THE UNITED STATES FLEET
NOVEMBER 1, 1940

ASIATIC FLEET
ASIATIC FLEET
Admiral Thomas C. Hart
Captain W. H. Purnell, Chief of Staff

HOUSTON  (CA-30) - Flagship
YANGTZE PATROL
Rear Admiral William Glassford

LUZON (PR-7) - Flagship
HOUSTON (CA-30) FF
Capt. Jesse B. Oldendorf
MARBLEHEAD (CL-12)
Capt. A. G. Robinson

ASHEVILLE (PG-21)
Cmdr. Eliot H. Bryant
ISABEL (PY-10)
Lt. Cmdr. W. E. Lineweaver
TULSA (PG-22)
Cmdr. L. J. Hudson
GUAM (PR-3)
Lt. Cmdr. G. M. Brooke
LUZON (PR-7)
Lt. Cmdr. Wilfred E. Lankenau
OAHU (PR-6)
Lt. Cmdr. D. E. Smith
TUTUILA (PR-4)
Lt. R. W. Germany, jr.
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-SEVEN
Commander Myron W. Hutchinson, Jr..

WHIPPLE (DD-217) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. Rupert M. Zimmerli
ALDEN (DD-211)
Lt. Cmdr. L. E. Coley
BARKER (DD-213)
Lt. Cmdr. L. G. McGlone
JOHN D. EDWARDS (DD-216)
Lt. Cmdr. W. A. Bowers
DESTROYERS, ASIATIC FLEET
No commander listed

No flagship listed
SOUTH CHINA PATROL
Captain Captain Richard E. Cassidy

MINDANAO (PR-8) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. J. J. McGlynn
SUBMARINE DIVISION FOURTEEN
Commander John Wilkes

PERCH (SS-176) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. David A. Hurt
PERMIT (SS-178)
Lt. Cmdr. Adrian M. Hurst
PICKEREL (SS-177)
Lt. Cmdr. Barton E. Bacon, jr.
PIKE (SS-173)
Lt. Cmdr. William A. New
PORPOISE (SS-172)
Lt. Cmdr. Joseph A. Callaghan
TARPON (SS-175)
Lt. Cmdr. William W. Weeden, Jr.
SUBMARINE DIVISION TEN
Lieutenant Commander Ralston B. Vanzant

S-37 (SS-142) (F)
Lt. W. G. Ebert
S-36 (SS-141)
Lt. J. R. McKnight, jr.
S-38 (SS-143)
Lt. Roland F. Pryce
S-39 (SS-144)
Lt.  J. W. Coe
S-40 (SS-145)
Lt. Richard C. Lake
S-41 (SS-146)
Lt. Charles O. Triebel
DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY-NINE
Captain Howard F. Kingman

BLACK HAWK (AD-9) (F)
Cmdr. G. L. Harris
PAUL JONES (DD-230)
Lt. Cmdr. William  G. Lalor
LANGLEY (AV-3)
Cmdr. F. D. Wagner


VP-1
Cmdr J. E. Dyer

HERON (AVP-2)
Lt. Charles R. Carroll

Utility Unit - 3 VJ
Lt. (jg) F. W. Sheppard
AIRCRAFT, ASIATIC FLEET
Commander F. D. Wagner

LANGLEY (AV-3) - Flagship
PECOS (AO-6) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. E. P. Abernathy
NAPA (AT-32)
Lt. C. S. Vaughn
** Notes Asiatic Fleet:
I do not have anything "official" on Asiatic Fleet organization in 1940. This page is based on the 1939 organization, with known changes, such as the addition of LANGLEY and HOUSTON and
the subtraction of AUGUSTA. While I have matched commanders tot he units they led, the actual organization of the fleet shown here should be taken as only a rough approximation at best.
AUXILIARIES, ASIATIC FLEET
No commander listed

No flagship listed
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-EIGHT
Commander C. E. Coney

STEWART (DD-224) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. H. P. Smith
BULMER (DD-222)
Lt. Cmdr. L. J. Manees
EDSALL (DD-219)
Lt. Cmdr. E. M. Crouch
PARROTT (DD-218)
Lt. Cmdr. E. N. Parker
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-NINE
Commander Francis A. Smith

PEARY (DD-226) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. L. E. Divoll
JOHN D. FORD (DD-228)
Lt. Cmdr. R. L. Dennison
PILLSBURY (DD-227)
Lt. Cmdr. H. C. Pound
POPE (DD-225)
Lt. Cmdr. H. T. Wray
MINE DIVISION THREE
Lieutenant L. T Petross

BITTERN (AM-36) (F)
Lt. L. T. Petross
FINCH (AM-9)
Lt. T. W. Davison
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SUBMARINES, ASIATIC FLEET
No commander listed

No flagship listed
SUBMARINE SQUADRON FIVE
Commander John Wilkes

PICKEREL (SS-177) - Flagship


CANOPUS (AS-9)
Cmdr. E. L. Sackett
PIGEON (ASR-6)
Lt. R. E. Hawes
TRAIN, ASIATIC FLEET
No commander listed

No flagship listed