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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An unpublished 2-volume administrative history of the Sixth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 113,” is located in the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. 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 World War Two Admin. History #113."