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(bluejacket.com)

USS MIDWAY   (CVB-41)
(later CVA-41 and CV-41)

Commanding Officers
CAPT Joseph Francis Bolger USNA 1921-A (1)10 September 1945 - 12 January 1946 VADM
CAPT Herbert Spencer Duckworth USNA 1922 12 January 1946 - 18 July 1946 VADM
CAPT John Perry Whitney USNA 1922 18 July 1946 - 11 August 1947 VADM
CAPT Albert Kellogg Morehouse USNA 1922 11 August 1947 - 22 April 1948 RADM
CDR Forsyth Massey USNA 1931 22 April 1948 - 28 May 1948 RADM
CDR Raymond Neil Sharp USNA 1930 28 May 1948 - 7 September 1948 RADM
CAPT Marcel Emil Adan Gouin USNA 1924 7 September 1948 - 8 August 1949 VADM
CAPT Wallace Morris Beakley USNA 1924 8 August 1949 - 1 July 1950 VADM
CAPT Frederick Norman Kivette USNA 1925 1 July 1950 - 8 March 1951 VADM
CAPT Kenneth Craig USNA 1926 8 March 1951 - 2 April 1952 RADM
CAPT Frank O'Beirne USNA 1926 2 April 1952 - 4 April 1953 VADM
CAPT Clifford Steele Cooper USNA 1927 4 April 1953 - 19 January 1954 RADM
CAPT William Henry Ashford, Jr. USNA 1927 19 January 1954 - 1 October 1954 RADM
CAPT Reynold Delos Hogle USNA 1929 1 October 1954 - 7 September 1955 VADM
CDR Richard Spalding Rogers USNA 1937 7 September 1955 - 14 October 1955 CAPT
Decommissioned
CAPT Francis Edward Nuessle USNA 1932 30 September 1957 - 2 June 1958 RADM
CAPT John Thomas Blackburn USNA 1933 2 June 1958 - 29 May 1959  
CAPT James Haile Mini USNA 1935 29 May 1959 - 15 June 1960 RADM
CAPT Ralph Wynne Cousins USNA 1937 15 June 1960 - 22 April 1961 ADM
CAPT Robert George Dosé USNR 1938 22 April 1961 - 21 April 1962  
CAPT Roy Maurice Isaman NAVCAD 1940 21 April 1962 - 25 January 1963 RADM
CAPT Leroy Eugene Harris USNA 1939 25 January 1963 - 25 January 1964  
CAPT Whitney Wright NAVCAD 1938 25 January 1964 - 19 December 1964  
CAPT James Michael O'Brien USNA 1943 (2) 19 December 1964 - 15 February 1966  
Decommissioned
CAPT Eugene James Carroll, Jr. USNR 1945 31 January 1970 - 10 July 1971 RADM
CAPT William Lawrence Harris, Jr. USNA 1947 (3) 10 July 1971 - 31 July 1972 RADM
CAPT Sylvester Robert Foley, Jr. USNA 1950 31 July 1972 - 7 September 1973 ADM
CAPT Richard Joseph Schulte USNR 1951 7 September 1973 - 26 March 1975  
CAPT Lawrence Cleveland Chambers USNA 1952 26 March 1975 - 20 October 1976 RADM
CAPT Donald Linn Felt USNA 1953 20 October 1976 - 27 February 1978 RADM
CAPT Thomas Francis Brown III USNR 1955 27 February 1978 - 7 September 1979 RADM
CAPT Eddie Inman ("Hoagy") Carmichael USNR 1956 7 September 1979 - 17 February 1981 RADM
CAPT Robert Spencer ("Rupe") Owens USNR 1957 17 February 1981 - 21 August 1982 RADM
CAPT Charles Reynolds McGrail, Jr. USNA 1957 21 August 1982 - 31 January 1984 RADM
CAPT Harry Patrick Kober, Jr. USNR 1958 31 January 1984 - 22 June 1985  
CAPT Riley Dewitt Mixson USNR 1959 22 June 1985 - 10 April 1987 RADM
CAPT Richard Alexander Wilson USNA 1963 10 April 1987 - 25 February 1989 RADM
CAPT Bernard John Smith USNA 1965 25 February 1989 - 12 June 1990 RADM
CAPT Arthur Karl Cebrowski NROTC 1964 12 June 1990 - 12 June 1991 VADM
CAPT Larry Lee Ernst NROTC 1966 12 June 1991 - 11 April 1992 (4)  
(1) Graduated on 3 June 1920 with the first half of the Class of 1921.   [Back]
(2) Graduated on 19 June 1942 with the Class of 1943.   [Back]
(3) Graduated on 5 June 1946 with the Class of 1947.   [Back]
(4) CDR John Forrest Schork (XO), Officer in Charge (OiC) until closure of the ship's log, 8 August 1992   [Back]

Sources: Troy Prince (MidwaySailor.com) & Chester Morris;
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler; Bill Gonyo.
Photo of CAPT Duckworth courtesy of John Duckworth


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