Pacific Torpedo Fleet

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The Pacific Torpedo Fleet was a formation in the United States Navy created in the year 1908.

History

The Fleet was formed some time during 1908, as it is first mentioned in the 1908 Officer Register. It was under the command of a Commander, initially comprised of three flotillas commanded by Lieutenants.

January, 1909

First Flotilla[1]
Leader
Whipple
Destroyers
Hopkins Hull Truxtun
Second Flotilla[2]
Leader
Perry
Destroyers and Torpedo Boats
Farragut Preble Stewart
Third Flotilla[3]
Leader
Lawrence
Torpedo Boats
Davis Fox Goldsborough Rowan

January, 1911

In 1909 or 1910, the Flotillas have been re-designated as "Divisions" in all American naval formations. Davis and Fox are listed with the Third, but actually were temporarily serving in the First Torpedo Division.[4]

First Torpedo Division
Leader
Whipple
Destroyers
Hopkins Hull Truxtun
Second Torpedo Division
Leader
Paul Jones
Destroyers
Perry Preble Stewart
Third Torpedo Division
Leader
Lawrence
Torpedo Boats
Davis* Fox* Goldsborough Rowan
First Submarine Division
Leader
Pike
Submarine
Grampus

January, 1912

The Fleet is not listed by Divisions in the Register of 1912. The strength is now nine destroyers, three torpedo boats, two submarines and three tenders.[5]

Pacific Torpedo Fleet
Destroyers
Hopkins Hull Lawrence Paul Jones Perry Preble
Stewart Truxtun Whipple
Torpedo Boats
Farragut Goldsborough Rowan
Submarines
A-3 A-5
Tenders
Alert Fortune Template:US-Iris

Fleet Commanders

First Flotilla/Division Commanders

Second Flotilla/Division Commanders

Third Flotilla/Division Commanders

First Submarine Division Commanders

Second Submarine Division Commanders

Footnotes

  1. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 221.
  2. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 221.
  3. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 222.
  4. Register of Officers, 1911. pp. 236-237.
  5. Register of Officers, 1912. pp. 230-232.
  6. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 14.
  7. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 22.
  8. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 22.
  9. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 24.
  10. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 30. Not mentioned in 1908 edition.
  11. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 28.
  12. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  13. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  14. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  15. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 30.
  16. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 30.
  17. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 30.
  18. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 28. Not mentioned in 1908 edition.
  19. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 30.
  20. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 30.
  21. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  22. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  23. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  24. Register of Officers, 1909. p. 30. Not mentioned in 1908 edition.
  25. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 36.
  26. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 36.
  27. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  28. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  29. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 38.
  30. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 32. Formation is new this year.
  31. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 42.
  32. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 42.
  33. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 32.
  34. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 42.
  35. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 30.
  36. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 30.
  37. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 30.
  38. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 42. Formation is new that year.
  39. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 42.

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