Fifty Years of Naval District Development
1903-1953

NOTES

1. General Order No. 128, dated 7 May 1903. Subject: Establishment of Naval Districts. Attached as Appendix B.

2. "Naval Raids" by Captain C. F. Goodrich, U.S.N. Location: USNIP, XXIV, June 1898, pp. 322-333.

3. "Outline of a Scheme for the Naval Defense of the Coast" by Captain W. T. Sampson, U.S.N. Location: USNIP, XV, April 1889, pp. 169-232.

4. Lessons of the War with Spain and Other Articles by A. T. Mahan, pp. 56.

5. General Order No. 544 of 13 March 1900. Subject: Establishment of the General Board. Emphasis supplied by author.

6. Report of the Secretary of the Navy 1902.

7. See Note No.1.

8. Regulations for the Government of the Naval Districts of the United States, 1907, 24 pp. typescript. Location: National Archives; General Records of Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of Office of the Secretary (1898-1916). 24514-39-1, R.G. 80.

9. General Board No. 402, dated 30 January 1907 with 1st and 2nd endorsements; and Joint Board ltr. dated 25 March 1907 with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd endorsements. Subject: Approval of Regulations for the Government of the Naval Districts of the United States, 1907. Location: National Archives; General Records of Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of Office of the Secretary (1898-1916). 24514, R.G. 80.

10. Ibid.

11. Office of Naval Districts ltr. dated 20 March 1915. Subject: Need for revision of Regulations for the Government of the Naval Districts of the United States, 1907. Location: National Archives: General Records of the Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1898-1916), 24514-39, R.G. 80.

12. "Report of the Board for the Revision of the Regulations for the Government of the Naval Districts of the United States, 1907," dated 29 January 1916; with 1st and 2nd endorsements. Location: National Archives; General Records of the Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1916-1926), 24514-39:1, R.G. 80.

13. General Order No. 266, dated 1 February 1917. Subject: Officer Personnel on duty within Jurisdiction of Naval District Commandant.

14. SecNav letter dated 7 May 1917 to Commandants Naval Districts One to Eight. Subject: Naval Communication Districts to conform with Naval Districts. Location: National Archives: General Records of the Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1916-1926), 24514-444, R.G. 80.

15. CNO circular letter dated 9 January 1918. Subject: Establishment of the Naval Overseas Transportation Service. Location: National Archives: Naval Records Collection, Naval Records and Library: Subject Files (1911-1927), IA-2, Office of Naval Operations Circular Letter, R.G. 45.

16. General Order No. 372, dated 28 February 1918. Subject: Administration of Naval Districts. Attached as Appendix H.

17. General Order No. 372 (revised), dated 3 January 1919. Subject: Administration of Naval Districts.

18. Anyone desiring to trace play-by-play the impact of World War I on the naval districts will find a wealth of material in a paper prepared in the Naval District Division and submitted to the Chief of Naval Operations in September 1918. Description: Lt(jg) Henry B. Anderson, USNRF, to CNO via Director Naval Districts, dated 27 Sept.1918, 36 pp. typescript. Printed for use of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, 69th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Committee Print, G.P.O., 1927. Location: National Archives: General Records of the Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1916-1926), 24514-951, R.G. 80.

19. See Note No. 17.

20. Naval District Manual, 1921, 34 pp., G. P.O. Location: National Archives: General Records of the Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1916-1926) 24514-961, R.G. 80.
and
CNO ltr. to Commandants ND's, Bureau Chiefs, Commanders-in-Chief, dated 23 October 1919; and replies to same. Subject: Requesting suggestion on revision of Naval District Regulations. Location: All found in same record group as Naval District Manual 1921, above; 24514-936.

21. Naval District Manual, 1927, 16 pp. G.P.O. Location: Navy Department Library.

22. CNO memo to VCNO, dated 9 February 1943. Subject: Naval Areas--and Naval Bases. Location: National Archives: General Correspondence of CNO (1942-1943), NB to NB/F (1 July 1942-June 1943), NB/A 4-2, R.G. 80.

