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USS John R. Craig DD885

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Motto: "Do You Remember When"

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Many thanks to our Historian Henry Lehtola for compiling the information on the Commanding Officer's and the Executive Officer's list. As you can see the list is not totally complete. If you have some information that would help us to complete the list or add to the accuracy please contact Henry Lehtola. Thank you (Contact Info on Home Page)
        Ship's Captains
Name Year Photo
CDR. Lester Cordova Conwell 8/1945 to 5/1946
CDR. Joseph Ignatius Manning 5/1946 to 1947 CDR. Joe Manning 
CDR. Hilary C. Rowe 1947 to 9/1949  
CDR. Sanford E. "Red Dog" Woodard 9/1949 to 9/1951  
CDR. James M. Robertson 9/1951 to 1/1954 CDR. James M. Robertson 
CDR. Richard Lull Cochrane  1/1954 to 11/1955   
CDR. Jack Stanley Ross  11/1955 to 1957   
CDR. Frederick Wilhelm Ziegler  1957 to 10/1959   
CDR. Billy Goodwin Westerfield  10/1959 to 1961   
CDR. Dewitt Clinton Redgrave III  1961 to 4/1962   
LCDR. Thomas Wynkoop  4/1962 to 2/1963 Fram   
CDR. John H. Doyle Jr.  2/1963 to 3/1964  
CDR. James Kenneth Jobe  3/1964 to 11/1965   
CDR. Terrill Frederick Becker  11/1965 to 9/1967   
CDR. Clifford L. Bekkedahl  9/1967 to 7/1969   
CDR. George I. Thompson  7/1969 to 10/1970   
CDR. Charles H. Davidson  10/1970 to 4/1972   
CDR. John G. Sullivan  4/1972 to 10/1973   
CDR. George Skinner  10/1973 to 1975 (Reserve Fleet)   
CDR. Garry L. Wilson  10/1975 to 10/1977   
CDR. Stanley Roy Svensen  10/1977 to 1/1978   
LCDR. Al E. Schmoker (Acting C.O.)  1/1978 to 2/1978   
CDR. William J. Hill  2/1978 to 7/1979   
Ship's Executive Officer's 
LCDR. Gene R. LaRoeque  8/1945 to 1946  LCDR. Gene Robert Larocque 
LCDR. Miles Rush Finley Jr. 1946 to 1947  LCDR. Miles Rush Finley Jr. 
LCDR. Chester Maurice Lee  1947  LCDR. Chester Maurice Lee 
LCDR. Jackson     
LCDR. Philip G. Saylor  1949 to 1951  LCDR. Philip G. Saylor 
LCDR. George Valentine Eidson 1951 LCDR. George Eidson
LCDR. Aubyn Lester Adkins  1951 to 1953  LCDR. Auben Lester Adkins 
LCDR. Robert Thienes  6/1953 to 8/1954  LCDR. Robert Thienes 
LCDR. Hayes Ashton "Barney" Dorr  8/1954 to 5/1956  LCDR. Hayes Ashton "Barry" Dorr 
LCDR. Robert Edgar Adams  5/1956 to 1957  LCDR. Robert Edgar Adams 
LCDR. W. R. Hartman  1957 to 1959   
LCDR. E. A. Decamp 1959 to 1960  
LCDR. Merwin Edward Rasmussen  1960 to 1961  LCDR. Merwin Edward Rasmussen 
LCDR. Thomas Wynkoop  1963 to 1964 (FRAM LCDR. Thomas Wynkoop 
LCDR. Tandy W. Carter  1964 to 2/1965  LCDR. Tandy W. Carter 
LCDR. Thomas W. Glickman  2/1965 to 1/1966  LCDR. Thomas W. Glickman 
LCDR. Warren D. Richards  1/1966 to 7/1967  LCDR. Warren D. Richards 
LCDR. Richard L. McCampbell  7/1967 to 1/1969  LCDR. Richard L. McCampbell 
LCDR. Clyde M. Walter  1/1969 to 8/1970  LCDR. Clyde M. Walter 
LCDR. Frank P. Zmorzenski  8/1970 to 1/1972  LCDR. Frank P. Zmorzenski 
LCDR. Frank A. Jones Jr.  1/1972 to 7/1973  LCDR. Frank A. Jones Jr. 
LCDR. T. J. Hammond  7/1973 to 1975   
LCDR. R. G. Phipps  1975 to 1/1976   
LCDR. Ronald L. Williams  1/1976 to 1977  LCDR. Ronald L. Williams 
LCDR. Al E. Schmoker  1977 to 1978   
LCDR. L. A. Howitt  1978 to 1979  LCDR. L. A. Howitt