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Twelfth Naval District

The boundaries of the Twelfth Naval District, to be headquartered at the Mare Island in Vallejo, California, were established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. In 1945 the district was headquartered at San Francisco, California, and consisted of the following geographic areas Colorado; Utah; Nevada except Clark County); northern part of California, including Counties of San Luis Obispo, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, and all counties north thereof. The Twelfth Naval District was disestablished in 1977 and functions were transferred to the Eleventh Naval District.

  1941-1944 VADM John W. Greenslade 7 December 1941
  1944- RADM Carlton H. Wright 1 February 1944
  1947-1948 RADM Donald B. Beary 15 February 1947
  1948-1950 RADM Lynde D. McCormick 8 December 1948
  1950-1954 RADM Bertram J. Rodgers 1 February 1950
  1954-1957 RADM John R. Redman 8 February 1954
  1957-1962 RADM George L. Russel 24 September 1957
  1962-1964 RADM Elmer E. Yeomans 22 October 1962
  1964-1965 RADM John M. Taylor 28 May 1964
  1965-1967 RADM John E. Clark September 1965
  1967-1968 RADM William H. Groverman, Jr. September 1967
  1968-1970 RADM Leo B. McCuddin January 1968
  1970-1972 RADM Alfred R. Matter May 1970
  1972-1974 RADM Clyde J. Van Arsdall, Jr. March 1972
  1974-1975 RADM Martin D. Carmody February 1974
  1975-1975 RADM John W. Josephson June 1975
  1975-1976 RADM John T. Coughlin July 1975
  1976-1977 RADM William H. Rogers December 1976

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

The administrative records of the Twelfth Naval District are located in Record Group (RG) 181.2.11 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An unpublished 4-volume administrative history of the Twelfth Naval District during World War II, known as “World War II Naval Administrative History # 119,” is located in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 #119."

Published: Wed Jun 01 10:44:09 EDT 2022