THE UNITED STATES FLEET
OCTOBER 1, 1941

PACIFIC FLEET
PACIFIC FLEET
Admiral Husband E. Kimmel
Captain William W. Smith, Chief of Staff

PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38) - Fleet Flagship
Flag Air Unit - 1 VOS
BATTLE FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET
Vice Admiral William S. Pye
Captain Harold C. Train, Chief of Staff

CALIFORNIA (BB-44) - Battle Force Flagship
Flag Air Unit - 1 VOS
BATTLESHIPS, BATTLE FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET
Rear Admiral Walter S. Anderson
Captain Worrall R. Carter, Chief of Staff

WEST VIRGINIA (BB-48) - Flagship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION ONE
Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd

ARIZONA (BB-39) (F)
Captain Franklin Van Valkenburgh
NEVADA (BB-36)
Captain Francis W. Scanland
OKLAHOMA  (BB-37)
Captain Edward J. Foy


Air Units - VO-1
Lt. Cmdr. W. D. Rowley
3 VOS per ship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION TWO
Rear Admiral David W. Bagley

TENNESSEE (BB-43) (F)
Captain Charles E. Reordan
PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38)
Captain Charles M. Cooke, Jr.
CALIFORNIA (BB-44)
Captain Joel W. Bunkley


Air Units - VO-2
Lt. Cmdr. C. C. Haman
3 VOS per ship
BATTLESHIP DIVISION FOUR
Rear Admiral Walter S. Anderson

WEST VIRGINIA (BB-48) (F)
Captain Mervyn S. Bennion
COLORADO (BB-45)
Captain Leo E. Lindsay
MARYLAND (BB-46)
Captain Ernest W. McKee


Air Units - VO-4
Lt. Cmdr. Robert G. Lockhart
3 VOS per ship
USS OKLAHOMA (BB-37) of BATDIVONE, photographed
in 1940. Navy picture obtained from the NAVSOURCE
photo archive. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
CRUISERS, BATTLE FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET
Rear Admiral H. Fairfax Leary
Captain J. Cary Jones, Chief of Staff

HONOLULU (CL-48) - Flagship
CRUISER DIVISION THREE
Rear Admiral Abel T. Bidwell

TRENTON (CL-11) (F)
Captain Arthur D. Struble
RICHMOND (CL-6)
Captain John H. Brown, Jr.
CONCORD (CL-5)
Captain Ingram C. Sowell


Air Units - VCS-3
Lt. C. C. Howerton
2 VSO per ship
CRUISER DIVISION NINE
Rear Admiral H. Fairfax Leary

HONOLULU (CL-48) (F)
Captain Harold Dodd
BOISE (CL-47)
Captain Stephan B. Robinson
PHOENIX (CL-46)
Captain Herman E. Fischer
ST. LOUIS (CL-49)
Captain George A. Rood
HELENA (CL-50)
Capt. Robert H. English



Air Units - VCS-9
Lt. Cmdr. B. B. C. Lovett
4 VSO per ship
The cruiser HELENA, photographed in 1940, played an important part in the Pacific War until her loss in
July 1943. In October 1941 she was commanded by Captain Robert English, a submariner who as Rear
Admiral would command Pacific Fleet submarines from early 1942 until his death in an airplane accident
in January 1943.  US Navy Photo from Naval History and Heritage Command On-Line Library. As far as I
know it is in the public domain.
DESTROYERS, BATTLE FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET
Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel
Commander William M. Fechteler, Chief of Staff

DETROIT (CL-8) (F)
Captain Lloyd J. Wiltse
Air Unit - 2 VSO
DESTROYER FLOTILLA ONE
Rear Admiral Robert A. Theobold

RALEIGH (CL-7) (F)
Captain Robert B. Simons
Air Unit - 2 VSO

DOBBIN (AD-3) - Tender for Desrons 1 and 3
Cmdr. Hubert E. Paddock
WHITNEY (AD-4) - Tender for Desron 5
Cmdr. Nathaniel M. Pigman
DESTROYER SQUADRON ONE
Captain Alexander R. Early

PHELPS (DD-360) (F)
Cmdr. Walfrid Nyquist
DESTROYER DIVISION ONE
Cmdr. William S. Popham

