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USS PHILIPPINE SEA   (CV-47)
(later CVA-47, CVS-47 and AVT-11)

Commanding Officers
CAPT Delbert Strother Cornwell USNA 1922 11 May 1946 – 7 July 1947 RADM
CAPT George van Deurs USNA 1921  (1) 7 July 1947 – 29 June 1948 RADM
CAPT John Lockwood Pratt USNA 1922 29 June 1948 – 18 August 1949  
CAPT Raymond Randolph Waller USNA 1924 18 August 1949 – 1 August 1950 RADM
CAPT Willard Kinsman Goodney USNA 1925 1 August 1950 – 25 February 1951 RADM
CAPT Ira Earl Hobbs USNA 1925 25 February 1951 – 4 February 1952 RADM
CAPT Allen Smith, Jr. USNA 1927 4 February 1952 – 9 August 1952 RADM
CAPT Paul Hubert Ramsey USNA 1927 9 August 1952 – 15 August 1953 VADM
CAPT William Stephen Harris USNA 1927 15 August 1953 – 24 August 1954 RADM
CAPT Herman Lamar Ray USNA 1929 24 August 1954 – 13 August 1955  
CAPT Elwin Lewis Farrington USNA 1931 13 August 1955 – 5 September 1956  
CAPT George Shearman James, Jr. USNA 1932 5 September 1956 – 21 September 1957  
CAPT Magruder Hill Tuttle USNA 1932 21 September 1957 – 22 August 1958 RADM
CDR James Goold Hedrick USNA 1940 22 August 1958 – 28 December 1958  
(1)  Graduated in June 1920 with the Class of 1921.  [Back]

Sources: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler


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