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USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT   (CVB-42)
(later CVA-42 and CV-42)

Commanding Officers
CAPT Apollo Soucek USNA '21 27 October 1945 - 2 March 1946
CAPT Herbert Edward Regan USNA '22 2 March 1946 - 15 November 1946
CAPT John Pinckney Wheeler Vest USNA '22 15 November 1946 - 7 November 1947
CAPT Thomas Binney Williamson USNA '23 7 November 1947 - 3 August 1948
CAPT Harry Donald Felt USNA '23 3 August 1948 - 11 July 1949
CAPT Clarence Eugene Ekstrom USNA '24 11 July 1949 - 27 July 1950
CAPT William Virginius Davis, Jr. USNA '24 27 July 1950 - 28 July 1951
CAPT Fitzhugh Lee USNA '26 28 July 1951 - 26 July 1952
CAPT George Whelan Anderson, Jr. USNA '27 26 July 1952- 22 May 1953
CAPT John Smith ("Jimmy") Thach USNA '27 22 May 1953 - 23 April 1954
Decommissioned
CAPT John Tucker ("Chick") Hayward USNA '30 6 April 1956 - 1 October 1956
CAPT Thomas Walton Hopkins USNA '32 1 October 1956 - 2 October 1957
CAPT Frederick Lincoln Ashworth USNA '33 2 October 1957 - 3 July 1958
CAPT Ralph Louis Shifley USNA '33 3 July 1958 - 8 August 1959
CAPT Theodore Hugh Winters, Jr.  [Biography] USNA '35 8 August 1959 - 10 June 1960
CAPT Edward William Hessel USNA '37 10 June 1960 - 16 July 1961
CAPT Edward Lee Anderson USNA '38 16 July 1961 - 1 June 1962
CAPT Walter Edward Clarke NAVCAD 1 June 1962 - 20 July 1963
CAPT Gerald Edward ("Jerry") Miller USNA '41 20 July 1963 - 25 July 1964
CAPT Malcolm Winfield Cagle USNA '41 25 July 1964 - 27 August 1965
CAPT Charles Lee Burbage USNA '41 27 August 1965 - 28 August 1966
CAPT George Clyde Talley, Jr. USNA '44 28 August 1966 - 7 January 1967
CAPT James David ("Jig Dog") Ramage USNA '39 7 January 1967 - 12 January 1967
CAPT Martin George ("Butch") O'Neill NAVCAD 12 January 1967 - 20 June 1967
CAPT Gordon Seymour Hodgson NROTC '43 20 June 1967 - 21 August 1968
CAPT James Otis Mayo NAVCAD 21 August 1968 - 9 September 1969
CAPT Harry Seagrove Sellers NAVCAD 9 September 1969 - 3 October 1970
CAPT John Edward Hansen USNA '46 3 October 1970 - 10 September 1971
CAPT Charles John Youngblade USNA '49 10 September 1971 - 12 April 1973
CAPT James Brendon Morin NAVCAD 12 April 1973 - 20 December 1974
CAPT Crawford Alan Easterling NAVCAD 20 December 1974 - 20 June 1976
CAPT Richard Peter ("Deke") Bordone USNA '54 20 June 1976 - 13 June 1977
CAPT Everett Freemont Rollins, Jr. USNR '55  (1) 13 June 1977 - 1 October 1977
(1)  Integrated into the regular Navy in 1958. Therefore, he was CAPT Everett F. Rollins, Jr., USN, at the time of his command.  [Back]

Sources: USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVB/CVA/CV-42 Reunion (http://www.ussfdrcv42reunion.com);
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler; Bill Gonyo; Larry Blumenthal


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