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Courtesy of Mike Smolinski

USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN   (CV-39)
(later CVA-39 and CVS-39)

Commanding Officers
Captain Logan Carlisle Ramsey USNA 1919 (1) 3 June 1945 – 5 June 1946 RADM
Commander Thomas Walton Hopkins USNA 1932 5 June 1946 – 10 January 1947 CAPT
Lieutenant Commander Paul Ernest ("Pek") Koeber (2) 10 January 1947 – 17 February 1947  
Decommissioned
Captain George Theodore Mundorff, Jr. USNA 1926 19 September 1952 – 23 July 1953 RADM
Captain Leonard Bradshaw Southerland USNA 1927 23 July 1953 – 19 June 1954 RADM
Captain Edward Allen Hannegan USNA 1928 19 June 1954 – 14 June 1955 RADM
Captain James Henry Flatley, Jr. USNA 1929 14 June 1955 – 13 June 1956 VADM
Captain Joseph Burwell Hawkins Young USNA 1930 13 June 1956 – 19 July 1957  
Captain George Robert Luker USNA 1932 19 July 1957 – 21 August 1958 RADM
Captain Robert Whitney Leeman USNA 1934 21 August 1958 –    October 1959  
Captain Joe Robert Penland USNA 1935    October 1959 –    August 1960  
Captain Ralph Weymouth USNA 1938    August 1960 – 21 July 1961 VADM
Captain Cecil Austen Bollam USNA 1938 21 July 1961 – 14 September 1962  
Captain Andrew Lynn Burgess USNA 1938 14 September 1962 –    June 1963  
Captain Clarence Arthur Blouin USNR 1940    June 1963 –    July 1964  
Captain James Charles Longino, Jr. USNA 1940    July 1964 –    August 1965 RADM
Captain Elbert Hartwell English, Jr. USNR 1941    August 1965 – 30 June 1966  
(1) Graduated on 6 June 1918 with the Class of 1919.   [Back]
(2) Enlisted in 1928. Designated Naval Aviation Pilot (NAP) in 1931. Temporary rank of LCDR since 3 October 1945. Retired in 1956 as a LCDR.   [Back]

Sources: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler


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