DEWEY (DD-349) (F)
Cmdr. A. J. Detzer, Jr.
HULL (DD-350)
Lt. Cmdr. R. F. Stout
MACDONOUGH (DD-351)
Lt. Cmdr. J. M. McIsaac
WORDEN (DD-352)
Lt. Cmdr. W. G. Pogue
DESTROYER DIVISION TWO
Cmdr. C. W. Flynn

AYLWIN (DD-355) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. R. H. Rodgers
DALE (DD-353)
Lt. Cmdr. H. E. Parker.
FARRAGUT (DD-348)
Lt. Cmdr. G. P. Hunter
MONAGHAN (DD-354)
Lt. Cmdr. W. P. Burford
DESTROYER SQUADRON FIVE
Captain  Harvey E. Overesch

PORTER (DD-356 ) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. F. I. Entwistle
DESTROYER DIVISION NINE
Cmdr. George C. Kriner

DRAYTON (DD-366) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. L. A. Abercrombie
FLUSSER (DD-368)
Lt. Cmdr. G. H. Lyttle
LAMSON (DD-367)
Lt. Cmdr. P. V. Mercer
MAHAN (DD-364)
Lt. Cmdr. R. W. Simpson
DESTROYER DIVISION TEN
Cmdr. J. V. Murphy

CUSHING (DD-376) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. C. Noble
PERKINS (DD-377)
Lt. Cmdr. T. F. Wellings
PRESTON (DD-379)
Cmdr. T. J. O'Brien
SMITH (DD-378)
Cmdr. Francis X. McInerney
DESTROYER SQUADRON THREE
Commander Thomas J. Keliher

CLARK (DD-361) (F)
Cmdr. M. T. Richardson
DESTROYER DIVISION FIVE
Cmdr. Lyle. P. Lovette

CASSIN (DD-372) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. D. F. J. Shea
CONYNGHAM (DD-371)
Lt. Cmdr. B. S. Anderson
DOWNES (DD-375)
Lt. Cmdr. W. R. Thayer
REID (DD-369)
Lt. Cmdr. H. F. Pullen
DESTROYER DIVISION SIX
Cmdr. Albert M. Bledsoe

CASE (DD-370) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. R. W. Bedilion
SHAW (DD-373)
Lt. Cmdr. W. G. Jones
CUMMINGS (DD-365)
Lt. Cmdr. G. D. Cooper
TUCKER (DD-374)
Lt. Cmdr. W. R. Terrell
DESTROYER FLOTILLA TWO
Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel

DETROIT (CL-8) (F)
Captain Lloyd J. Wiltsie
Air Unit - 2 VSO

DIXIE (AD-14) - Tender for Desrons 4 and 6
Captain John G. Moyer
DESTROYER SQUADRON FOUR
Captain J. A. H. Dessen

SELFRIDGE (DD-357) (F)
Cmdr. W. Craig
DESTROYER DIVISION SEVEN
Cmdr. L. B. Austin

HENLEY (DD-391) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. R. H. Smith
BLUE (DD-387)
Lt. Cmdr. H. N. Williams
BAGLEY (DD-386)
Lt. Cmdr. G. A. Sinclair
HELM (DD-388)
Lt. Cmdr. C. E. Carroll
DESTROYER DIVISION EIGHT
Cmdr. S. B. Brewer

MUGFORD (DD-389) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. E. W. Young
JARVIS (DD-393)
Lt. Cmdr. J. R. Topper
PATTERSON (DD-392)
Lt. Cmdr. F. R. Walker
RALPH TALBOT (DD-390)
Lt. Cmdr. R. Earle, Jr.
DESTROYER SQUADRON SIX
Captain Richard L. Connolly

BALCH (DD-363) (F)
Cmdr. C. J. Rend
DESTROYER DIVISION ELEVEN
Cmdr. Charles P. Cecil

GRIDLEY (DD-380) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. E. A. Solomons
MAURY (DD-401)
Lt. Cmdr. E. D. Snare
CRAVEN (DD-382)
Lt. Cmdr. C. F. M. S. Quinby
McCALL (DD-400)
Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Moosbrugger
DESTROYER DIVISION TWELVE
Cmdr. E. P. Sauer

