SEVENTH FLEET, US NAVY
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII
The US Navy's Seventh Fleet was attached to South West Pacific area during WWII under the overall command of General Douglas MacArthur.
The prime function of the Service Force was to service forces afloat and furnish them will all the vital supplies and materials to maintain maximum fighting Strength.
On 1 April 1943 Task Force Seventy Eight (Task Force 78) comprised:-
SERVICE FORCE, SEVENTH FLEET
(AD3) USS Dobbin - Flagship
(ARD7) Floating Drydock
(ARD11) Floating Drydock
(YDG2) Degaussing Unit
(AF12) USS Mizar USS Europa (AG12) USS Gold Star YOG 50 - fuel barge (AO46) USS Victoria Mobile Hospital No. 9 (AO13) USS Trinity
YP 233 YP 286 YP 236 YP 288 YP 280 YP 291
In May 1944, Commander of the Service Force, of the Seventh Fleet, US Navy was Commodore R.G. Coman. His Deputy Commander was Captain T. DeW Carr. The Headquarters ComSerFor, 7th Fleet, US Navy was located at Camp Victoria Park.
On 15 September 1944, the Motor Pool allocated to the Commander Service Force, Seventh Fleet comprised:-
1 Command Car
6 Weapons Carriers
The Motor Pool comprised 2 Officers and 91 Enlisted men.
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This page first produced 30 September 2003
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