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Created from Admiralty Supplement to the Monthly Navy List, Showing the United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters, Corrected to October 1, 1918 (London:  Harrison and Sons, 1918), Navy Directory September 1, 1918 (Washington, DC:  GPO, 1918), and A Guide to American Battle Fields in Europe (Washington, DC: GPO, 1927). 

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U.S. Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

September/October 1918


Map from American Battle Monuments Commission, "A Guide to American Battlefields in Europe" (Washington, DC: GPO, 1927).
Description: Map from American Battle Monuments Commission, "A Guide to American Battlefields in Europe" (Washington, DC: GPO, 1927).

*The following organizational chart only represents a snapshot of U.S. naval forces in September/October 1918.  The makeup of the U.S. naval force in European waters (ships and commanders) changed frequently from May 1917 onward.

 


U.S. Atlantic Fleet

Commander-in-Chief, Admiral H.T. Mayo
Flagship, Pennsylvania (Battleship No. 38)

U.S. Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Force Commander and Naval Attaché , Vice Admiral W.S. Sims
Flagship, Melville (Dest. Tend. No. 2)

Base 6—Queenstown, Ireland

Vice Adm. W.S. Sims, Commander
Chief of Staff, Capt. J.R.P. Pringle

United States Destroyer Flotillas
Vice Adm. W.S. Sims, Commander
Flagship, Melville  (Dest. Tend. No. 2)

 

Destroyers & Destroyer Tenders  

Allen (Destroyer No. 66)
Cmdr L.C. Farley
Div. 4, Destroyer F.

McCall  (Destroyer No. 28)
Lt. Cmdr. F.T. Berry
Div. 2, Destroyer F.

Ammen (Destroyer No. 35)
Lt. Cmdr. D.B. Downer
Div. 4, Destroyer F.

Manley  (Destroyer No. 74)
Cmdr. R.L. Berry
Div. 10, Destroyer F.

Balch (Destroyer No. 50)
Lt. R.E.P. Elmer
Div. 5, Destroyer F.

Paulding  (Destroyer No. 22)
Lt. A. Anderson
Div. 3, Destroyer F.

Beale (Destroyer No. 40)
Lt. Cmdr. C.T. Blackburn
Div. 2, Destroyer F.

Rowan  (Destroyer No. 64)
Lt. Cmdr. H.A. Flanigan
Div. 9, Destroyer F.

Caldwell  (Destroyer No. 69)
Cmdr. B. McCandless
Div. 10, Destroyer F.

Sampson (Destroyer No. 63)
Lt. Cmdr. M.L. Hersey
Div. 9, Destroyer F.

Cassin (Destroyer No. 43)
Cmdr. A. Claude
Div. 6, Destroyer F. (Repair at Newport)

Shaw  (Destroyer No. 68)
Cmdr. W.A. Glassford, jr.
Div. 9, Destroyer F.

Conyngham (Destroyer No. 58)
Lt. Cmdr.G.C. Dichman
Div.8, Destroyer F.

Sterett  (Destroyer No. 27)
Lt. Cmdr. A.S. Farquhar
Div. 3, Destroyer F.

Davis  (Destroyer No. 65)
Lt. Cmdr. B.V. McCandlish
Div. 9, Destroyer F.

Stevens  (Destroyer No. 86)
Cmdr.  R.F. Zogbaum
Div. 11, Destroyer F.

Downes (Destroyer No. 45)
Lt. Cmdr. A. Sharp
Div. 5, Destroyer F.

Stockton (Destroyer No. 73)
Cmdr. H.A. Baldridge
Div. 10, Destroyer F.

Duncan (Destroyer No. 46)
 
Lt. C.H. Cobb
Div. 5, Destroyer F.

Terry  (Destroyer No. 25)
Lt. Cmdr. R.E. Rogers
Div. 2, Destroyer F.

Jenkins (Destroyer No. 42)
Lt. Cmdr. J.L. Kauffman
Div. 3, Destroyer F.

Trippe (Destroyer No. 33)
Lt. Cmdr. W.A. Richardson
Div. 4, Destroyer F.

Kimberley (Destroyer No. 80)
Lt. Cmdr.  H.A. McClure
Div. 11, Destroyer F.

Wilkes (Destroyer No. 67)
Lt. Cmdr. T.A. Symington
Div. 8, Destroyer F.

 

Flagship, Melville (Destroyer Tend. No. 2)
Capt. J.R.P. Pringle
Flotilla 3, Destroyer F.

 

Dixie (Screw Steamer)
Capt. H.B. Price
Flotilla 2, Destroyer F.

