Reads orders for his instatement as CINCAF, relieving Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, USN, right, on 25 July 1939 aboard USS AUGUSTA (CA-31) at Shanghai, China. Members of Yarnell's staff visible in this view: 5th from left Captain R.F. McConnell, 4th from left Lieutenant R. Mason, 3rd from left Lieutenant C. Whiting, 2nd from left Lieutenant J. Sylvester, 2nd from right Captain Penn Carroll chief of state to Admiral Hart.
Courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Yarnell, 1975
Naval History and Heritage Command