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An unpublished 2-volume administrative history of the Sixth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 113,” is located in the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

Published: Wed Jun 01 10:34:32 EDT 2022