23. Proposed General Order, dated 8 May 1943. Subject: Establishment of Naval Bases and Abolition of Navy Yards. Location: BuAer files, Naval History Division, Navy Department, May 1943, A2-9.
and
General Order No. 223, dated 14 September 1945. Subject: Reorganization of Navy Yards and Establishment of Naval Bases. Location: N.D. Bul. 15 Sept 1945, 45-1143.

24. General Order No. 19, dated 20 May 1949. Subject: Relationships of Shore Activities of the Naval Establishment and Functions and Duties of Certain Shore Commands.

25. See Note No. I.

26. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Ninth Naval District, Vol. I, p. 21. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

27. General Order No. 251, dated 30 Dec 1912. Subject: Administration of Naval Districts. Superseded G.O. No. 128 dated 7 May 1903.

28. Chief BuNav, Memo for the Aids, dated 26 December 1912. Subject: Transmitting draft of General Order re Districts, with comments. Location: National Archives: General Records of Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary, (1898-1916), 24514-22:1, R.G. 8O.

29. U.S. Navy Regulations, 1913 (25 January 1913), Article 246, showed the First District Headquarters at Boston. However, move was not actually accomplished until date in text.
and
Commandant, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N.H. ltr. to SecNav, dated 1 Feb 1915 with five endorsements. Subject: Transfer of Hdqt. of 1st Naval District from Portsmouth, N.H., to Boston. Location: National Archives: BuNav Files: General Correspondence (1913-1925) 3769-8, R.G. 19. Attached as Appendix C.

30. CNO ltr. to SecNav, dated 29 January 1916 with six (6) enclosures, and 1stendorsement of SecNav, dated 18 April 1916. Subject: Report of the Board for the Revision of the Regulations for the Government of the Naval Districts of the United States. Location: National Archives: General Records of Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1916-1926), 24514-39:1, R.G. 80.

31. BuNav 1st Endorsement 1657-115, dated 25 January 1916 to SecNav ltr., dated 15 Nov 1915, No. 24514/39:1. Subject: Report of the Board for the Revision of the Regulation for the Government of the Naval Districts of the United States, Location: National Archives: General Records of Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary (1916-1926), 24514-39:1, R.G. 80.

32. See Note No. 30.

33. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Eighth Naval District, Appendix J--Part I. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

34. SecNav Circular letter dated 28 Nov 1917. Subject: Establishment of Fifteenth Naval District. Location: National Archives, Naval Records Collection, Naval Records and Library, Subject Files (1911-1940), PN, R.G. 45.

35. See Note No. 16.

36. General Order No. 163 dated 8 Dec 1941. Subject: Establishment of Severn River Naval Command, and Potomac River Naval Command.

37. See Note No. 17.

38. Ibid.

39. SecNav ltr. to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd ND's, dated 26 Feb 1919 (24514-923). Subject: Discontinuance of 2nd Naval District. Location: National Archives: BuNav Files, General Correspondence: (1913-1925), 592-564, R.G. 19. Attached as Appendix I.

40. General Order No. 519, dated 10 March 1920. Subject: Naval District Limits defined by political subdivisions (States, counties, etc.,). District system extended to include entire U.S.

41. CNO ltr to 11th and 12th N. D.'s, dated 26 January 1921 (24514,II-2); and 12th ND dispatch of 27 January 1921 (24514-1:1). Subject: Establishment of 11th Naval District. Location: National Archives: General Records of Department of the Navy: General Correspondence of the Office of the Secretary. (1916-1926), 24514, R.G. 80.

42. Taken from original edition, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.

43. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Eighth Naval District. Appendix J--Part 1. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.
and
Change No. 9, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.
and
Change No. 14, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.

44. Seven counties were: Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Gates, Perquimans, Chowan, and Dare.

45. Change No. 14, U.S. Navy Regulation, 1920.

46. SecNav ltr., dated 5 April 1932, OP-23-LG, NB 17/A4-2 (320405). Subject: Naval Operating Base, Key West, Florida--Close to a maintenance status. Note: Copied in full in appendix to United States Administration in World War II, Commandant, Seventh Naval District. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

47. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Eighth Naval District, Appendix J--Part I. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

48. General Order No. 128, dated 14 Nov 1939. Subject: Establishment of Tenth Naval District.
and
Changes 21 and 22, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.

