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Fourteenth Naval District

The Fourteenth Naval District, headquartered at the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was established in 1916. In 1945 the district consisted of the following geographic areas: Hawaiian Islands, and islands to westward, including Midway, Wake, Kure, Johnston, and San Islands, and Kingman Reef. The Fourteenth Naval District was disestablished on 30 June 1979 and control was passed on to the Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet.

  1916-1918 CAPT G. R. Clark 14 August 1916
  1918-1919 RADM R. M. Doyle 13 June 1918
  1919-1920 RADM W. B. Fletcher 15 May 1919
  1921 VADM W. R. Shoemaker 14 January 1921
  1921-1923 RADM E. Simpson 15 September 1921
  1923-1927 RADM J. D. McDonald 18 July 1923
  1927-1930 RADM G. R. Marvell 25 October 1927
  1930-1933 RADM Y. Stirling, Jr. 16 September 1930
  1933-1936 RADM H. E. Yarnell 22 June 1933
  1936-1940 RADM O. G. Murfin 14 November 1936
  1940-1942 RADM C. C. Bloch 11 April 1940
  1942-1943 RADM D. W. Bagley 2 April 1942
  1943-1944 VADM R. L. Ghormley 17 February 1943
  1944 RADM William R. Furlong (A) 25 October 1944
  1944-1945 VADM D. W. Bagley 28 November 1944
  1945-1946 VADM S. A. Taffinder 25 July 1945
  1946-1948 VADM John L. Hall May 1946
  1948-1952 RADM Charles H. McMorris 25 August 1948
  1952-1954 RADM Stuart S. Murray 7 June 1952
  1954-1957 RADM Clarence E. Olsen 18 February 1954
  1957-1958 RADM Neil K. Dietrich 17 July 1957
  1961-1962 RADM Robert L. Campell 24 March 1961
  1962-1964 RADM Charles A. Buchanan 13 January 1962
  1964-1967 RADM Henry S. Persons June 1964
  1967-1968 RADM Richard B. Lynch July 1967
  1968-1969 RADM Fred E. Bakutis March 1968
  1970-1970 RADM Ernest W. Dobie, Jr. August 1970
  1970-1971 RADM Thomas B. Hayward November 1970
  1971-1972 RADM Henry S. Morgan, Jr. December 1971
  1972-1973 RADM John L. Butts, Jr. July 1972
  1973-1975 RADM Richard A. Paddock July 1973
  1975-1979 RADM Ralph S. Wentworth, Jr. July 1975

Notes: CAPT = Captain, RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.

The administrative records of the Fourteenth Naval District are located in Record Group (RG) 181.2.13 at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Pacific Region (San Francisco) facility at 1000 Commodore Drive, San Bruno, California 94066-2350, telephone 650-238-3500.

An unpublished 5-volume administrative history of the Fourteenth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 121,” is located in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 #121."

Published: Wed Jun 01 10:23:03 EDT 2022