THE UNITED STATES FLEET July 1, 1923

Scouting Fleet
SCOUTING FLEET

Vice Admiral Newton A. McCully

WYOMING (BB-32) - Scouting Fleet Flagship
BATTLESHIP DIVISIONS, SCOUTING FLEET

Vice Admiral McCully
BATTLESHIP DIVISION ONE
Rear Admiral ???????

UTAH (BB-31) (F)
Capt. R. Z. Johnston
FLORIDA (BB-30)
Capt. G. E. Gelm
NORTH DAKOTA (BB-29)
Captain J. M. Reeves
BATTLESHIP DIVISION TWO
Vice Admiral Newton A. McCully

WYOMING (BB-32) (F)
Captain G. W. Laws
ARKANSAS (BB-33)
Captain R. McLean
DELAWARE (BB-28)
Captain R. W. McNeely
USS NORTH DAKOTA (BB-29) passing
through the Panama Canal in 1923.
US Navy photo obtained from the
NAVSOURCE photo archive.
As far as I know it is in the public domain.
AIRCRAFT SQUADRONS, SCOUTING FLEET
Captain Walter R. Gherardi

WRIGHT (AZ-1) (F)
Tenders:
WRIGHT (AZ-1)
Cmdr. L. R. Leahy
SANDPIPER (AM-51)
Chf. Bsn. E. J. Frieh

Squadrons:

Scouting Plane Squadron One
Lt. Cmdr. J. C. Montfort
Kite-Balloon Squadron One
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Torpedo & Bombing Squadron One
Lt. Cmdr. H. T. Bartlett
An undated photo of USS WRIGHT.
Photo obtained from the NAVSOURCE photo archive.
As far as I know, this photo is in the public domain.
DESTROYER  SQUADRONS, SCOUTING FLEET
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BRIDGEPORT (AD-10) - Tender
Capt. R. D. White
DENEBOLA (AD-12)** - Tender
Capt. D. P. Mannix
DESTROYER SQUADRON NINE
Captain W. L. Littlefield

SHARKEY (DD-281) (F)
Cmdr. W. F. Jacobs
DESTROYER DIVISION TWENTY-FIVE
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ISHERWOOD (DD-284) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. H. A. McClure
TOUCEY (DD-282)
Lt. Cmdr. J. B. Will
BRECK (DD-283)
Lt. Cmdr. J. F. Mayo, jr.
CASE (DD-285)
Cmdr. Arthur B. Cook
LARDNER (DD-286)
Lt. Cmdr. E. S. R. Brandt
PUTNAM (DD-287)
?????
DESTROYER DIVISION TWENTY-SIX
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FLUSSER (DD-289) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. D. A. McElduff
WORDEN (DD-288)
Cmdr. C. W. Townsend
DALE (DD-290)
Lt. Cmdr. T. S. McCloy
CONVERSE (DD-291)
Lt. C. G. Moore, jr.
REID (DD-292)
Lt. Cmdr. F. S. Craven
BILLINGLEY (DD-293)
No C.O. listed, Lt. Cmdr. J. L. King, X.O.
DESTROYER DIVISION TWENTY-SEVEN
Commander Isaac C. Bogart

LAMSON (DD-328) (F)
Cmdr. B. H. Green
CHARLES AUSBURNE (DD-294)
Cmdr. Isaac C. Bogart
OSBORNE (DD-295)
Lt. Cmdr. E. P. Gibson
COGHLAN (DD-326)
Lt. Cmdr. J. M. B. Smith
PRESTON (DD-327)
Lt. Cmdr. T. Moran
BRUCE (DD-329)
Cmdr. F. M. Robinson
DESTROYER SQUADRON FOURTEEN**
Captain C. M. Tozer

HOPKINS (DD-249) (F)
Cmdr. R. W. Mathewson
DESTROYER DIVISION FORTY
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FOX (DD-234)** (F)
Lt. Cmdr. J. H. Wellbrock
HATFIELD (DD-231)**
Lt. Cmdr. R. K. Autrey
BROOKS (DD-232)
Lt. Cmdr. R. C. Parker
GILMER (DD-233)**
Cmdr. M. E. Metcalf
KANE (DD-235)
Lt. Cmdr. J. S. Barleon
HUMPREYS (DD-236)
Lt. Cmdr. W. H. Pashley
DESTROYER DIVISION FORTY-ONE
?????

McFARLAND (DD-237) (F)
Cmdr. H. L. Pence
J. K. PAULDING (DD-238) (F Des Div 42)*
Lt. Cmdr. O. M. Read, jr.
OVERTON (DD-239)
Lt. Cmdr. Hayne A. Ellis
STURTEVANT (DD-240)
Lt. Cmdr. C. A. Bailey
CHILDS (DD-241)
Cmdr. Gilbert J. Rowcliffe*
KING (DD-242)**
Lt. Cmdr. H. G. Fuller
DESTROYER DIVISION FORTY-TWO
Commander Gilbert J. Rowcliffe*

SANDS (DD-243)
Lt. Cmdr. J. B. Glennon
WILLIAMSON (DD-244)
Lt. Cmdr. H. E. Knauss
REUBEN JAMES (DD-245)
Lt. Cmdr. J. C. Byrnes, jr.
BAINBRIDGE (DD-246)
Lt. Cmdr. W. A. Edwards
GOFF (DD-247)**
Lt. Cmdr. R. S. Field
BARRY (DD-248)**
Lt. Cmdr. L. L. Jordan
** Notes for Destroyer Squadrons, Scouting Fleet:
1.FOX, HATFILED, GILMER, KING, GOFF, and BARRY on temporary duty in European waters.
2. With so much of DESRON 14 on detached duty, division assignments seem to have been only loosely followed.
All data here matches that provided in the July 1, 1923 Navy Directory, even where it appears contradictory.
TRAIN, SCOUTING FLEET
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ANTARES (AG-10) (F)
Cmdr. John C. Fremont
BOBOLINK (AM-20)
Lt. Frank Kinne
BRAZOS (AO-4)
Cmdr. William D. Puleston
BRIDGE (AF-1)
Cmdr. R. M. Griswold
CONTOCOOK (AT-36)
Lt. Frederick J. Legere
MERCY (AH-4)
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PROTEUS (AC-9)
Cmdr. Charles C. Slayton
RAIL (AM-26)
Lt. Edwin Fisher
RAPPAHANNOCK (AF-6)
Cmdr. Thomas H. Taylor
ROBIN (AM-3)
Lt. G. F. J. Labelle
TEAL (AM-23)
Chf. Bsn. P. J. Kelly
VESTAL (AR-4)
Capt. William K. Riddle
VIREO (AM-52 )
Lt. William Hartenstein
USS VESTAL (AR-4) in the 1920's.
Photo from the Navy History and Heritage Command On-Line Library.
As far as I know it is in the public domain.
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