49. Taken from U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920, Art. 1480, with changes 1-21 incl.

50. The Battle of the Atlantic, September 1939-May 1943, Vol. I, Samuel E. Morison, p. 34.

51. AlNav 4 of 8 Jan 1941. Subject: Jurisdiction over U.S. possessions acquired by destroyer deal. Location: National Archives: Records of SecNav, R.G. 80, day copies of out letters (AlNav), 1940-1942.
and
"The Argentia (Newfoundland) and Bermuda bases were granted to the United States,at the same time, but as a free gift, not as part of the destroyer deal." -- Footnote No. 11, page 34, The Battle of the Atlantic September 1939-May 1943, Vol. I, Samuel E. Morison.

52. See Note No. 47.

53. Change No. 22, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920. and AlNav 91, dated 13 August 1941. Subject: District limit change. Nine counties were: Tyrell, Washington, Hyde, Beaufort, Pamileo, Craven, Jones, Carteret,
and
Onslow. Change later made as Change No. 23, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.

54. See Note No. 16.

55. See Note No. 36.

56. General Order No. 192, dated 3 January 1944. Subject: Severn and Potomac River Naval Commands. Superseded G.O. 163, dated 8 December 1941.
and
General Order No. 237, dated 21 May 1946. Subject: Severn and Potomac River Naval Commands. Superseded G.O. 192, dated 3 January 1944.

57. SecNav ltr. dated 1 January 1942, ND7/A3-1 411219, Serial 612913. Subject: 7th ND Hdqt., Location of. Note: Copied in full in appendix to United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Seventh Naval District. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

58. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Seventh Naval District, p. 20. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

59. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commander, Caribbean Sea Frontier, Chapters I and II. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

60. General Order No. 174, dated 2 June 1942.

61. Change No. 23, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.
and
VCNO ltr. 106113 of 28 May 1943, also see VCNO ltr. 87713 of 4 May 1943. Subject: District limit change.

62. See Note No. 58.

63. See Note No. 56.

64. AlNav 61 of 15 March 1944, effective 15 April 1944. Subject: Establishment of the 17th Naval District.

65. SecNav ltr. dated 10 January 1946. (Op-24B, Serial 118P24). Subject: District limit change.

66. CNO serial 3378P21 of 20 June 1946 (Advance change to U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920), Subject: Location of 7th ND Headquarters.

67. SecNav ltr. dated 10 June 1948, effective 1 September 1948. Subject: District limit change. Location: N.D. Bul. 15 June 1948, 48-420.

68. SecNav ltr. dated 18 July 1949, effective 1 September 1949. Subject: District Limit change. Location: N.D. Bul. of 31 July 1949, 49-503.

69. SecNav ltr. dated 10 March 1950. Subject: Adjustment of Boundaries of the Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Naval Districts. Location: N.D. Bul. of 15 March 1950, 50-146.

70. SecNav ltr. OP 24 C/cj, serial 3P24, dated 19 June 1950. Subject: Redelineation of the 14th N.D. Location: N.D. Bul. of 30 June 1950, 50-453.

71. OPNAV Notice 5800 dated 28 Dec 1952. Subj: Naval District limit change.

72. General Board No. 19, dated 30 January 1903. Subject: Recommendations that the title of Officer-in-Charge Districts be "Commandant" (Attached as Appendix A).

73. See Note No. 27.

74. U.S. Navy Regulations, 1916, Article 243; also see Appendix D.

75. See Note No. 8.

76. See Note No. 24.

77. General Board No. 402, dated 30 March 1911. Subject: Recommendations of the General Board for the organization of Naval District Personnel. Location: General Board files, Naval History Division, Navy Department.

