Pacific Fleet Change of Command, 31 December 1941. Return to Naval Historical Center home page.
Return to Online Library listing Online Library of Selected Images: -- EVENTS -- World War II in the Pacific -- The post-Pearl Harbor raid shakeup of the Pacific Fleet's leadership, begun on 17 December 1941 when Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox relieved Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and temporarily replaced him with Vice Admiral William S. Adm. Kimmel Testifies On Pearl Harbor, 1946/01/14. Magazine Cover: Admiral Kimmel - Dec. 15, 1941 - Pearl Harbor - Admirals - Navy - Military - World War II.
Kimmel, Husband E., Rear Admiral, USN. Return to Naval Historical Center home page.
Return to Online Library listing Online Library of Selected Images: -- PEOPLE -- UNITED STATES -- Husband E. Kimmel was born in Henderson, Kentucky, on 26 February 1882 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1904. Admiral Husband E. Kimmel. Transcripts of Documents: Take a Mud Water Sailor to Sea--And He Becomes Head of U.
S. Battle Fleet. January 18, 1941 newspaper account from Kimmel's hometown of Henderson, Kentucky about his appointment to Rear Admiral over the Pacific Fleet. Web Links: