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Twelfth Naval District

The boundaries of the Twelfth Naval District, to be headquartered at the Mare Island in Vallejo, California, were established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. In 1945 the district was headquartered at San Francisco, California, and consisted of the following geographic areas Colorado; Utah; Nevada except Clark County); northern part of California, including Counties of San Luis Obispo, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, and all counties north thereof. The Twelfth Naval District was disestablished in 1977 and functions were transferred to the Eleventh Naval District.

1941-1944
VADM John W. Greenslade 7 December 1941
1944-
RADM Carlton H. Wright 1 February 1944
1947-1948
RADM Donald B. Beary 15 February 1947
1948-1950
RADM Lynde D. McCormick 8 December 1948
1950-1954
RADM Bertram J. Rodgers 1 February 1950
1954-1957
RADM John R. Redman 8 February 1954
1957-1962
RADM George L. Russel 24 September 1957
1962-1964
RADM Elmer E. Yeomans 22 October 1962
1964-1965
RADM John M. Taylor 28 May 1964
1965-1967
RADM John E. Clark September 1965
1967-1968
RADM William H. Groverman, Jr. September 1967
1968-1970
RADM Leo B. McCuddin January 1968
1970-1972
RADM Alfred R. Matter May 1970
1972-1974
RADM Clyde J. Van Arsdall, Jr. March 1972
1974-1975
RADM Martin D. Carmody February 1974
1975-1975
RADM John W. Josephson June 1975
1975-1976
RADM John T. Coughlin July 1975
1976-1977
RADM William H. Rogers December 1976

Notes: RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.

The administrative records of the Twelfth Naval District are located in Record Group (RG) 181.2.11 at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Pacific Region (San Francisco) facility at 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, California 94066-2350, telephone 650-238-3500.

An unpublished 4-volume administrative history of the Twelfth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 119,” is located in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 #119."


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


07 June 2007