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In 1922, the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets were combined to form the United States Battle Fleet, which positioned a main body of ships in the Pacific, and the Scouting Fleet in the Atlantic.
Atlantic Fleet is also responsible for the operations of most U.S. Navy bases and facilities along the East and Gulf coasts of the United States, in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Iceland.
On 01 February 1991, the Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet became the naval component commander for the Commander in Chief, US Southern Command, assuming responsibility for all US Navy operational and training matters in the USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/navy/unit/fleet.htm   (688 words)

 Hitler Doesn't Declare War on the US
As the US Atlantic fleet moves to the Pacific, the British navy is stretched to the limit.
US battleships and aircraft carriers in the Atlantic made it less likely that the still formidable survivors of the German surface fleet would sortie into the Atlantic again like the Bismarck had done earlier in the war.
Even in the darkest days of early 1942, the US kept a minimum of over 70 destroyers, some battleships and cruisers, and at least one aircraft carrier in the Atlantic, and the number of destroyers actually rose again to 95 by September 1942 as new destroyers were commissioned.
members.aol.com /althist1/Apr01/hitler2.htm   (2545 words)

 The Cruise of the Great White Fleet
When the fleet arrived in San Francisco on May 6, the hills surrounding the city by the Bay were packed with thousands of greeters, many brought in by special trains from outlying communities.
Though this slight was due to operational requirements and unintentional on the fleet's part, it did contribute to the peculiar funk known to the Chinese as "losing face." But Peking rallied, and in order to "save face," told the people that the rest of the fleet was lost in a typhoon.
The enthusiasm of the cheering multitudes waiting on shore to greet the fleet was not dampened by the inclement weather, and once again aboard the presidential yacht Mayflower, Roosevelt responded to the rendering of the fleet's 21-gun salute with enthusiastic waves.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/gwf_cruise.htm   (5673 words)

 US NAVY - Fleets
Second Fleet operates primarily in the Atlantic Ocean from the North Pole to the South Pole and from the shores of the United States to the west coast of Europe.
Third Fleet was formed as a fighting force under Admiral "Bull" Halsey on 15 March 1943, and reconstituted in the Middle and Eastern Pacific on 01 February 1975.
The Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command is the naval component commander for US Central Command responsible for combat operations in the Middle East.
navysite.de /navy/fleet.htm   (1652 words)

 USS Mayo DD422
Having graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1876, Mayo subsequently served during the 1883 Greely relief expedition to the Arctic.
Promoted to command of divisions of the Atlantic Fleet in 1913 Mayo was instrumental in requesting and requiring from Mexico a formal public apology for the actions of Mexican authorities in seizing an unarmed U.S. party of sailors while ashore at Tampico on 9 April 1914 (the so-called Tampico Incident).
For his achievements, Admiral Mayo was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for the outstanding operation of the US Atlantic Fleet in a condition of war.
www.ussjpkennedyjr.org /admayo.html   (348 words)

 United States Fleet Forces Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlantic Fleet was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, along with the Pacific Fleet, as protection for new bases in the Caribbean acquired as a result of the Spanish-American War.
The Fleet was a combination of the North Atlantic Squadron and the South Atlantic Squadron.
Along with the Pacific Fleet and Asiatic Fleet, the fleet was to be under the command of a full Admiral, which jumped the fleet's commander Ernest J. King from a two-star to a four-star.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_Atlantic_Fleet   (671 words)

 US Naval Aviation Atlantic Fleet Wings
Headquartered at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, the Commander Naval Air Forces US Atlantic Fleet is a three-star vice admiral responsible for logistics and administration of naval forces assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet.
Normaly, one or two carrier's are deployed with the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean or in the Arabian Gulf with the US Fifth Fleet in support of Central Command.
Named for the first US president, her keel was laid on 25th August 1986 just 17 months after the nuclear-powered Fleet Ballistic Missle Submarine (SSBN) 598, which carried the same name, was decommissioned.
members.fortunecity.com /theflightline/atlantic.html   (1624 words)

