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U.S. Battle Force

The Battle Force, Pacific Fleet, consisted of the main battle line of the U.S. Navy and its escorts.

Administrative structure, 7 December 1941:

Battle Force (Pye)
  Battleships, Battle Force (Anderson)

  Battleship Division 1


  BB Arizona



BB Pennsylvania



BB Nevada


Battleship Division 2 (Bagley)




BB Oklahoma



BB California



BB Tennessee


Battleship Division 4



BB West Virginia



BB Maryland



BB Colorado At Bremerton for refit

Aircraft, Battle Force (Halsey)


Carrier Division 1 (Fitch)



CV Lexington (with Task Force 12)



  16 F2A Buffalo
32 SBD Dauntless
18 SB2U Vindicator
14 TBD Devastator
The Vindicators were Marine aircraft being ferried to Midway.



CV Saratoga (with Task Force 14)




10 F4F Wildcat
46 SBD Dauntless
12 TBD Devastator



Carrier Division 2 (Halsey)



CV Enterprise




19 F4F Wildcat
38 SBD Dauntless
22 TBD Devastator



North Island NAS



8 F2A3 Buffalo
10 F3F2
4 F4F3 Wildcat
4 J2F5 Duck
4 OS2U Kingfisher
17 SBD3 Dauntless
6 TBD Devastator



Alameda



9 PBY Catalina
9 SOC Seagull


Cruisers, Battle Force (Leary)


Cruiser Division 3 (Bidwell; at Panama)



CL Trenton



CL Richmond



CL Concord (with TF 14)


Cruiser Division 9 (Leary)



CL Phoenix



CL Honolulu



CL St.Louis



CL Helena

Destroyers, Battle Force (Draemel)


Destroyer Division 50 (at San Diego)



DD Rathburne



DD Talbot



DD Waters


Destroyer Flotilla 1 (Theobald)



CL Raleigh



AD Dobbin



AD Whitney



Destroyer Squadron 1




DD Phelps




Destroyer Division 1





DD Dewey





DD Hull





DD Macdonough





DD Warden




Destroyer Division 2




  DD Farragut





DD Aylwin





DD Dale





DD Monaghan



Destroyer Squadron 3




DD Clark




Destroyer Division 5





DD Reid





DD Cassin





DD Conyngham





DD Downes




Destroyer Division 6





DD Cummings





D DShaw





DD Case





DD Tucker



Destroyer Squadron 5




DD Porter (with TF12)




Destroyer Division 9 (with TF12)





DD Flusser





DD Drayton





DD Lamson





DD Mahan




Destroyer Division 10





DD Cushing (near 139W 32N)      





DD Perkins (at Mare Island)





DD Smith (at San Francisco)






DD Preston (with TF14)


Destroyer Flotilla 2 (Draemel)



CL Detroit



AD Dixie



Destroyer Squadron 4




DD Selfridge




Destroyer Division 7





DD Bagley





DD Blue





DD Helm





DDHenley




Destroyer Division 8





DD Mugford





DD Ralph Talbot





DD Patterson





DD Jarvis



Destroyer Squadron 6 (with TF8)




DD Balch




Destroyer Division 11





DD Gridley





DD Craven





DD McCall





DD Maury




Destroyer Division 12





DD Benham





DD Ellet





DD Fanning





DD Dunlap

Minecraft, Battle Force (Furlong)


Mine Squadron 1 (Furlong)



Mine Division 1




DMS Tracy




DMS Preble




DMS Sicard




DMS Pruitt



Mine Division 2




DM Gamble




DM Ramsay




DMS Montgomery




DM Breese


Mine Squadron 2



DMS Hopkins (with TF3)



Mine Division 4




DMS Zane




DMS Wasmuth




DMS Trever




DMS Perry



Mine Division 5




DMS Chandler (with TF1)




DMS Hovey (with TF1)




DMS Long (with TF3)




DMS Southard (with TF3)



Mine Division 6




DMS Lamberton (with TF1)




DMS Boggs (with TF1)




DMS Dorsey (with TF3)




DMS Elliot (with TF3)

Task Forces, 7 December 1941

Task Force 8 (Halsey; returning to Oahu from Wake)
 
CV Enterprise

  19 F4F Wildcat
23 SBD Dauntless
22 TBD Devastator      
The 15 SBDs of VS-6 had already been flown off to Pearl at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack.

CA Northampton (Spruance)      

CA Chester

CA Salt Lake CIty

DD Balch

DD Benham

DD Ellet

DD Fanning

DD Dunlap

DD Gridley

DD McCall

DD Maury
Task Force 14 (Fitch; just entering San Diego harbor)
 
CV Saratoga

  10 F4F Wildcat
46 SBD Dauntless
12 TBD Devastator      


CL Concord    

DD Brooks

DD Preston

DD Humphreys

DD Sands


References

Morison (1948)

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


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