COMMANDING OFFICERS
USS HANCOCK (CV/CVA-19)

April 1944  ~  December 1975

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1. Fred. C. Dickey CAPTAIN- Apr 15, 1944 -
Nov 30, 1944
Deceased
2. Hickey, Robert Ferdinand CAPTAIN -
VADM
Nov 30, 1944 -
Sep 7, 1945
Deceased
3. Daniel Vincent Gallery
Read Roy Jaruk's Tribute to Captain Gallery
Daniel Gallery was the man who captured U-505 - read it on the following link - or Click on this U-505 Link..
CAPTAIN -
RADM
Sep 7, 1945 -
Dec 10, 1945
Deceased
4. Horace A. Butterfield CAPTAIN Dec 10, 1945 -
Sep 12, 1946
Deceased
  HANCOCK IS PLACED ON INACTIVE LIST   Sep 5, 1946 -
Feb 15, 1954
Mothballed
5. Tibbets, Joseph Bonafield CDR -
RADM
Sep 12, 1946 -
May 9, 1947
 
6. Whitmore Spencer Butts CAPTAIN Feb 15, 1954 -
Jan 22,1955
Deceased
7. Eddie R. Sanders CAPTAIN Jan 22, 1955 -
Jan 21, 1956
 
8. Joseph Dean Black CAPTAIN Jan 21, 1956 -
Jan 18, 1957
 
9. Charles Joseph Odendhal, Jr.
Originally spelled Odend'hal
CAPTAIN Jan 18, 1957 -
Feb 4, 1958
Deceased
10. Robert A. MacPherson CAPTAIN -
RADM
Feb 4, 1958 -
Jan 10, 1959
 
11. Edwin A. Parker CDR Jan 10, 1959 -
Feb 7, 1959
 
12. Henry Louis Miller CAPTAIN -
RADM
Feb 1959 -
Jan 1960
Deceased
13. Frederick E. Bakutis CAPTAIN -
RADM
Jan 29, 1960 -
Dec 20, 1960
 
14. John Curtis Kelly CAPTAIN Dec 20, 1960 -
Dec 19, 1961
Deceased
15. Paul K. Blesh CAPTAIN Dec 19, 1961 -
Nov 28, 1962
Deceased
16. Thomas David Harris
Career Data with Photo

XO Cdr A.C. O'Leary
XO Cdr Livingston
CAPTAIN Nov 28, 1962 -
Dec 19, 1963

Deceased
Memorial

17. Arthur James Brassfield

XO Cdr Herbert Spencer Matthews Jr. - Feb '64 - Feb '65
CAPTAIN Dec 19, 1963 -
Dec 15, 1964
Deceased
18. Frank Bradford Stone CAPTAIN -
RADM
Dec 15, 1964 -
Dec 15, 1965
 
19. James. C. Donaldson, Jr. CAPTAIN -
RADM
Dec 15, 1965 -
Nov 10, 1966
 
20. H. P. "Jeep" Streeper
Career Data with Photo
CAPTAIN Dec 10, 1966 -
Nov 17, 1967

Deceased
Memorial with
Photo

21. Howard E. Greer CAPTAIN -
VADM
Nov 17, 1967 -
Feb 12, 1969
 
22. Newton Perry Foss CAPTAIN -
RADM
Feb 2, 1969 -
Jun 1970
Deceased
23. Theodore Lloyd Johnson
Photo Here - Career Data at the Navy Memorial
CAPTAIN Jun 1970 -
Oct 5, 1971
 
24. Albert J. Monger CAPTAIN -
RADM
Oct 5, 1971 -
Jun 16, 1973
 
25. Philip Joseph Ryan CAPTAIN Jun 16, 1973 -
Dec 2, 1974
 
26. Frederick Gale Fellowes CAPTAIN -
RADM
Dec 2, 1974 -
Jan 30, 1976
Decommissioning
 
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