 What was USS Liberty
USS Liberty was operated and manned by the US Navy under operational control of the local commander and the technical control of the National Security Agency.
The ship was part of the US Atlantic Fleet and, contrary to much misguided public speculation, was always directly under military control.
In 1967 the US operated about a dozen such ships around the world, including five roughly similar to USS Liberty, several much smaller ships similar to USS Pueblo which was captured by Korea in 1968, and a number of ships with civilian crews and only small US Navy intelligence collection contingents.
www.ussliberty.com /theship.htm   (596 words)

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After decades of rolling in the Atlantic, the US Atlantic fleet has had it with Pacific fleet (routinely hanging out close to Hawaii to prevent another Pearl Harbor).
The Atlantic fleet hanging out close to rainy foggy England with Fish n chips and a semi-cold beer isn't buying the Hawaii story.
With the some small exceptions, the two fleets are nearly identical in assets - five years from now I see the Pacific with a slight edge.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/8-9613.asp   (151 words)

 Haze Gray & Underway Photo Feature: Great White Fleet Battleships
The only battleships that did not sail with the Fleet were one ship that was in overhaul, one newly competed ship not yet ready for deployment (both of these ships later joined the Fleet), and four obsolete, unseaworthy coast defense battleships.
It had been hoped to add two newly completed ships to the Fleet at this point, but the new vessels proved to be unsatisfactory, and were sold out of the US Navy after very short careers.
Relieved by Wisconsin and detached from the Fleet in 1908.
www.hazegray.org /features/gwf/battlesh.htm   (399 words)

 US warships steam out of Norfolk to avoid hurricane
US warships streamed out of the giant US naval base at Norfolk, Virginia, Tuesday and warplanes scattered to inland air bases out of the path of Hurricane Isabel bearing down on the US East Coast, US military officials said.
By late afternoon nearly all were underway, said Commander Dave Warner, a spokesman for the Norfolk-based US Atlantic Fleet.
US military aircraft, including Air Force One -- President George W. Bush's airplane based at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington -- have been ordered to bases farther inland, officials said.
www.terradaily.com /2003/030916215423.rgf2az67.html   (639 words)

 N Korea:US Atlantic Fleet carrier in Pacific for first time in 17 years(Enterprise sailing to Busan)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
HONOLULU (AP) - The USS Enterprise, a U.S. Atlantic Fleet aircraft carrier, steamed into the Asia-Pacific region for the first time in 17 years earlier this month, the military said.
The move is in response to a Pentagon policy - first publicly articulated in February - to boost the number of aircraft carriers the U.S. military has operationally available in the Pacific.
Alderson said it was not unusual for U.S. aircraft carriers to call on South Korean ports.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1665066/posts   (1182 words)

 Type Command
The CinC Atlantic Fleet and CinC Pacific Fleet function in both the administrative and operational commands.
All aircraft carriers, naval aircraft and aviation activities assigned to the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets are under the administrative control of COMNAVAIRPAC and COMNAVAIRLANT, respectively.
The formation of Commander Air Pacific was a direct outgrowth of problems associated with the rapid expansion of the Navy and naval air forces during World War II, the requirements of supporting air combat units widely deployed in the Pacific Ocean area, and the increasing importance of aviation as an element of naval striking power.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/navy/unit/tycom.htm   (293 words)

 TPWD: Battleship TEXAS State Historic Site. - History
She was converted to oil-fired boilers, tripod masts and a single stack were added to the main deck, and the 5" guns that bristled from her sides were reduced in number and moved to the main deck to minimize problems with heavy weather and high seas.
After the US entered WW I, she spent the year 1917 training gun crews for merchant ships that were often attacked by gunfire from surfaced submarines.
Late in 1918 she escorted the German Fleet en route to its surrender anchorage and escorted President Wilson to peace talks in France.
www.tpwd.state.tx.us /spdest/findadest/parks/battleship_texas/hist.phtml   (1086 words)

