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Contributed by Scott Dyben.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives (photo # 80-G-463357)

USS ENTERPRISE   (CV-6)
(later CVA-6 and CVS-6)

Commanding Officers
Captain Newton Harris White, Jr. USNA 1907 12 May 1938 – 21 December 1938
Captain Charles Alan ("Baldy") Pownall USNA 1910 21 December 1938 – 29 May 1940 VADM
Captain Archibald Hugh Douglas USNA 1908 29 May 1940 – 29 May 1940  (1)  
Captain Charles Alan ("Baldy") Pownall USNA 1910 29 May 1940 – 21 March 1941 VADM
Captain George Dominic Murray USNA 1911 21 March 1941 – 30 June 1942 ADM
Captain Arthur Cayley Davis USNA 1915 30 June 1942 – 21 October 1942 ADM
Captain Osborne Bennett Hardison USNA 1916 21 October 1942 – 7 April 1943 VADM
Captain Carlos Wilhelm Wieber USNA 1918 7 April 1943 – 16 April 1943 RADM
Captain Samuel Paul ("Sam," "Cy") Ginder USNA 1916 16 April 1943 – 7 November 1943 RADM
Captain Matthias Bennett Gardner USNA 1919  (2) 7 November 1943 – 10 July 1944 ADM
Commander Thomas James Hamilton USNA 1927 10 July 1944 – 29 July 1944 RADM
Captain Cato Douglas Glover, Jr. USNA 1920 (3) 29 July 1944 – 14 December 1944 ADM
Captain Grover Budd Hartley Hall USNA 1920 (3) 14 December 1944 – 25 September 1945 RADM
Captain William Lehigh Rees USNA 1920 (3) 25 September 1945 – 20 February 1946 VADM
Captain Francis Emerson Bardwell USNA 1928 20 February 1946 – 10 June 1946
Commander Conrad Winfield Craven USNA 1933 10 June 1946 – 31 January 1947 CAPT
Commander Lewis Farling Davis USNR 19?? 31 January 1947 – 17 February 1947
Note 1: CAPT Douglas was in command of Enterprise for just four hours (1504–1904) and was then ordered detached to command USS Saratoga (CV-3), whose CO, CAPT R.P. Molten, Jr., had died the day before.  [Back]
Note 2: Graduated on 6 June 1918 with the class of 1919.  [Back]
Note 3: Graduated on 6 June 1919 with the class of 1920.  [Back]

Sources: Robert M. Cieri; Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler; NARA.


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