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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
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Sixth Naval District

The boundaries of the Sixth Naval District, to be headquartered at Charleston Navy Yard in Charleston, South Carolina, were established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. Until approximately 1916 no personnel were assigned to the district staff. In 1945 the district, still headquartered at Charleston, consisted of the following geographic areas: South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina, except Counties of Camden, Pasquotank, Gates, Perquimans, Chowan, Tyrrell, Washington, Hyde, Beaufort, Pamlico, Craven, Jones, Carteret, Onslow, and Dare; and the Counties of Nassau and Duval in Florida. The Sixth Naval District was disestablished on 30 September 1980.

1919-1922
RADM Edwin A. Anderson 2 November 1919
1922-1923
RADM Albert P. Niblack 19 July 1922
1923-1924
RADM George W. Williams 12 August 1923
1924-1925
CAPT Martin E. Trench 10 September 1924
1925-1927
CAPT Frederick A. Traut 2 September 1925
1927-1931
RADM Netwon A. McCully 1 September 1927
1931-1934
RADM James J. Raby 12 September 1931
1934-1936
RADM Edward B. Fenner 14 May 1934
1936-1941
RADM Henry V. Butler 17 July 1936
1941-1942
RADM William H. Allen 7 December 1941
1942-1943
RADM William A. Glassford 2 June 1942
1943-
RADM Jules James 14 May 1943
1948-1951
RADM Robert W. Hayler 18 May 1948
1951-1953
RADM Glenn B. Davis 1 July 1951
1953-1954
RADM Heber H. McLean 1 July 1953
1954-1958
RADM George C. Crawford 27 November 1954
1958-1959
RADM John C. Daniel 28 February 1958
1959-1962
RADM Kenmore M. McManes 30 September 1959
1962-1965
RADM Lawerence R. Daspit 24 August 1962
1965-1968
RADM Jack S. Dorsey July 1965
1968-1973
RADM Herman J. Kossler July 1968
1973-1974
RADM John B. Berdue November 1973
1974-1975
RADM Albert L. Kellin September 1974
1975-1976
RADM Julian T. Burke, Jr. February 1975
1976-1979
RADM Roy F. Hoffman June 1976
1979-1980
RADM Robert B. McClinton September 1979

Notes: RADM = Rear Admiral, CAPT = Captain.

The administrative records of the Sixth Naval District are located in Record Group (RG) 181.2.5 at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Southeast Region, Atlanta, facility at 5780 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260, telephone 770-968-2100.

An unpublished 2-volume administrative history of the Sixth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 113,” is located in the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. Microfiche packets of this history are available; these 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 #113."


Related Source:
Fifty Years of Naval District Development 1903-1953
Naval District Manual, 1927

07 June 2007