The new commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet assumed his post overseeing the world's largest forward-deployed naval force in a ceremony at a port just south of Tokyo. Navy Vice Adm. John M. Bird was sworn in aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge at Yokosuka port, the site of a U.S. naval base.
Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, will preside over the ceremony where Capt. Matthew R. Walker will assume the duties and responsibilities Read Post
By the Navy News Service: On this day, 30 December, in U.S. Naval History: 1941 - Admiral Ernest J. King assumes duty as Commander in Chief, United States Fleet. Read Post