 

Submarine Detachment
Lt. Cmdr. W.L. Friedell, Commander
Flagship, Bushnell  (Submarine Tender No. 2)

Division V
Lt. Cmdr. R.C. Grady, Commander
Flagship, AL-1

Flagship, AL-1  (Lt. H.L. Abbott)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

AL-9  (Lt. T.B. Thompson)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

AL-2  (Lt. P.C. Ransom)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

AL-10  (Lt. V.A. Clarke, jr.)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

AL-3  (Lt. D.J. Friedell)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

AL-11  (Lt. F.J. Cunneen)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

AL-4  (Lt. G. Hulings)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

 Bushnell  (Submarine Tender No. 2)
(Lt. Cmdr. W.L. Friedell)
Div. 5, Submarine F.

*American L-Class submarines were given the prefix "A" to distinguish them from the Royal Navy's L-Class submarine

Submarine Chasers
Flagship, S.C.-271 Capt. A.J. Hepburn

Squadron 6
Lt. Cmdr. J.F. Shafroth, jr., Commander

SC-323
Division 16, Hunting Unit 13

SC-344
Division 17, Hunting Unit 16

SC-325
Division 16, Hunting Unit 13

SC-345
Division 17, Hunting Unit 16

SC-220
Division 16, Hunting Unit 13

SC-1
Division 17, Hunting Unit 16

SC-91
Division 16, Hunting Unit 14

Flagship, SC-271
Division 18, Hunting Unit 17

SC-221
Division 16, Hunting Unit 14

SC-164
Division 18, Hunting Unit 17

SC-222
Division 16, Hunting Unit 14

SC-356
Division 18, Hunting Unit 17

SC-342
Division 17, Hunting Unit 15

SC-272
Division 18, Hunting Unit 18

SC-343
Division 17, Hunting Unit 15

SC-181
Division 18, Hunting Unit 18

SC-346
Division 17, Hunting Unit 15

SC-182
Division 18, Hunting Unit 18

Squadron 7
Lt. Cmdr. E.K. Lang, Commander

SC-206
Division 19, Hunting Unit 19

SC-178
Division 20, Hunting Unit 21

SC-207
Division 19, Hunting Unit 19

SC-329
Division 20, Hunting Unit 21

SC-208
Division 19, Hunting Unit 19

SC-254
Division 20, Hunting Unit 21

SC-45
Division 19, Hunting Unit 20

SC-110
Division 20, Hunting Unit 22

SC-47
Division 19, Hunting Unit 20

SC-44
Division 20, Hunting Unit 22

SC-48
Division 19, Hunting Unit 20

SC-46
Division 20, Hunting Unit 22

Special Duty
Genese (tug)
Ensign G.O. Kolle (N.L)


Ontario (tug)
Lt. j.g. C. Murray


Sonoma (Mine-planter)
Lt. j.g. T.S. Trayer

 

Sixth Battle Squadron—Royal Navy Grand Fleet

(Battleship Division Nine)

 Rear Adm. Hugh Rodman, Commander
Flagship, New York  (Battleship No. 34)

Flagship, New York (Battleship No. 34)
Capt. E.L. Beach

Texas (Battleship No. 35)
Capt. V. Blue

Arkansas (Battleship No. 33)
Capt. L.R. Desteigner

Wyoming (Battleship No. 32)
Capt. H.H. Christy

Florida (Battleship No. 30)
Rear Adm. T. Washington

 

Battleship Division Six—Berehaven, Ireland

Rear Adm. Thomas Rodgers, Commander
Flagship, Utah  (Battleship No. 31)

Nevada (Battleship No. 36)
Rear Adm.  A.T. Long

Flagship, Utah (Battleship No. 31)
Capt. F.B. Bassett

Oklahoma (Battleship No. 37)
Rear Adm. Mark Bristol

 

Mine Base—Inverness, Scotland

Rear Adm. Joseph Strauss, Commander
Flagship, Blackhawk (Destroyer Tender No. 9) Capt. R.C. Bulmer

Mine Squadron One
Capt. R.R. Belknap, Commander
Flagship, San Francisco (Cruiser No. 5)

Flagship, San Francisco (Cruiser No. 5)
Capt. H.V. Butler

Quinnebaugh  (S. P. 1687)
Cmdr. D.P. Mannix

Aroostook  (Id. No. 1256)
Capt. J.H. Tomb

Roanoke  (Id. No. 1695)
Capt. C.D. Stearns

Baltimore  (Cruiser No. 3)
Capt. A.W. Marshall

Saranac  (Id. No. 1702)
Cmdr. Sinclair Gannon

Canadaigua  (Id. No. 1694)
Capt. W.H. Reynolds

Shawmut  (CM-4)
Capt. W.T. Cluverius

Canonicus  (Id. No. 1696)
Capt. T.L. Johnson

Patapsco  (Tug No. 10)
Lt. j.g W.E. Benson

Housatonic  (S. P. 1697)
Capt. J.W. Greenslade

Patuxent  (Tug No. 11)
Lt. j.g J.B. Hupp

U.S. Naval Forces in France

Base 7—Brest, France

Vice Adm. H.B. Wilson, Commander
Flagship,  Prometheus  (Repair Ship No. 2)
Chief of Staff, Capt. J. Halligan, jr.

