THE UNITED STATES FLEET
NOVEMBER 1, 1940

PATROL FORCE
PATROL FORCE, U.S. FLEET
Rear Admiral Hayne Ellis

TEXAS - (BB-35) - Flagship
AUGUSTA (CA-31) - Flagship (effective mid-1941)
BATTLESHIP DIVISION FIVE
Rear Admiral David M. LeBreton

TEXAS (BB-35) (F)
Capt. C. N. Hinkamp
NEW YORK (BB-34)
Capt. Daniel E. Barbey
ARKANSAS (BB-33)
Capt. John L. Hall, Jr.

Air Units - VO-5
Lt. Cmdr. L. P. Pawley
3 VOS per ship
CRUISER DIVISION SEVEN
Rear Admiral Andrew C. Pickens

WICHITA (CA-45) (F)
Capt. Thaddeus A. Thomson, Jr.
QUINCY (CA-39)
Capt. W. C. Wickham
CHESTER (CA-27)
Capt. Mahlon S. Tisdale
TUSCALOOSA (CA-37)
Capt. Lee P. Johnson
VINCENNES (CA-44)
Capt. John R. Beardall
LOUISVILLE (CA-28)
Capt. Frank T. Leighton
MEMPHIS (CL-13) **
Capt. C. J. Parrish

Air Units - VCS - 7
Lt. Cmdr. R. R. Waller
4 VSO per ship
DESTROYERS, PATROL FORCE
Rear Admiral Ferdinand L. Reichmuth

SAMPSON (DD-394) - Temporary Flagship
OMAHA (CL-4) - Flagship upon reporting

SAMPSON (DD-394)
Cmdr. William K. Phillips
OMAHA (CL-4)
Capt. Paulis P. Powell
DENEBOLA (AD-12) - Mobile Tender (mid-Atlantic)
Cmdr. R. A. Dyer, Jr.
MELVILLE (AD-2) - Tender (Caribbean)
Cmdr. W. J. Larson
PRAIRIE (AD-15) - Tender, Destroyer Squadrons 2 and 7 (?)
Cmdr. J. B. W. Waller
CARRIER DIVISION THREE
Rear Admiral Arthur B. Cook

RANGER (CV-4) (F)
Captain Alfred E. Montgomery


Ranger Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. R. F. Hickey

VB-4  - 18 VSB**
  
Lt. Cmdr. H. V. Hopkins
VF-4  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM**
  
Lt. Cmdr. E. C. Parker
VS-41  - 18 VSB**
  
Lt. Cmdr. Thomas B. Williamson
VS-42  - 18 VSB
  
Lt. Cmdr. G. C. Montgomery
Miscellaneous Aircraft - 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB

WASP (CV-7)
Captain John W. Reeves, Jr.

Wasp Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. G. B. H. Hall

 VF-71  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. P. R. Coffin
 VF-72  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM
   
Lt. Cmdr. D. S. MacMahon
 VS-71  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. D. E. Wilcox
 VS-72  - 18 VSB
   
Lt. Cmdr. C. W. Crawford
 Miscellaneous Aircraft - 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB
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**Notes for Destroyers, Patrol Force:
Destroyer Squadron Two on Temporary Assignment to Patrol Force.
Captain Carpender was scheduled to be relieved as Commander, Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One by Commander W. D. Baker.
DESTROYER SQUADRON TWO**
Captain Walden L. Ainsworth

MOFFETT (DD-362) (F)
Cmdr. G. W. Johnson
DESTROYER DIVISION SIXTEEN
Commander H. D. Clark

MAYRANT (DD-402) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. E. A. Taylor
TRIPPE (DD-403)
Lt. Cmdr. R. L. Campbell, Jr.
RHIND (DD-404)
Lt. Cmdr. G. R. Cooper
SIMS (DD-409)
Lt. Cmdr. W. A. Griswold
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-THREE
Commander H. B. Broadfoot

BADGER (DD-126) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. W. E. Hennigar
BABBITT (DD-128)
Lt. E. T. Goyette
LEARY (DD-158)
Lt. Cmdr. Ethelbert Watts
SCHENCK (DD-159)
Lt. Cmdr. T. H. Tonseth
NEW CONSTRUCTION DESTROYERS

