
Cmdr. Andrew D. Mayer

PRUITT (DM-22) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. William G. Beecher, Jr.
PREBLE (DM-20)
Lt. Cmdr. Charles F. Chillingworth, Jr.
SICARD (DM-21)
Lt. Cmdr. Arthur  M. Townsend
TRACY (DM-19)
Lt. Cmdr. John B. Sides
MINE DIVISION TWO
Commander Unknown

TANAGER (AM-5) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. Edward R. J. Griffin
QUAIL (AM-15)
Lt. Cmdr. John H. Morrill
LARK (AM-21)
Lt. John O. Jenkins
WHIPOORWILL (AM-35)
Lt. Laurence F. Blodgett
MINE DIVISION FIVE
Lt. Cmdr. William J. Longfellow (acting)
GAMBLE (DM-15) (F)
Lt.. D. A. Crandell
RAMSAY (DM-16)
Lt. Cmdr. Hubert M. Hayter
MONTGOMERY (DM-17)
Lt. Cmdr. Donald F. McLean
BREESE (DM-18)
Lt. Cmdr. William J. Longfellow
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USS PORTER (DD-356) Flagship of DESRON FIVE, as
photographed in 1939.
This photo is from the Navy History and Heritage Command
On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
USS HELM (DD-388) of DESDIV 7, as photographed in the 1930's.
This photo is from the Naval History and Heritage Command
On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-TWO
Cmdr. S. H. Hurt

SOUTHARD (DD-207) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. A. D. Chandler
CHANDLER (DD-206)
Lt. Cmdr. S. P. Smith
HOVEY (DD-208)
Lt. J. E. Florence
LONG (DD-209)
Lt. C. F. Horne, Jr.