Destroyers and Tenders

Benham  (Destroyer No. 49)
Cmdr. P.L. Wilson
Div. 6, Destroyer F.

O’Brien (Destroyer No. 51)
Lt. Cmdr. N.H. Gross
Div. 7, Destroyer F.

Burrows  (Destroyer No. 29)
Lt. Cmdr. A.M. Steckel
Div. 4, Destroyer F.

Porter  (Destroyer No. 59)
Lt. Cmdr. J.T. Alexander
Div. 8, Destroyer F.

Conner  (Destroyer No. 72)
Cmdr. A.G. Howe
Div. 10, Destroyer F.

Preston (Destroyer No. 19)
Lt. Cmdr. J.H. Wellbrock
Div. 1, Destroyer F.

Cummings  (Destroyer No. 44)
Lt. Cmdr. O Bartlett
Div. 6, Destroyer F.

 Reid (Destroyer No. 21)
Lt. W.S. Davidson
Div.1, Destroyer F.

Cushing  (Destroyer No. 55)
Lt. Cmdr. J.H. Hoover
Div. 7, Destroyer F.

Roe  (Destroyer No. 24)
Lt. Cmdr. W.A. Hodgman
Div.2, Destroyer F.

Drayton (Destroyer No. 23)
Lt. Cmdr. C.C. Ross
Div. 3, Destroyer F.

Sigourney  (Destroyer No. 81)
Cmdr. W.D. Puleston
Div. 11, Destroyer F.

Ericsson (Destroyer No. 56)
Lt. Cmdr. M.J. Foster
Div. 7, Destroyer F.

Smith (Destroyer No. 17)
Lt. Cmdr. J.C. Byrnes, jr.
Div. 1, Destroyer F.

Fanning (Destroyer No. 37)
Lt. Cmdr F. Cogswell
Div. 4, Destroyer F.

Stewart (Destroyer No. 13)
Lt. E.T. Oates
Div. A, Destroyer F.

Flusser (Destroyer No. 20)
Lt. F.A. La Roche
Div. 1, Destroyer F.

Truxton (Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 14)
Lt. J.G. Ware
Div. A, Destroyer F.

Isabel (S.P. 521)
Lt. L.W. Comstock
Div. 1, Destroyer F.

Tucker  (Destroyer No. 57)
Lt. D.W. Fuller
Div. 8, Destroyer F.

Jarvis (Destroyer No. 38)
Lt. Cdr. E.L. Gunther
Div. 4, Destroyer F.

Wadsworth  (Destroyer No. 60)
Lt. Cmdr C.C. Slayton
Div. 8, Destroyer F.

Lamson (Destroyer No. 18)
Lt. Cmdr. D.B. Beary
Div. 1, Destroyer F.

Wainwright  (Destroyer No. 62)
Lt. Cmdr. E.F. Clement
Div. 8, Destroyer F.

Little (Destroyer No. 79)
Lt. Cdr. L. Jordon
Div.10, Destroyer F.

Warrington (Destroyer No. 30)
Lt. Cmdr. NR. Van der Veer
Div. 3, Destroyer F.

MacDonough  (Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 9)
Lt. W.D. Chandler
Div. A, Destroyer F.

Whipple (Destroyer No. 15)
Lt. R.M. Doyle
Div. A, Destroyer F.

McDougal  (Destroyer No. 54)
Lt. Cmdr. V.K. Coman
Div. 7, Destroyer F.

Winslow  (Destroyer No. 53)
Lt. Cmdr. D.A. McElduff
Div. 7, Destroyer F.

Monaghan (Destroyer No. 32)
Lt. Cmdr. E.W. Strother
Div. 2, Destroyer F.

Worden (Torpedo Boat Destroyer No. 16)
Lt. Cmdr. P.C. Badger
Div. A, Destroyer F.

Nicholson (Destroyer No. 52)
Lt. T.N. Alford
Div. 7, Destroyer F.

Bridgeport  (Id. No. 3009)
Capt. E.P. Jessop
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Flagship, Prometheus (Repair Ship No. 2)
Capt. F. Lyon
Div. A, Destroyer F.