ROE (DD-418)
Lt. Cmdr. R. M. Scruggs
BUCK (DD-420)
Lt. Cmdr. H. C. Robison
PLUNKETT (DD-431)
Lt. Cmdr. P. G. Hale
GLEAVES (DD-423)
Lt. Cmdr. E. H. Pierce
NIBLACK (DD-424)
Lt. Cmdr. E. R. Durgin
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY-FOUR
Lieutenant Commander R. P. Wadell

HERBERT (DD-160) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. Robert P. Wadell
JACOB JONES (DD-130)
Lt. Cmdr. Edward L. Woodyard
ROPER (DD-147)
Lt. J. F. Hines, Jr.
DICKERSON (DD-157)
Lt. M. R. Stone
DESTROYER DIVISION SIXTY
Commander J. B. Heffernan

ELLIS (DD-154) (F)
Cmdr. J. B. Heffernan
DUPONT (DD-152)
Lt. E. M. Waldron
BERNADOU (DD-153)
Lt. Cmdr. G. C. Wright
COLE (DD-155)
Lt. C. W. Moses
DESTROYER SQUADRON THIRTY
Captain James L. Kauffman

DALLAS (DD-199) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. J. J. Laffan
DESTROYER DIVISION FOUR
Commander B. W. Chippendale

HUGHES (DD-410) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. D. J. Ramsey
RUSSELL (DD-414)
Lt. Cmdr. J. C. Pollack
O'BRIEN (DD-415)
Lt. Cmdr. C. F. Espe
WALKE (DD-416)
Lt. Cmdr. C. H. Sanders
DESTROYER DIVISION SIXTY-ONE
Commander C. W. Brewington

GREER (DD-145) (F)
Cmdr. C. W. Brewington
TARBELL (DD-142)
Lt. Cmdr. Edward W. Rawlins
LEA (DD-118)
Lt. Cmdr. C. Broussard
UPSHUR (DD-144)
Lt. W. K. Romoser
DESTROYER SQUADRON THIRTY-ONE
Captain Arthur S. Carpender**

MacLEISH (DD-220) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. A. C. Wood
DESTROYER DIVISION SIXTY-TWO
Lieutenant Commander H. W. Chanler

OVERTON (DD-239) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. H. W. Chanler
STURTEVANT (DD-240)
Lt. Cmdr. A. E. Jarrell
REUBEN JAMES (DD-245)
Lt. Heywood L. Edwards
BAINBRIDGE (DD-246)
Lt. Cmdr. E. P. Creehan
DESTROYER DIVISION SIXTY-THREE
Commander T. V. Cooper

McCORMICK (DD-223) (F)
Cmdr. T. V. Cooper
BROOME (DD-210)
Lt. Cmdr. J. Y. Dannenberg
SIMPSON (DD-221)
Lt. Cmdr. D. N. Cone, Jr.
TRUXTUN (DD-229)
Lt. Cmdr. H. B. Heneberger
BATTLESHIPS, PATROL FORCE
RADM David. M. LeBreton

TEXAS (BB-35) - Flagship
USS TEXAS, Patrol Force flagship and flagship, Battleship Division Five,
"dressed" for Navy Day, October 27, 1940.  Photo from the Naval History and
Heritage Command On-Line Archive. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
CRUISERS, PATROL FORCE
Rear Admiral Andrew C. Pickens

WICHITA (CA-45) - Flagship
**Notes for Cruisers, Patrol Force
MEMPHIS on temporary assignment to Cruiser Division Seven.
DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY-SEVEN
Captain Leo H. Thebaud

DECATUR (DD-341) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. Jesse C. Sowell
AIRCRAFT, PATROL FORCE
Rear Admiral Arthur B. Cook
Commander Ralph E. Davidson, Chief of Staff

RANGER - (CV-4) - Flagship
An undated photo of WASP (CV-7) operating in the Atlantic Ocean.
A US Navy photo obtained from the NAVSOURCE photo archive. As far as I know it is in the
public domain.
PATROL WINGS, PATROL FORCE
Rear Admiral Arthur B. Cook


GOLDSBOROUGH - (AVD-5) - Flagship
PATROL WING THREE
Commander John D. Price

Tenders:
CLEMSON (AVD-4) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. J. P. Whitney
LAPWING (AVP-1)
Lt. H. R. Horney
SANDPIPER (AVP-9)
Lt. A. Smith, Jr.

