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USS CROATAN   (ACV-25)
(later CVE-25, CVHE-25, CVU-25 and AKV-43)

Commanding Officers
Captain John Ballachey Lyon USNA 1920 (1) 28 April 1943 - 23 November 1943 RADM
Captain John Pinckney Wheeler Vest USNA 1922 23 November 1943 - 16 November 1944  
Captain Kenneth Craig USNA 1926 16 November 1944 - 15 September 1945 RADM
Captain Paul David Stroop USNA 1926 15 September 1945 - 13 November 1945 VADM
Captain Charles Donald Griffin USNA 1927 13 November 1945 -    15 January 1946 ADM
Captain Francis Reynolds Jones USNA 1927 15 January 1946 - 20 May 1946  
(1) Graduated on 6 June 1919 with the Class of 1920.  [Back]

Source: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler. Skip Duett.


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