Yachts & Converted Yachts

Carola IV  (Id. No. 812)
Lt. J.D. Pennington
Station Ship

Rambler 3rd  (S. P. 211)
Lt. E.G. Rose, CG
Squad 3, Patrol F

Christabel  (S. P. 162)
Lt.Cmdr. S.G. Womble
Squad 3, Patrol F

Remlik  (S. P. 157)
Lt. R. Martin
Squad 3, Patrol F

Corona  (S. P. 813)
Lt.Cmdr. W.E. Goodhue
Squad 3, Patrol F

Sultana  (S. P. 134)
Lt. L.P. Wenzell
Squad 3, Patrol F

Emeline (S. P. 175)
Lt. J.C. Meuller, MC
Squad 3, Patrol F

Utowanah (S. P. 951)
Lt. H. Harlow
Squad 3, Patrol F

Harvard (S. P. 209)
Lt. H.R.A. Borchardt
Squad 3, Patrol F

Vedette (S. P. 163)
Lt. Cmdr. F.M. Collier
Squad 3, Patrol F

Nokomis (S. P. 609)
Capt. T.M. Molloy, CG
Squad 2, Patrol F

Wanderer  (S. P. 2440)
Lt. J.J. Hutson, CG
Squad 3, Patrol F

Support Ships & Special Duty

Barnegat

 San Luis

Concord (Id. No. 773)

Smeaton

Criccieth

DHB-13  (Nenette)

Gypsum Queen (S. P. 430)

 DHB-14

Montauk (S. P. 1213)

Bella (Id. No. 2211)

 

Favorite (Id. No. 1385)

U.S. Patrol Squadrons Based on Gibraltar

Base 9—Gibraltar

 Rear Adm. Albert P. Niblack, Commander
Flagship, Buffalo (Auxiliary Cruiser)

Destroyers & Tenders

Flagship, Buffalo (Auxiliary Cruiser)
Capt. C.M. Tozer
Unassigned

 Decatur  (Destroyer No. 5)
Lt. W.G.B. Hatch
Div. C, Destroyer F.

Dale (Destroyer No. 4)
Lt. B.H. Lingo
Div. 6, Destroyer F.

 Dyer  (Destroyer No. 84)
Cmdr. F.H. Poteet
Div. 11, Destroyer F.

 

Gregory  (Destroyer No. 82)
Lt. Cmdr. R.P. Emrich
Div. 11, Destroyer F.

Patrol Vessels

Algonquin (Coast Guard Cutter)
Capt. G.C. Carmine, CG
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Ossipee (Coast Guard Cutter)
 Capt. W.H. Munter, CG
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Arcturus (S. P. 593)
Lt. F.W. Mennle
Squad 2, Patrol F.

 Paducah (Gunboat No. 18)
Capt. H.H. Royall
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Birmingham  (Scout Cruiser No. 2)
Capt. C.L. Hussey
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Sacramento  (Gunboat No. 19)
Cmdr. W.W. Galbraith
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Castine (Gunboat No. 6)
Capt. R. Ridgeley, CG
Div. 2, Patrol F.

Seneca  (Coast Guard Cutter)
Capt. W.T. Wheeler, CG
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Chester  (Cruiser No. 1)
Capt. P. Williams
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Surveyor (Steamer)
Cmdr. R.E. Pope
Squad 2, Patrol F.

Cythera  (S. P. 575)
Capt. R.L. Jack, CG
Squad 2, Patrol F.

Venetia  (S. P. 431)
Capt. C.F. Howell, CG
Squad 5, Patrol F.

Lydonia (S. P. 700)
Capt. P.F. Roach, CG
Squad 2, Patrol F.

Wadena (S. P. 158)
Lt. Cmdr. W.M. Falconer (ret.)
Squad 2, Patrol F.

Manning (Coast Guard Cutter)
Capt. A.J. Henderson, CG
Squad 1, Patrol F.

 Wenonah (S. P. 165)
Lt. Cmdr. W.F. Purdy
Squad 2, Patrol F.

Nahma (S. P. 771)
Lt. Cmdr. R.P. McCullough
Squad 2, Patrol F.

Wheeling  (Gunboat No. 14)
Cmdr. L.B. Porterfield
Squad 1, Patrol F.

 

Yamacraw  (Coast Guard Cutter)
Capt. J.G. Berry, CG
Squad 1, Patrol F.

Special Duty
Druid  (S.P. 31)
Capt. LeRoy Reinburg, CG
Barrack Ship

 

Transport Force

 Rear Adm. Albert Gleaves, Commander

Prepared by Dr. Richard Hulver
4 May 2017

Published:Mon May 15 09:08:39 EDT 2017