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Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)

(formerly Jupiter (Collier #3); later AV-3)

Commanding Officers
CDR Kenneth Whiting (XO, acting CO) USNA 1905 20 March 1922–16 June 1922 CAPT
CAPT Stafford Henry Rahall ("Stiffy") Doyle  [Biography] USNA 1900 16 June 1922–5 July 1924
CAPT Edward Sharpless Jackson USNA 1900 5 July 1924–10 June 1926
CAPT Frank Robert McCrary USNA 1901 10 June 1926–4 January 1927
CDR John Henry ("Jack") Towers USNA 1906 4 January 1927–26 August 1928 ADM
CDR Robert Rudolf ("Rip") Paunack   (Note 1) USNA 1909 26 August 1928–3 October 1928 CAPT
CAPT Arthur Byron Cook USNA 1905 3 October 1928–30 June 1930 VADM
CAPT Rufus Fairchild Zogbaum, Jr. USNA 1901 30 June 1930–8 July 1931 RADM
CAPT Aubrey Wray ("Jake," "Jakey") Fitch USNA 1906 8 July 1931–16 July 1932 ADM
CDR Patrick Neison Lynch Bellinger USNA 1907 16 July 1932–15 June 1933 VADM
CAPT Kenneth Whiting USNA 1905 15 June 1933–13 December 1933
CAPT Warren Gerald Child USNA 1907 13 December 1933–15 June 1935
CAPT John Howard Hoover USNA 1907 15 June 1935–22 July 1936 ADM
Commanding Officers of USS Jupiter (collier #3) and USS Langley (AV-3) as a seaplane tender
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  • Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler.
  • Archives 1, Textual Reference Section, Textual Archives Services Division, NWCT1R, NARA.
  • Photo and biography of CAPT Doyle courtesy of LtCol Sam D. Doyle, US Army, Retired (grandson of CAPT Doyle).
  • Photo of VADM Cook courtesy of Helen Cook Laughlin (grandniece of VADM Cook).
  • Photo of CAPT Jackson courtesy of Forbes Dix Preston, LTC USAF Ret.

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