Squadrons:

VP-31 - 12 VPB
Lt. Cmdr. J. B. Dunn
VP-32 - 12 VPB
Lt. Cmdr. T. A. Turner, Jr.
VP-33 - 12 VPB
Lt. Cmdr. B. D. Quinn
PATROL WING FIVE
Captain Ernest D. McWhorter

Tenders:
GOLDSBOROUGH (AVD-5) (F)
Cmdr. Stanley J. Michael
THRUSH (AVD-3)
Lt. J. J. McRoberts
GANNET (AVP-3)
Lt. P. A. Tague, Jr.
GEORGE E. BADGER (AVP-8)
Lt. Cmdr. F. Akers

Squadrons:

VP-51 - 12 VPB
Lt. Cmdr. W. J. Mullins
VP-52 - 12 VPB **
Lt. Cmdr. C. C. McDonald
VP-53 - 12 VPB
Lt. Cmdr. A. P. Storrs, 3rd
VP-54 - 12 VPB**
Cmdr. Arthur  J. Isbell
VP-55 - 9 VPB**
Lt. Cmdr. A. B. Vosseller
VP-56 - 9 VPB
Lt. Cmdr. W. V. R. Viewig
**Notes for Aircraft, Patrol Force:
Effective January 1, 1941: VS-41 to become VF-42; VF-4 to become VF41; VB-4 to become VS-41.
**Notes for Patrol Wings, Patrol Force:
VP-52 to expand from 6 VPB to 12 VPB
VP-54 to transfer to Patrol Wing 1 about 1 March 1941, becoming VP-12.
VP-55 ultimate assignment to be determined.
SUBMARINES, PATROL FORCE
Captain Richard S. Edwards
SUBMARINE SQUADRON TWO and SUBMARINE BASE, NEW LONDON
Captain H. M. Jensen

R-13 (SS-90) - Flagship
SUBMARINE DIVISION FOUR
Lt. Commander W. A. Gorry

R-14 (SS-91) (F)
Lt. Glynn R. Donaho
R-2 (SS-79)
Lt. F. C. Lucas, Jr.
R-4 (SS-81)
Lt. J. T. Hardin
R-10 (SS-87)
Lt. D. F. Weiss
R-11 (SS-88)
Lt. E. C. Folger, Jr.
R-13 (SS-90)
Lt. C. A. Johnson
FALCON (ASR-2)
Lt. G. A. Sharp
EXPERIMENTAL DIVISION ONE
Lt. Commander W. A. Gorry

S-20 (SS-125)
Lt. G. D. Dickey
S-22 (SS-127)
Lt. W. R. Ignatius
S-25 (SS-130)
Lt. M. P. Russillo
S-29 (SS-134)
Lt. W. D. Irvin
SEMMES (AG-24)
Lt. Cmdr. D. R. Hull
Submarines, including S-22 of Experimental Division One, at New York some time
in the 1930's. Photo obtained from the Naval History and Heritage Command
On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
SUBMARINE SQUADRON THREE and SUBMARINE BASE, COCO SOLO
Captain S. Picking

S-44 (SS-155) - Flagship
SUBMARINE DIVISION ELEVEN
Commander H. J. Walker

S-42 (SS-153) (F)
Lt. O. G. Kirk
S-43 (SS-154)
Lt. E. R. Hannon
S-44 (SS-155)
Lt. J. F. Davidson
S-45 (SS-156)
Lt. I. C. Eddy
S-46 (SS-157)
Lt. R. C. Lynch, Jr.
S-47 (SS-158)
Lt. J. W. Davis
MALLARD (ASR-4)
Lt. F. W. Laing
SUBMARINES BEING COMMISSIONED OR RECOMMISSIONED
SUBMARINE SQUADRON TWENTY
Commander Ralph Christie - Ordered to Report
SUBMARINE DIVISION FORTY-FOUR
No Commander Assigned