78. See Note No. 28.

79. See Note No. 12.

80. Ibid.

81. Congress, Public Act No. 35, 12 July 1921, Appropriations for the Naval Service "Pay Miscellaneous", prohibition of full-time District Commandant (repeated annually until 9 Sep 1940).

82. Public Act No. 588, 11 June 1940.

83. Supplemental Appropriations Act of 9 Sept. 1940.

84. At first called Coastal Frontiers. Name changed to Sea Frontier by SecNav 6 Feb. 1942.

85. In the beginning Eastern Sea Frontier included the First, Third, and Fifth Naval Districts; the Sixth Naval District was added on 4 February 1942.

86. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commander, Eastern Sea Frontier, p. 12. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

87. As an indication of the difficulty in following the developments in the "Two--Hat" assignment, the 13th ND is not too great an exception: 8 July 1941--31 March 1942 District, Navy Yard, and Sea Frontier Commanders combined; 31 March 1942--12 Oct 1943 District and Sea Frontier Commanders combined, Navy Yard separate; 12 Oct 1943--14 June 1944 District and Navy Yard Commanders combined, Sea Frontier separate (Northwest Sea Frontier abolished 15 April 1944); 14 June 1944--15 Dec 1944 District and Navy Yard Commanders separate; 15 Dec 1944--15 Feb 1945 District and Navy Yard Commanders combined; 15 Feb 1945 District and Navy Yard Commanders separate. Reference: United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commander, Thirteenth Naval District, Vol. III, pp. 1187--1200. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

88. See Note No. 23.

89. SecNav Directive to CNO, dated 14 Sept 1945. Subject: Composition of U.S. Naval Bases. Location: N.D. Bul. of 15 Sept 1945, 45-1143 (Enclosure C).

90. See Note No. 24.

91. See Note No.9.

92. Ibid.

93. Bureau of Lighthouses Circular ltr. No. 242, dated 24 Feb 1913 with enclosures. Location: National Archives: Coast Guard Records, Department of Commerce and Labor.

94. See Note No. 12.

95. See Note No. 15.

96. See Note No. 20.

97. SecNav to Bureaus, Offices, Commandants, dated 2 Nov 1943. Subj: Establishing of Assistant Commandant (Logistics); EXOS A3-1/ND-ON 2 (1) ON (32).

98. SECP (Division of Shore Establishments and Civilian Personnel) Circular Letter, dated 6 April 1944. Subject: Establishment of District Civilian Personnel Offices. SECP-110-MLM, EXOS, A3-1/ND.

99. VCNO to District Commandants and Continental Shore Stations, dated 30 Nov 1944. Subject: District Personnel Staff Organization; Enclosure A, Chart; Enclosure B, Memo on reorganization by Chief of BuPers, 27 Nov. (OP serial 250902).

100. See United States Naval Administration in World War II for individual Naval District Staffs. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

101. CNO OP-001/jm, Serial 278 P001, dated 22 November 1946. Subject: Size and Composition of the Staffs of Naval--District Commandants. Location: N.D. Bul. of 15 Dec 1946, 46-2229.

102. CNO OP 24/rmr, Serial 376 P24, dated 2 August 1948. Subject: Standard Organization of Staffs of Naval District Commandants. Location: N.D. Bul. of 15 August 1948, 48593.

103. CNO OP 24/avp, Serial 116P24, dated 20 Feb 1947. Subject: Size and Composition of the Staffs of Naval-District Commandants, Modification of. Location: N.D. Bul. of 28 Feb 1947, 47-194.

104. CNO OP24B/glb, Serial 394P24, dated 10 July 1947. Subject: Organization of the Staffs of Naval Districts, revision of. Location: N.D. Bul. of 15 July 1947, 47-633.

105. Ibid.

106. See Note No. 101.

107. CNO OP213 C/gs, Serial 3854P21, dated 24 Oct 1950. Subject: Modification of Standard Organization of Staffs of Naval District Commandants. Location: N.D. Bul. of 31 Oct 1950, 50-848.

108. CNO OP 213 C/cjh, Serial 3895P21, dated 14 Nov 1950. Subject: Modification of Standard Organization of Staffs of Naval District Commandants. Location: N.D. Bul. of 30 Nov 1950, 50-937.

109. See Note No.1.

110. See Note No. 27.

111. General Order No. 93, dated 12 April 1914. Subject: Establishment and Duties of Division of Naval Militia.

112. See Note No. 12.

113. With Captain George R. Maxwell as Officer-in-Charge, in addition to his duties in the Bureau of Ordnance.

114. SecNav ltr. OP-13 C/cah Serial 59113, dated 4 Sep 1943 to Bureaus and Offices, Navy Department. Subject: Establishment of Naval District Section in the Base Maintenance Division.

115. The War Department, at this time, for similar coordination of its Service Command problems, had an organization headed by a brigadier general, with a colonel as executive and more than a dozen field officers to maintain constant contact.

116. CNO ltr. Serial 355613, dated 12 July 1945. Subject: Establishment of Naval Activities Control Section (OP-02j).

117. CNO ltr. Serial 396013, dated 11 Oct 1945.

118. With Captain G. Campbell as the Officer-in-Charge. Also see Manual for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, OPNAV-P211-100, dated Nov 1945.

119. CNO Administrative Memo. No. 37-50, dated 4 May 1950.

120. See Note No.8.

121. See Page 3.

122. See Note No.8.

123. See Note No. 12.

124. See Note No. 15.

125. See Note No. 21.

126. "Outline of a Scheme for the Naval Defense of the Coast" by Capt. W. T. Sampson, USN, in USNIP, XV, pp. 169-232, April 1889.

127. Naval District Manual, 1927, p. 11-13.

128. Ibid.

129. CNO letter serial 32412 dated 9 Sep 1941. Subject; Naval Coastal Frontier Forces. OP12B-BrNG/A3-1 (410909) A16 (R-5). Copied in full in United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commander, Western Sea Frontier. Appendix to Vol. I, A-B. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

130. North Atlantic Naval Coastal Frontier Operation Plan 5-41.

131. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Fifth Naval District, Vol. II, p. 500. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

132. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Fourth Naval District, Vol. I, p. 102. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

133. Prospective Commanding Officer, Section Base, Morehead, N.C., letter dated 12 Feb 1942 to Fifth Naval District Commandant.

134. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Fourth Naval District, Vol. I, pp. 104-105. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

135. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Commandant, Eighth Naval District, p. 82. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

136. See Note No. 134.

137. Chesapeake Group Operation Plan No. 2-44, dated 30 Dec 1944.

138. Ibid.

139. See Note No. 13.

140. General Order No. 363, dated 29 January 1918. Subject: Administration of the Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Va.

141. See Note No. 16.

142. See Note No. 24.

143. See Note No. 17.

144. See Note No. 20.

145. See Note No. 17.

146. See Note No. 20.

147. Ibid.

148. Ibid.

149. United States Naval Administration in World War II, Bureau of Ships in World War II. Location: Naval History Division, Navy Department.

150. The Army, in this particular instance, reached a fairly satisfactory solution ahead of the Navy. The earlier Army Corps Area, set up in 1920 at about the same time that the Naval Districts were extended inland, had, like their naval counterparts, included both operational and administrative functions. The drastic Army reorganization of 1942, which sharply separated the ground, air and service forces left regional administration in the hands of the service force. The old corps areas gave way to the service commands, and a clear-cut set of relationships was established. Among other things, every field activity was placed in one of four categories, each of which had a specifically defined relationship to the commander, instead of the informal "catch-as-catch-can" of the corresponding naval district relationships. A well-staffed central office was set up at the Washington headquarters to integrate the service commands, and the status of any existing or newly created field activity was definitely established by this group, with both the regional and functional interests represented in the decision, instead of the unilateral process whereby so many naval field activities had been exempted from district supervision. For further information on Army Service Commands See History of Service Commands, Ms, Army Service Commands, Historical Section, 1944.

