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Eleventh Naval District

The Eleventh Naval District, headquartered at the Lake Training Station in Lake Bluff, Illinois, was established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. The district was activated in 1911 as part of a larger administrative unit known as the "Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Naval Districts." In 1920 the Eleventh Naval District became a separate Naval District. In 1945 the district was headquartered at San Diego, California, and consisted of the following geographic areas: New Mexico; Arizona; Clark County, Nevada; southern part of California, including Counties of Santa Barbara, Kern, and San Bernardino, and all counties south thereof. The Eleventh Naval District was disestablished on 30 September 1980.

1919-1920
RADM Frederic B. Bassett, Jr. 10 February 1919
1920-1923
RADM Roger Welles 21 January 1920
1923-1926
RADM Ashley H. Robertson 1 August 1923
1926-1928
RADM Josiah S. McKean 10 September 1926
1928-1930
RADM Ashley H. Robertson 30 June 1928
1930-1933
RADM Thomas J. Senn 1 December 1930
1933-1936
RADM William T. Tarrant 12 June 1933
1936-1939
RADM Sinclair Gannon 25 June 1936
1939-1940
RADM Joseph R. Defrees 19 June 1939
1940-1941
RADM Charles A. Blakely 24 January 1940
1941
RADM John S. McCain (A) 9 December 1941
1941-1942
RADM Ralston S. Holmes 22 December 1941
1942-1943
CAPT George M. Ravenscroft (A) 31 December 1942
1943-1944
RADM David W. Bagley 30 March 1943
1944-
RADM Wilhelm L. Friedell 31 January 1944
1948-1949
RADM Bernhard H. Bieri 12 May 1948
1949-1952
RADM Wilder D. Baker 14 February 1949
1952-1953
RADM John W. Roper 31 July 1952
1953-1953
RADM George R. Henderson 30 April 1953
1953-1955
RADM George C. Dyer 25 September 1953
1955-1960
RADM Charles C. Hartman 31 January 1955
1960-1962
RADM Murr E. Arnold 9 July 1960
1962-1964
RADM Almon E. Loomis 31 December 1962
1964-1965
RADM Walter H. Price 9 September 1964
1965-1967
RADM Frank A. Brandley December 1965
1967-1970
RADM Marshall E. Dornin August 1967
1970-1973
RADM Joseph W. Williams, Jr. January 1970
1973-1975
RADM Fillmore B. Gilkeson September 1973
1975-1976
RADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Augsut 1975
1976-1978
RADM William H. Rogers August 1976
1978-1980
RADM Justin E. Langille III August 1978

Notes: CAPT = Captain, RADM = Rear Admiral.

The administrative records of the Eleventh Naval District are located in Record Group (RG) 181.2.10 at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel, CA) facility at 24000 Avila Road, 1st Floor, East Entrance, Laguna Niguel, California 92677-3497, telephone 949-360-2641.

An unpublished one-volume administrative history of the Eleventh Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 118,” is located in the Navy Department Library. It is unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of this manuscript is generally prohibited; the use of digital cameras by researchers is encouraged. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of the item. Any photocopying of this manuscript shall be done under the close supervision of the reference staff. A microfiche packet of this history is available; it can be borrowed through interlibrary loan or purchased. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval Historical Center Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.). When requesting the administrative history, please specify its number. For example: "I'd like to examine/purchase World War Two Admin. History #118."


Related Source: Fifty Years of Naval District Development 1903-1953


07 June 2007