 Thomas H. Moorer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In March 1944, he was detached from VB-132 to serve on the staff of the Commander, Air Force Atlantic Fleet.
Promoted to vice admiral in 1962, Moorer took command of the Seventh Fleet, and in June 1964 became Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet as a full admiral.
One year later he took command of NATO’s US Atlantic Command and the US Atlantic Fleet, becoming the first naval officer to command both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets.
www.au.af.mil /au/goe/eaglebios/88bios/moorer88.htm   (573 words)

 USJFCOM: Leadin15,000 troops take part in joint task force exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Participating forces will train using equipment and systems which incorporate the latest advances in technology, and which support the full range of capabilities that may be needed in various geographic areas where forces serve during their deployment.
Participating in JTFEX 99-2 will be units from the US Atlantic Fleet including the John F. Kennedy carrier battle group and Bataan amphibious ready group.
Members of U.S. Joint Forces Command's senior leadership assisted as the Navy Reserve transformed one of its officer training course in to a joint training event bringing together students from all five services.
www.jfcom.mil /newslink/storyarchive/1999/pa070199.htm   (458 words)

 Nearc 2002 Conference Abstract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Peter W. Bujwid, Project Director, Applied Geographics, Inc., MA The US Navy Atlantic Fleet (CLF) has oversight and management responsibility not just for the ships and submarines in the Fleet but for the 27 land bases used to support the offshore vessels.
This presentation will show how the Fleet is now using the Integrated Installation Management (I2M) web portal to answer questions regarding the condition of their facilities.
I2M is a business-process-centric application; the website GIS functionality supports the business processes codified in I2M in a manner that gives Fleet decision makers a consistent, complete, current and unique view of their assets.
www.northeastarc.org /archive/abs02/Bujwid.htm   (248 words)

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If the US moves its fleet to the Solomons on the first turn it will have to bring its supporting Transports and Submarines the long way through the South Pacific to keep it out of range of the Japanese airpower.
The only benefit the US can have is it might take some of the Japanese islands and the Philippines (if it is empty and the fleets have not battled yet!).
Germany might destroy a UK fleet but a second fleet and a US fleet is nearly impossible for it to destroy.
www.kw.igs.net /~tacit/frames/aanda/usa.htm   (1315 words)

In 2003, Admiral Natter completed a distinguished 41-year Navy career as Commander of the US Atlantic Fleet, the first Commander of US Fleet Forces Command, the first Commander of all US Navy and Coast Guard homeland defense forces under the newly created Northern Command, and the Commander-in-Chief of the NATO Western Atlantic Command.
Admiral Natter assumed duties as Commander-in-Chief (CINC) US Atlantic Fleet on June 23, 2000, where he was responsible for providing fully trained, combat ready forces for United States and NATO Commanders worldwide.
The Atlantic Fleet consists of over 160,000 Sailors and Marines, 162 ships and 1,200 aircraft, as well as 18 major shore stations providing training, maintenance and logistics support.
www.navalorder.org /honoree.htm   (449 words)

 Commander Naval Submarine Forces
Campa spent his first visit to the fleet visiting with and listening to a variety of Sailors concerns on many different topics concerning the Navy today.
U.S. Fleet Forces Command Honors 2006 Sea, Shore Sailors of the Year
The Atlantic Submarine Force is made up of over 15,000 highly trained and motivated men and women both military and civilian who are dedicated to provide the American people with the best submarine force in the world.
www.sublant.navy.mil   (723 words)

 USJFCOM: About U.S. Atlantic Fleet
U.S. Fleet Forces Command, USFLTFORCOM, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is the U.S. Navy component of U.S. Joint Forces Command.
From the Adriatic Sea to the Arabian Gulf, USFLTFORCOM units are called upon to support U.S. theater commanders and joint task force commanders for unified operations around the world.
Recent joint initiatives between USFLTFORCOM and Pacific Fleets have led to a major change in the way surface ships and aircraft squadrons are managed during the interdeployment training cycle.
www.jfcom.mil /about/com_clf.htm   (237 words)

