THE UNITED STATES FLEET
OCTOBER 1, 1939

BASE FORCE
BASE FORCE, U.S. FLEET
Rear Admiral George J. Meyers

ARGONNE (AS-10) - Flagship

Flag Air Unit - 1 VSO
RIGEL (AD-13)**
Capt. Byron McCandless **

Utility Wing, Base Force
   
Cmdr. Calvin T. Durgin

       VJ-1 - 10 VJ, 10 VJR
         
Cmdr. Henry T. Stanley
       VJ-2 - 10 VJ, 10 VJR
          
Lt. Cmdr. John L. Murphy
       VJ-3 - 2 VJ, 4 VJR, 6 VM
          
Lt. Robert F. Jones
TRAIN, BASE FORCE
Rear Admiral George J. Meyers

ARGONNE (AS-10) (F)
Capt. Lunsford L. Hunter
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**Notes for Base Force:
RIGEL served as the tender for out of commission destroyers at Sand Diego and as the receiving ship at that port.
Captain McCandless had additional duty as Commander, Destroyers Out of Commission, San Diego and Commander, Receiving Ship, San Diego.
NEOSHO assignment effective following commissioning and shakedown.
USS UTAH in Hawaii circa 1939.  US Navy Photo from the Navy
History and Heritage Command On-Line Library.
As far as I know, it is in the public domain.
ANTARES (AG-10)
Cmdr. Miles P. Duval, Jr.
ARD-1 (ARD-1)
Cmdr. Arthur L. Karns
ARCTIC (AF-7)
Lt. Cmdr. Augustus J. Wellings
ALGORMA (AT-34)
Lt. Cmdr. Alfred H. Richards
BOBOLINK (AM-20)
Lt. C. H. Jones
BRANT (AM-24)
Lt. Cmdr. Lamar M. Wise
BRAZOS (AO-4)
Cmdr. Benton W. Decker
BRIDGE (AF-1)
Cmdr. Julian B. Noble
CIMARRON (AO-22)
Cmdr. William W. Behrens
CUYAMA (AO-3)
Cmdr. John G. Crawford
GREBE (AM-43)
Lt. Cmdr. Ellsworth D. McEathron
KALMIA (AT-23)
Lt. Irving B. Smith
KANAWHA (AO-1)
Cmdr. Harry J. Reuse
KINGFISHER (AM-25)
Lt. Cmdr. Clifford B. Schiano
MEDUSA (AR-1)
Capt. George J. McMillan.
NECHES (AO-5)
Cmdr. James H. Foskett
NEOSHO (AO-23) **
Cmdr. William E. A. Mullan
PARTRIDGE (AM-16)
Lt. Cmdr. Samuel E. Kenney
PINOLA (AT-33)
Lt. Arthur A. Griese
RAIL (AM-26)
Lt. Cmdr. Francis W. Beard
RELIEF (AH-1)
Capt. Oliver M. Read
ROBIN (AM-3)
Lt. Cmdr. Edwin V. Raines
SONOMA (AT-12)
Lt. Cmdr. John S. Hawkins
TERN (AM-31)
Lt. Walton B. Pendleton
TURKEY (AM-13)
Lt. Ove P. O. Hansen
UTAH (AG-16)
Cmdr. William H. P. Blandy
VESTAL (AR-4)
Capt. Mahlon S. Tisdale
VIREO (AM-52)
Lt. Philip D. Butler
DORSEY (DD-117)
Lt. Cmdr. Howard L. Collins
ELLIOT (DD-146)
Lt. Cmdr. Albert L. Toney
LAMBERTON (AG-21)
Lt. William L. Benson
BOGGS (AG-19)
Lt. Cmdr. Edwin T. Layton
MOBILE TARGET DIVISION ONE
Commander Russel S. Berkey

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