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U.S. Asiatic Fleet

The Asiatic Fleet was responsible for patrolling U.S. possessions in the Far East. With no unit larger than a cruiser, it could not possibly stand up for long against Combined Fleet, and in fact the Philippines had been effectively written off in Navy pre-war planning. With the destruction of MacArthur's air power on the first day of the war, Hart withdrew all his forces except for submarines and some small units. This created lasting bitterness in MacArthur towards the Navy.

Administrative structure, 7 December 1941:

Asiatic Fleet (Hart; at Manila)      

AO Pecos

  Strike Force/Task Force 5 (Glassford; at Iloilo)      


  CA Houston


CL Marblehead (at Tarakan)


CL Boise (at Cebu CIty) Boise was assigned to Pacific Fleet but had just escorted a convoy to the PI. She was "borrowed" by Hart when it appeared that war was imminent.

Destroyer Squadron 29


DD Paul Jones (at Tarakan)


AD Black Hawk (at Balikpapan)


Destroyer Division 59


  DD John D. Ford (at Manila)



DD Pope (at Manila)



DD Peary (at Cavite) Being overhauled



DD Pillsbury (at Cavite) Being overhauled


Destroyer Division 58 (at Tarakan)



DD Parrott



DDBarker



DDBulmer



DD Stewart


Destroyer Division 57 (at Balikpapan)      



DDJohn D. Edwards



DDAlden



DDEdsall



DDWhipple

Patrol Wing 10


AV Langley (at Cavite)


AVD Childs


28 PBY Catalina


4 J2F Duck


1 OS2U Kingfisher


AVD William B. Preson (at Davao)



VP-101: 4 PBY Catalina


8 PBY Catalina (at Olongapo)


AV Heron (at Puerto Princessa)



4 OS2U Kingfisher

Submarine Squadron 20 (at Cavite)


AS Canopus


AS Holland (at Manila)


ASR Pigeon


AS Otus (at Mariveles)


Submarine Division 21



SS Salmon



SS Seal



SS Skipjack



SS Sargo



SS Saury



SS Spearfish


Submarine Division 22



SS Snapper



SS Stingray



SS Sturgeon (at Mariveles)



SS Sculpin



SS Sailfish



SS Swordfish

References

Bradley et al. (1992)

DANFS
Morton (1953)

Prados (1995)

Willmott (1982)

http://www.freeport-tech.com/WWII (accessed 2002; now defunct)


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