Fitch, Aubrey Wray, ADM

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131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
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Line Officer
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1947-1947, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)
Service Years
1906 - 1947

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Fitch, Aubrey Wray (Jake), ADM USN(Ret).

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May 22, 1978
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  1930-1931, USS Wright (AV-1)


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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.

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

Bellinger, Patrick, VADM, (1907-1947) Captain
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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