THE UNITED STATES FLEET
OCTOBER 1, 1939

Vessels on Special Duty
SPECIAL SERVICE SQUADRON
Rear Admiral John Wilcox
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**Notes for Naval Transportation Service:
PYRO assignment effective following recommissioning.
Gunboat ERIE (PG-50) of the Special Service Squadron, at sea, in
May 1940. ERIE would be sunk by a U-Boat during WWII. Undated
US Navy photo from the NAVSOURCE photo archive. As far as I
know it is in the public domain. Thanks to Jon Bolson for providing
the correct date for this picture.
CHARLESTON (PG-51) (F)
Cmdr. Milton O. Carlson
ERIE (PG-50)
Cmdr. A. W. Ashbrook
J. FRED TALBOTT (DD-156)
Lt. Cmdr. C. H. Pike
TATTNALL (DD-125)
Lt. Cmdr. J. R. Pahl
TRENTON (CL-11) (F)
Capt. J. R. Barry
DICKERSON (DD-157)
Lt. Cmdr. E. E. Woods
HERBERT (DD-160)
Lt. Cmdr. R. P. Wadell
CAPELLA (AK-13)
Cmdr. D. R. Osborn, Jr.
CHAUMONT (AP-5)
Cmdr. D. F. Worth, Jr.
HENDERSON (AP-1)
Capt. J. J. Brown
NITRO (AE-2)
Capt. Calvin H. Cobb
PYRO (AE-1)**
Cmdr. Robert S. Haggart
BUSHNELL (AS-2) - survey duty
Cmdr. W. B. Coleman
CONSTITUTION (frigate) - In Service, not in Commission
Lt. Cmdr. H. P. Knickerbocker
CORMORANT (AM-20) - Bureau of Ordnance duty
Lt. Cmdr. K. O. Ekelund
CUYAHOGA (AG-26) - "Special" duty
Chf. Bosun J. H. Kevers
DAHLGREN (DD-186) - Engineering experiments
Lt. Cmdr. W. P. Hepburn
GOLD STAR (AG-12) - Station ship, Guam
Cmdr. D. M. Mackey
RAMAPO (AO-12)
Cmdr. W. C. Vose
SALINAS (AO-19)
Cmdr. G. P. Kraker
SIRIUS (AK-15)
Lt. Cmdr. H. F. Newton
TRINITY (AO-13)
Cmdr. J. E. Dingwell
VEGA (AK-17)
Cmdr. C. E. Eason
NAVAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
SQUADRON 40-T
Rear Admiral C. E. Courtney
SPECIAL DUTY
HANNIBAL (AG-1) - Survey duty
Cmdr. Virgil E. Korns
MONTCALM (AT-39) - At Guantanamo Bay
Lt.. K. R. Hall
ONTARIO (AT-13) - Station ship, Samoa
Lt. N. W. Sears
PENGUIN (AM-33) - At Guam
Lt. E. K. Wakefield
POTOMAC (AG-25) - Presidential yacht
Lt. Cmdr. Walter R. Jones
SEQUOIA (AG-23) - Secretary of the Navy's yacht
Lt. R. H. Rice