151. Navy Manpower Survey Board, 26 April 1944, Maps showing Distribution of Shore-Based Service and Civilian Personnel on Board 1 January 1944 ... By Naval Districts; Navy Manpower Survey Board, 28 June 1944, Final Report to SecNav, 2V. V. 1. Test and Recommendations; V. 2 Statistics.

152. See Note No. 12.

153. CNO to Bureaus, Offices, Commandants, dated 19 April 1944, OP-02-MD, Serial 58202. Subject: Appointment of Committee on Standardization of Terminology for Activities of the Navy ("Norris Committee"). Committee Chairman: Earl C. Norris, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary.

154. Chairman of Committee on Standardization of Terminology to SecNav dated 11 August 1944. Subject: Interim Report.
and
Committee on Standardization of Terminology dated 13 Dec 1944. Subject: List of Activities, etc. NAVEXOS P-76.

155. CNO to Rear Admiral W. S. Farber, U.S.N., OP 13-1c-jc, Serial 316613, dated 28 September 1944. Subject: Appointment of Committee to Study Command Relationships in Naval Districts.

156. See Note No. 22.

157. See Note No. 23.

158. See Note No. 97.
and
BuPers to CNO, Pers-WB, dated 6 Nov 1944. Subject: Proposed directive, chart and memoranda concerning District Personnel Staff.

159. Organization Planning and Procedures Unit report dated 13 July 1945. Subject: Review of the Organization and Administration of Navy Yards and U.S. Naval Dry docks.

160. Com Twelve to Chief BuPers, Via CNO, dated 22 April 1944, ND.12-00-kn, A3, Serial 30. Subject: Organization Headquarters Staff, Twelfth Naval District.
and
Third Naval District Information and Organization Manual, July 1944.

161. See Note No. 158.

162. SecNav to Distribution List, dated 14 Sep 1945, with five (5) attachments (same date). Subj: Reorganization of Navy Yards and Establishment of Naval Bases. Location: N.D. Bul. of 15 Sep 1945, 45-1143. Five attachments are (see Note No. 23):

    1) G.O. No. 223, same title.
    2) Advance Notice of Proposed Revision in Article 516 (f) of Navy Regulations, 1920.
    3) SecNav Directives to CNO, "Composition of U.S. Naval Bases."
    4) SecNav Directive to Bureaus, Boards and Offices; Departmental Administration of U.S. Naval Bases.
    5) SecNav Directive to Chief of BuShips, "Long-Range Program for Improving the Organization and Operating Efficiency of U.S. Naval Shipyards."

163. See Note No. 96.

164. SecNav to Bureaus, Offices, Commandants, Eleventh, Twelfth; and Thirteenth Districts, dated 12 Feb 1944, OP-028-ND, Serial 26102, EXOS A3-IND, A3-1/0N (32). Subject: Establishing Pacific Coast Coordinator of Logistic Activities.

165. Pacific Coast Coordinator (Vice Admiral J. W. Greenslade) of Naval Logistics to Bureaus, Offices, Commandants, dated 29 March 1944. EXOS A3-1/ON (32). Subject: Transmitting Organization Chart.

166. SecNav to ComWestSeaFron (Admiral R. E. Ingersoll, U.S.N., formerly C-in-C of the Atlantic Fleet, was appointed in Nov 1944 as Com WestSeaFron with the additional titles of Deputy C-in-C of the U.S. Fleet and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations; with the same two titles also held by Admiral Edwards at Headquarters in Washington), dated 8 Nov 1944. COMINCH FF1/A3-1, Serial 8732. Subject: WestSeaFron, Logistical powers.

167. General Order No. 213, dated 28 Dec 1944. Subject: Organization of the Naval Forces of the United States.

168. General Order No. 9, dated 25 April 1951. Subject: Organization of the Operating Forces of the United States Navy.

169. See Note No. 113.

170. See Note No. 153.

171. AlNav 45-608, dated 4 June 1945. Subject: Command Relationships in Naval Districts. Attached as Appendix J.

172. General Order No. 245, dated 27 Nov 1946. Subject: Relationships of Shore Activities of the Naval Establishment and functions and duties of certain shore commands.

173. See Note No. 24.