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USS SUWANNEE   (ACV-27)

(formerly AO-33 and AVG-27; later CVE-27 and CVHE-27)

Commanding Officers
ACV-27 / CVE-27
Captain Joseph James ("Jocko") Clark USNA 1918  (1) 24 September 1942 – 21 January 1943 ADM
Captain Frederick William McMahon USNA 1920  (2) 21 January 1943 – 30 December 1943 VADM
Captain William David Johnson, Jr. USNA 1921-B 30 December 1943 – 8 December 1944 VADM
Captain Delbert Strother Cornwell USNA 1922 8 December 1944 – 2 September 1945 RADM
Captain Charles Clarke McDonald USNA 1924 2 September 1945 – 2 October 1945  
Commander Schermerhorn Van Mater USNA 1931 2 October 1945 – 16 November 1945 CAPT
Captain Elton Council Parker USNA 1924 16 November 1945 – 29 March 1946
Commander John Murphy De Vane, Jr. USNA 1937 29 March 1946 – 1 September 1946 CAPT
Commander Stanley Erdman Ruehlow USNA 1935 1 September 1946 – 8 January 1947 CAPT
(1)  Graduated on 28 June 1917 with the Class of 1918.  [Back]
(2)  Graduated on 6 June 1919 with the Class of 1920.  [Back]

Source: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler. Skip Duett.
Photo of RADM Johnson courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, via Darryl Baker.


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