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Thirteenth Naval District

The boundaries of the Thirteenth Naval District, to be headquartered at the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, were established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. The headquarters of the district was transferred to Seattle, Washington, in 1926. In 1945 the district consisted of the following geographic areas: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The Thirteenth Naval District was disestablished on 30 September 1980.

  1919-1921 RADM H A. Field July 1919
  1921-1924 RADM John A. Hoogewerff June 1921
  1924-1926 RADM Jehu V. Chase September 1924
  1926-1928 RADM Samuel S. Robison August 1926
  1928-1930 RADM Henry J. Ziegemeier 28 June 1928
  1931-1934 RADM Edward H. Campbell 1 January 1931
  1934-1934 RADM James Halligan, Jr. 11 July 1934
  1935-1935 CAPT Henry G. S. Wallace (A) 1 April 1935
  1935-1937 RADM Thomas T. Craven 13 July 1935
  1937-1940 RADM Edward B. Fenner 6 July 1937
  1940-1942 RADM Charles S. Freeman 31 August 1940
  1942-1943 VADM Frank Jack Fletcher 21 November 1942
  1943-1944 RADM Sherwoode A. Taffinder 12 October 1943
  1944- RADM Robert M. Griffin 15 December 1944
  1948-1950 RADM Howard H. Good 9 July 1948
  1950-1951 RADM Daniel E. Barbey 19 September 1950
  1951-1954 RADM Allen E. Smith 26 July 1951
  1954-1958 RADM Albert M. Bledsoe 1 February 1954
  1958-1960 RADM Frank T. Watkins 27 August 1958
  1960-1963 RADM George C. Towner 31 December 1960
  1964-1967 RADM William E. Ferrall July 1964
  1967-1968 RADM Herman J. Trum III October 1967
  1968-1969 RADM Frank L. Johnson July 1968
  1969-1971 RADM Patrick J. Hannifin September 1969
  1971-1972 RADM Wesley L. McDonald October 1971
  1972-1974 RADM Thomas E. Bass III November 1972
  1974-1976 RADM Lando W. Zech, Jr. July 1974
  1976-1978 RADM James D. Murray June 1976
  1978-1979 RADM Frederick W. Kelley July 1978
  1979-1980 RADM William A. Williams III May 1979

Notes: RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral, A = Acting.

The administrative records of the Thirteenth Naval District are located in Record Group (RG) 181.2.12 at the National Archives and Records Administration’s Pacific Alaska Region facility in Seattle, Washington, at 6125 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98115-7999, telephone 206-336-5115.

An unpublished 4-volume administrative history of the Thirteenth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 120,” is located in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 #120."

Published: Wed Jun 01 10:41:38 EDT 2022