Fitch, Aubrey Wray, ADM

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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1947-1947, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)
Service Years
1906 - 1947
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1883
 
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Date of Passing
May 22, 1978
 
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  1930-1931, USS Wright (AV-1)

Commander

From Month/Year
- / 1930

To Month/Year
- / 1931

Unit
USS Wright (AV-1) Unit Page

Rank
Commander

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USS Wright (AV-1)
Originally the unnamed "hull no. 680", the ship was laid down at Hog Island, Pennsylvania by the American International Shipbuilding Corporation under a United States Shipping Board contract. Named Wright on 20 April 1920, the ship was launched on 28 April. A little over two months later, the Navy signed a contract with the Tietjen and Lang Dry Dock Company of Hoboken, New Jersey to convert the ship to a unique type of auxiliary vessel, a "lighter-than-air aircraft tender." On 17 July 1920, the ship received that classification and was designated AZ-1. Wright was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 16 December 1921. Her first commanding officer was Captain (later Admiral) Alfred W. Johnson, who also discharged the collateral duties of Commander, Air Squadrons, Atlantic Fleet. Johnson was the first of a long line of commanding officers for the ship, some of whom later distinguished themselves; men such as John Rodgers, Ernest J. King, Aubrey W. Fitch, Patrick N. L. Bellinger, and Marc A. Mitscher.

Type
Surface Vessels

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Parent Unit
Wright-class

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2008
   
   
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USS Wright (AV-1)

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STEELE, George, CAPT, (1896-1932) Captain
Rentz, George Snavely, CDR, (1917-1942) OFF 410X Commander
Sprague, Clifton A.F., VADM, (1917-1951) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Ault, William Bowen, CDR, (1917-1942) OFF 131X Lieutenant Junior Grade

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