LT Fred Halstead Poteet May 12 1916 - Jan 5 1917
LCDR Robert Alden Dawes Dec 1917 - May 1918
LCDR Emory Fitch Clement ?
LCDR James Lemuel Holloway Jr. ? (Later ADM)
May 4, 1917 - The first U.S. warships reached the European theater at Queenstown, Ireland. Commander Joseph K. Taussig's Destroyer Squadron 8 included USS Wadsworth (DD 60), USS Conyngham (DD 58), USS Davis (DD 65), USS McDougal (DD 54), USS Porter (DD 59), and USS Wainwright (DD 62). Vice Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly, the British commander asked Taussig when his squadron would be ready for service, he replied, " We are ready now, sir."