The ship reported to Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic and US Atlantic Fleet March 24, 1949, and underwent a vigorous shakedown training period in the Caribbean Sea area from April 5 to June 20, 1949, after completion of which she was assigned to Commander Battleships and Cruisers Atlantic Fleet for duty.
During part of this cruise the NEWPORT NEWS was flagship for Admiral W.H.P. Blandy, then Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet.
The cruiser flagship crossed the Arctic Circle with the Second Task Fleet (Task Force 89) during November 1949.
www.uss-newport-news.com /hist/1949.htm   (216 words)

 Hoppa - Navy in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Atlantic Fleet Submarine Force numbers 40 submarines and more than 15,000 highly trained and motivated personnel providing submarine support to the Atlantic, Arctic, Eastern Pacific, and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.
Washington, Navy, History The Naval Historical Center, located in Washington, D.C., is the U.S. Navy's official historical program, interpreting naval history from 1775 to the present.
Annapolis, Academies, Navy The United States Naval Academy,established in 1845, is the undergraduate college for the Navy thatprepares young men and women to become professional officers in the USNavy and Marine Corps.
hoppa.com /us/Navy   (139 words)

 US Atlantic Fleet carrier in Pacific for first time in 17 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
US Atlantic Fleet carrier in Pacific for first time in 17 years
U.S. military officials said Wednesday they could not confirm a report by the Seoul-based Yonhap news agency that the Enterprise would be calling on the South Korean port of Busan for four days starting next Tuesday.
The Pentagon's most recent Quadrennial Defense Review report said the military planned to make six of its 12 aircraft carriers operationally available in the Pacific in response to increased trade and sea traffic in the region.
thestar.com.my /news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/13/apworld/20060713114623&sec=apworld   (377 words)

 All fleet jobs | Indeed.com
Fleet Supervisor Act now to join the team of...
Duties include maintaining fleet of late model trucks and trailers.
Fleet Mechanic Entry Level FT oppty/aftern shift/M-F. Some tractor/trailer and reefer exp helpful but will train right person.
www.indeed.com /jobs?q=fleet&l=32201&from=rss   (364 words)

 US warships steams out of Norfolk to avoid hurricane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
US warships began steaming out of the giant US naval base at Norfolk, Virginia Tuesday to get out of the path of a major hurricane bearing down on the US east coast, a navy spokesman said.
About 70 warships have been ordered to put to sea to ride out Hurricane Isabel away from port, said Navy Chief Journalist Scott Boyle, a spokesman for the US Atlantic Fleet.
Boyle said they were scheduled to leave port every 10 to 15 minutes, and F/A-18 and F-14 fighters based at nearby Oceana Naval Station also have been ordered to disperse to other bases beyond the reach of the storm.
www.terradaily.com /2003/030916143007.cm9zri2c.html   (124 words)

 Naval Technology - Ticonderoga - Guided Missile Cruisers
22 ships are operational, 11 in the US Navy Atlantic Fleet and 11 in the Pacific Fleet, two of which are based in Japan in the US Naval Forces Base at Yokosuka.
As part of the US Navy Cruiser Conversion program, the Mark 41 launchers are being upgraded with new Lockheed Martin AN/ALQ-70 computers and the ability to launch Evolved Seasparrow (ESSM) missiles and Tactical Tomahawk (Block IV) missiles.
ESSM (to enter service with the USN by the end of 2004) has been developed by Raytheon with an international co-operative of ten NATO countries and is designed to counter high-speed anti-ship missiles.
www.naval-technology.com /projects/ticonderoga/index.html   (1207 words)

 US Naval Administrative Histories of World War II in the Navy Department Library
In one measure, he broadened the scope of the project beyond the Navy Department proper by requesting that major fleet and shore-based commands submit narratives of their wartime experiences.
As a result, the United States Fleet, Pacific and Atlantic Fleets, sea frontiers, naval districts, and several independent commands were added to the program.
Original US Naval Administrative Histories of World War II are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library.
www.history.navy.mil /library/guides/adminhist.htm   (2066 words)

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