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GENERAL ORDER
   No. 211
}           NAVY DEPARTMENT,
Washington,D.C., December l0,1930.

ORGANIZATION OF NAVAL FORCES

 1. General Order No. 94 is hereby canceled.
 2. Effective April 1, 1931, the naval forces of the United States are by this order organized into—
      The United States Fleet.
      The Asiatic Fleet.
      The Special Service Squadron.
      The Naval Transportation Service.
      Special duty ships.
      Naval district craft.

THE UNITED STATES FLEET

 The United. States Fleet will be under the command of an admiral with the title " Commander in Chief, United States Fleet," and will be composed of—
 (a) Battle Force, United States Fleet, under the command of an admiral with the title "Commander Battle Force, United States Fleet, and second in command, United States Fleet," and composed of—
      1. Battleships, Battle Force, United States Fleet.
      2. Cruisers, Battle Force, United States Fleet.
      3. Destroyers, Battle Force, United States Fleet.
      4. Aircraft, Battle Force, United States Fleet.
      5. Minecraft, Battle Force, United States Fleet
         which includes the fleet air base, Pearl Harbor.1
 (b) Scouting Force, United States Fleet, under the command of a vice admiral with the title "Commander Scouting Force, United States Fleet, and third in command, United States Fleet," and composed of—
      1. Cruisers, Scouting Force, United States Fleet.
      2. Destroyers, Scouting Force, United States Fleet.


 1The change in name of naval air station, Coco Solo, and naval air station, Pearl Harbor, will be made to fleet air base. Coco Solo, and fleet air base, Pearl Harbor, on July 1, 1931.
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      3. Aircraft, Scouting Force, United States Fleet,
         which includes the fleet air base, Coco Solo.1
      4. Training Squadron, Scouting Force, United
         States Fleet.
 (c) Submarine Force, United States Fleet, under the command of a rear admiral with the title "Commander
Submarine Force, United States Fleet," and composed of—
      1. All submarines of the United States Fleet
         and the submarine bases at New London,
         Coco Solo, and Pearl Harbor.
 (d) Base Force, Untied States Fleet, under the command of a rear admiral with the title "Commander Base Force, United States Fleet," and composed of—
      1. Train Squadron One.
      2. Train Squadron Two.
      3. Base and general supply facilities (when
         assigned).

THE ASIATIC FLEET

 Asiatic Fleet to be commanded by an admiral with the title of "Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet," and composed of such vessels as may be assigned by the department.
 The geographical limits of the command of the Commander in Chief, Asiatic Fleet, shall include the Western Pacific and the Indian Oceans and tributary waters. The eastern limit shall be the one hundred and eightieth meridian south of latitude 50 north and the one hundred and sixtieth meridian east of Greenwich, north of latitude 50 north. The western limit shall be Asia, Africa, and south of Africa, the twentieth meridian east of Greenwich.

SPECIAL SERVICE SQUADRON

 Special Service Squadron to be commanded by a rear admiral, with the title "Commander Special Service Squadron," and composed of such vessels as may be assigned.


1The change In name of naval air station, Coco Solo, and naval ail station, Pearl Harbor, will be made to fleet air base, Coco Solo, and fleet air base, Pearl Harbor, on July 1, 1931.


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NAVAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

 The Naval Transportation Service is composed of such auxiliaries as may be assigned by the department. They operate under orders of the Chief of Naval Operations.

SPECIAL DUTY SHIPS

 Special duty ships are those assigned to outlying naval stations, to survey duty and such other special details as may arise. They operate under orders of the commandants of the stations to which they are assigned or under the Chief of Naval Operations, depending on the type of duty they are performing.

NAVAL DISTRICT CRAFT

 Naval district craft to be under the command of the commandant of the naval district to which assigned.
 3. Such parts of the United States Navy Regulations, 1920, as conflict with this order will be corrected by changes in Navy Regulations to be issued later.

      C. F. ADAMS,
Secretary of the Navy.

 

 

 


 

SOURCE:
National Archives & Records Administration, Seattle Branch
Record Group 181, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Commandant's Office Central Subject Files, 1925-42

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