S-31 (SS-136) (F)
No Commander Assigned
S-1 (SS-105)
No Commander Assigned
S-24 (SS-129)
Lt. W. A. Saunders
S-21 (SS-126)
Lt. J. A. Bole, Jr.
S-26 (SS-131)
Lt. E. C. Hawk
S-30 (SS-135)
Lt. C. C. Burlingame
S-32 (SS-137)
Lieutenant M. P. Russillo
S-33 (SS-138)
Lieutenant D. F. Williamson
SUBMARINE DIVISION NINE
No Commander Assigned

BARRACUDA (SS-163)
Lieutenant J. M. Hicks
BASS (SS-164)
Lieutenant G. Campbell
BONITA (SS-165)
Lt. Commander S. G. Nichols
NO SQUADRON ASSIGNMENT
SUBMARINE DIVISION EIGHTEEN
No Commander assigned

TAMBOR (SS-198)
Lt. Cmdr.J. W. Murphy, Jr.
TAUTOG (SS-199)
Lt. J. H. Willingham, Jr.
THRESHER (SS-200)
Lt. W. L. Anderson
SUBMARINE DIVISION NINETEEN
No Commander Assigned

TRITON (SS-201)
Lt. Cmdr. W. A. Lent
TROUT (SS-202)
Lt Cmdr. Frank W. Fenno, Jr.
TUNA (SS-203)
Lt. Cmdr. J. J. Crane.
GRAYLING (SS-209)
Lt. Cmdr. F. Olson
SUBMARINE DIVISION FORTY-TWO
Lt. Commander P. C. Nichols

R-3 (SS-80) (F)
Lieutenant J. W. Davis
R-1 (SS-78)
Lieutenant J. D. Grant
R-5 (SS-82)
Lieutenant J. R. McKnight, jr.
R-6 (SS-83)
Lieutenant R. W. Johnson
R-12 (SS-89)
Lieutenant H. B. Dodge
R-16 (SS-93)
Lieutenant V. L. Lowrance
TRAIN, PATROL FORCE
No Commander Assigned

WYOMING (AG-17) - Flagship
Capt. D. F. Patterson
TRANSPORTS
BARNETT (AP-11) (F)
Capt. L. S. Pamperin
McCAWLEY (AP-10)
Capt. H. D. McHenry
MANLEY (APD-1)
Lt. Cmdr. E. C. Lawhead
COLHOUN (APD-2)**
Lt. Commander H. R. Demarest
GREGORY (APD-3)**
Lt. Cmdr. W. D. Brown
LITTLE (APD-4)**
Lt. Cmdr. K. Earl
MISCELLANEOUS
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
DESTROYER DIVISION SEVENTY-FIVE**
Commander C. E. Eason

HOGAN (DD-178) (F)
Lt. J. L. Woodbury
PALMER (DD-161)
Lt. Cmdr. J. S. Blue
HOWARD (DD-179)
Lt. F. L. Tedder
STANSBURY (DD-180)
Lt. Cmdr. R. N. McFarlane
HAMILTON (DD-141)
Lt. Cmdr. H. D. Larson

NOA (DD-343)
Lt. Cmdr. E. S. l. Goodwin

Noa Air Unit: 1 VOS
BRIDGE (AF-1)**
Cmdr. J. B. Noble
YUKON (AF-9)**
Cmdr. M. L. Lewis
SOLACE (AH-2)**
No Commander Assigned
BULLFINCH (AM-66)**
Lt. J. A. Webster
ALBATROSS (AM-71)**
Lt. L. E. Ellis
CARDINAL (AM-67)**
Lt. J. E. Smith
CATBIRD (AM-68)**
No Commander Assigned
CURLEW (AM-69)**
No Commander Assigned
FLICKER (AM-70)**
No Commander Assigned
**Notes for Train, Patrol Force:
Assignment of COLHOUN, GREHORY, LITTLE,  BRIDGE, SOLACE, BULLFINCH, ALBATROSS, CARDINAL, CATBIRD, CURLEW, and FLICKER is effective upon reporting.
Ships in Destroyer Division Seventy-Five converted to High-Speed Minesweepers but still classified as Destroyers.
YUKON Assignment only until reporting to Commander, Base Force, US Fleet.