- Battle Fleet
The United States Battle Fleet or Battle Force was part of the organization of the United States Navy from 1922 to 1941.
The General Order of 6 December 1922 organized the United States Fleet, with the Battle Fleet as the Pacific presence. This fleet comprised the main body of ships in the Navy, with the smaller Scouting Fleet as the Atlantic presence. The battleships, including most of the modern ones, and new aircraft carriers were assigned to this fleet.
In 1930, the name of the fleet was changed to "Battle Force", but the structure remained the same. In 1931, the force was based in Pearl Harbor and consisted of a majority of the United States' surface fleet: all of the newer battleships, all of the carriers, a light cruiser squadron and "three or four" destroyer squadrons were all a part of the Battle Force. In 1939, the Battle Force had five carriers, 12 battleships, 14 light cruisers, and 68 destroyers.
On 1 February 1941, General Order 143 reorganized the United States Fleet with three separate fleets reporting, the Atlantic, Pacific and Asiatic Fleets.
In the modern navy, Battle Force refers to the Navy's active warships.
Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet (COMBATFLT)
Date Incumbent 5 July 1921 - 30 June 1923 Admiral Edward W. Eberle 30 June 1923 - 14 October 1925 Admiral Samuel S. Robison 14 October 1925 - 4 September 1926 Admiral Charles F. Hughes 4 September 1926 - 10 September 1927 Admiral Richard H. Jackson 10 September 1927 - 26 June 1928 Admiral Louis R. de Steiguer 26 June 1928 - 21 May 1929 Admiral William V. Pratt 21 May 1929 - 24 May 1930 Admiral Louis M. Nulton 24 May 1930 - 1 April 1931 Admiral Frank H. Schofield
Commander Battle Force (COMBATFOR)
Date Incumbent 1 April 1931 - 15 September 1931 Admiral Frank H. Schofield 15 September 1931 - 11 August 1932 Admiral Richard H. Leigh 11 August 1932 - 20 May 1933 Admiral Luke McNamee 20 May 1933 - 1 July 1933 Admiral William H. Standley 1 July 1933 - 15 June 1934 Admiral Joseph M. Reeves 15 June 1934 - 1 April 1935 Admiral Frank H. Brumby 1 April 1935 - 30 March 1936 Admiral Harris Laning 30 March 1936 - 31 December 1936 Admiral William D. Leahy 2 January 1937 - 29 January 1938 Admiral Claude C. Bloch 29 January 1938 - 24 June 1939 Admiral Edward C. Kalbfus 24 June 1939 - 6 January 1940 Admiral James O. Richardson 6 January 1940 - 31 January 1941 Admiral Charles P. Snyder 31 January 1941 - 20 September 1942 Vice Admiral William S. Pye
- ^ Morison, 28.
- Morison, Samuel Eliot (1948). Volume III, The Rising Sun in the Pacific. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company.
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