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USS HORNET   (CV-12)
(later CVA-12 and CVS-12)

Commanding Officers
CV-12, Commanding Officers (1)
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CAPT Miles Rutherford Browning USNA 1918 (1)29 November 1943–29 May 1944 RADM
CAPT William Dodge Sample USNA 1919 (2) 29 May 1944–9 August 1944 RADM
CAPT Austin Kelvin Doyle   [Memorial] USNA 1920 9 August 1944–1 August 1945 ADM
CAPT Charles Randall ("Cat") Brown USNA 1921 1 August 1945–14 February 1946 ADM
 CAPT Charles Frederick Coe USNA 1923 14 February 1946–14 August 1946 VADM
In Reserve
CAPT Francis Lee Busey USNA 1926 20 March 1951–30 April 1951  
CDR Gorman Coady Merrick USNA 1934 30 April 1951–12 May 1951 CAPT
Decommissioned
CV-12, Commanding Officers (2)
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CAPT Milton Adolphus Nation USNA 1927 11 September 1953–19 July 1954 RADM
CAPT Frank Alvin Brandley USNA 1929 19 July 1954–20 July 1955 RADM
CAPT Norwood Axtell Campbell USNA 1930 20 July 1955–18 August 1956  
CAPT William Wallace Hollister USNA 1931 18 August 1956–12 August 1957  
CV-12, Commanding Officers (3)
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CAPT Thomas Francis Connolly USNA 1933 12 August 1957–25 August 1958 VADM
CAPT Marshall William White USNA 1934 25 August 1958–20 November 1959 RADM
CAPT Ernest Edward Christensen USNA 1934 20 November 1959–2 November 1960 RADM
CAPT David Charles Richardson USNA 1936 2 November 1960–18 October 1961 VADM
CV-12, Commanding Officers (4)
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CAPT Hoyt Dobbs Mann USNA 1936 18 October 1961–24 September 1962  
CAPT Ellis Jay Fisher USNA 1939 24 September 1962–25 September 1963  
CAPT John Ingolf Hardy USNA 1940 25 September 1963–15 July 1964  
CAPT Mayo Addison Hadden, Jr. NAVCAD 1942 15 July 1964–1 July 1965 RADM
CV-12, Commanding Officers (5)
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CAPT William McKnight Pardee USNA 1943 (3) 1 July 1965–1 April 1966  
CAPT Van Vernon Eason, Jr. NAVCAD 1941 (4) 1 April 1966–27 February 1967  
CAPT Gordon Hubbard Robertson NAVCAD 1943 27 February 1967–23 February 1968  
CAPT Jackson Allison Stockton USNA 1944 (5) 23 February 1968–23 May 1969  
CV-12, Commanding Officers (6)
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CAPT
Carl Joseph Seiberlich

USNR 1943 (6)

23 May 1969–26 June 1970

RADM
(1)  Graduated in June 1917, Class of 1918.  [Back]
(2)  Graduated in June 1918, Class of 1919.  [Back]
(3)  Graduated in June 1942, Class of 1943.  [Back]
(4)  Enlisted in the USNR in May 1940. Attended flight school and was commissioned Ensign in 1941.  [Back]
(5)  Graduated in June 1943, Class of 1944.  [Back]
(6)  U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Commissioned in the USNR as an Ensign in April 1943.  [Back]

Sources: USS Hornet 195th Anniversary Booklet. USS Hornet CV/CVA/CVS-12. USS Hornet Museum.
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler.
Photo and biography of CAPT Doyle courtesy of Scott Owens.


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