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Commander First Fleet

This position was originally titled Commander, Central Pacific Force. On 26 April 1944 it was renamed Commander, Fifth Fleet. It then became Commander, First Task Fleet on 1 January 1947. It was subsequently renamed First Fleet on 11 February 1950. The Command was combined with ASW Forces Pacific and became Third Fleet as of 1 February 1973.

    1. 1943-1945 ADM Raymond A. Spruance 5 August 1943 - 8 November 1945
    2. 1945-1946 ADM John H. Towers 8 November 1945 - 18 January 1946
    3. 1946-1946 ADM Frederick C. Sherman 18 January 1946 - 3 September 1946
    4. 1946-1947 ADM Alfred E. Montgomery 5 September 1946 - 14 August 1947
    5. 1947-1948 ADM George D. Murray 14 August 1947 - August 1948
    6. 1948-1949 VADM Laurence T. DuBose August 1948 - 8 January 1949
    7. 1949-1950 VADM Gerald F. Bogan 8 January 1949 - 1 February 1950
    8. 1950-1950 VADM Thomas L. Sprague 1 February 1950 - March 1950
    9. 1950-1951 VADM Calvin T. Durgin March 1950 - 15 February 1951
    10. 1951-1951 VADM Harold M. Martin 15 February 1951 - 28 March 1951
    11. 1951-1952 VADM Arthur D. Struble 28 March 1951 - 24 March 1952
    12. 1952-1952 VADM Joseph J. Clark 24 March 1952 - 20 May 1952
    13. 1952-1952 VADM Ingolf N. Kiland 20 May 1952 - 16 July 1952
    14. 1952-1953 VADM Ralph A. Ofsite 16 July 1952 - 23 February 1953
    15. 1953-1953 VADM Harold M. Martin 23 March 1953 - 1 October 1953
    16. 1953-1955 VADM William K. Phillips 1 October 1953 - 1 August 1955
    17. 1955-1956 VADM Herbert G. Hopwood 1 August 1955 - 18 June 1956
    18. 1956-1958 VADM Robert L. Dennison 18 June 1956 - 23 July 1958
    19. 1958-1960 VADM Ruthven F. Libby 4 August 1958 - 30 April 1960
    20. 1960-1960 VADM Ulysses S. Sharp 30 April 1960 - 14 July 1960
    21. 1960-1962 VADM Charles L. Melson 14 July 1960 - 12 April 1962
    22. 1962-1962 VADM Frank Virden 12 April 1962 - 5 May 1962
    23. 1962-1963 VADM Robert T. Keith 5 May 1962 - 11 December 1963
    24. 1963-1964 VADM Paul D. Stroop 11 December 1962 - 25 January 1964
    25. 1964-1964 VADM Ephraim P. Holmes 25 January 1964 - 18 July 1964
    26. 1964-1966 VADM Lawson P. Ramage 18 July 1964 - 29 July 1966
    27. 1966-1969 VADM Bernard F. Roeder 29 July 1966 - 30 September 1969
    28. 1969-1970 VADM Issac C. Kidd 30 September 1969 - 1 August 1970
    29. 1970-1972 VADM Raymond E. Peet 1 August 1970 - 15 May 1972
    30. 1972-1972 VADM Nels B. Johnson 16 May 1972 - 17 July 1972
    31. 1972-1973 VADM James F. Calvert 17 July 1972 - 30 January 1973

Note: ADM = Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.

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Published: Thu Dec 21 10:06:42 EST 2017