DUNLAP (DD-384) (F)
Lt. Cmdr.. V. R. Roane
ELLET (DD-398)
Lt. Cmdr. F. H. Gardner
FANNING (DD-385)
Lt. Cmdr. W. R. Cooke, Jr.
BENHAM (DD-397)
Lt. Cmdr. F. M. Worthington
DESTROYER DIVISION FIFTY
Cmdr. Arthur D. Burhans
RATHBURNE (DD-113) (F)
Lt. Cmdr.. R. B. Nickerson
TALBOT (DD-114)
Lt. E. A. McFall
WATERS (DD-115)
Lt. H. J. Armstrong, Jr.
DENT (DD-116)
Lt. P. H. Tobelman
AIRCRAFT, BATTLE FORCE, PACIFIC FLEET
Vice Admiral William F. Halsey
Commander Miles K. Browning, Chief of Staff

ENTERPRISE (CV-6) - Flagship
CARRIER DIVISION ONE
Rear Admiral Aubrey W. Fitch

SARATOGA (CV-3) (F)
Captain Archibald H. Douglas

Saratoga Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. E. A. Cruise

VB-3  - 21 VSB
 
Lt. Cmdr. Max Leslie
VF-3  - 18 VF, 2 VM
 
Lt. John S. Thatch
VS-3  - 21 VSB
 
Lt. Cmdr. H. L. Hoerner
VT-3  - 12VTB
 
Lt. Cmdr. J. E. Clark
Miscellaneous Aircraft - 2 VM, 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB


LEXINGTON (CV-2)
Captain Frederick C. Sherman

Lexington Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. William B. Ault

VB-2  - 21 VSB
 
Lt. Cmdr. Harry D. Felt
VF-2  - 18 VF,  2 VM
 
Lt. Cmdr. Paul H. Ramsey
VS-2  - 21 VSB
 
Lt. R. E. Dixon
VT-2  - 12 VTB
 
Lt. C. L. Miller
Miscellaneous Aircraft - 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB
CARRIER DIVISION TWO
Vice Admiral William F. Halsey

ENTERPRISE (CV-6) (F)
Captain George D. Murray

Enterprise Air Group
Lt. Cmdr. Harold L. Young

VB-6  - 18 VB
 
Lt. Cmdr. C. Wade McCluskey, Jr.
VF-6  - 18 VF, 1 VSB, 2 VM
 
Lt. Cmdr. W. R. Hollingsworth
VS-6  - 18 VSB
 
Lt. Cmdr. Halstead L. Hopping
VT-6  - 18 VTB
 
Lt. Cmdr. A. Handly
Miscellaneous Aircraft - 3 VSO, 2 VJ, 1 VSB
Vice Admiral William Halsey, Commander, Aircraft, Battle Force.
US Navy Photo from Naval History and Heritage Command On-Line Library. As far as I know,
it is in the public domain.
MINECRAFT, BATTLE FORCE
Rear Admiral William R. Furlong
Captain George D. Hull, Chief of Staff

OGLALA (CM-4) (F)
Cmdr. E. P. Speight
MINE SQUADRON ONE
RADM William R. Furlong
MINE DIVISION ONE
Cmdr. J. F. Crowe, Jr.

PRUITT (DM-22) (F)
Lt. Cmdr. William G. Beecher, Jr.
PREBLE (DM-20)
Lt. Cmdr. Charles F. Chillingworth, Jr.
SICARD (DM-21)
Lt. Cmdr. W. C. Schultz
TRACY (DM-19)
Lt. Cmdr. G. R. Phelan
MINE DIVISION TWO
Cmdr R. P. Whitemarsh

GAMBLE (DM-15) (F)
Lt.. Cmdr. D. A. Crandell
RAMSAY (DM-16)
Lt. Cmdr. G. L. Sims
MONTGOMERY (DM-17)
none listed
BREESE (DM-18)
Lt. Cmdr. H. F. Stout
MINE DIVISION THREE (upon reporting)
Commander Unknown

SHELDRAKE (AM-62) (F)
none listed
SKYLARK (AM-63)
none listed
STARLING (AM-64)
none listed
SWALLOW (AM-65)
none listed
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USS PORTER (DD-356) Flagship of DESRON FIVE, as
photographed in 1939.
This photo is from the Navy History and Heritage Command
On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
USS HELM (DD-388) of DESDIV 7, as photographed in the 1930's.
This photo is from the Naval History and Heritage Command
On-Line Library. As far as I know it is in the public domain.
This division in reduced commission, operating with the underwater sound training school.
Fleet Aircraft Tactical Unit  - 3 VM
      
Lt. Cmdr. B. E. Grow
    Fleet Aircraft Photographic Unit - 1 VF, 2 VM
      
Major W. C. Lemly, USMC