In the 11 years since the Point Cruz (CVE 119) was first commissioned,
the overall command of the ship has changed many times. Four times also, the Point
Cruz has been the flagship of some operation, and we have men of Flag rank aboard. These are the men who probably know
more about the trials and tribulations of this ship than anyone else. Who were they and when did they serve?
ADMIRALS and COMMAND
took Command) (Name) (Date took Command)
CAPT. Douglas T. Day
16 OCT. 1945
RADM. C. E. Ekstrom 18 DEC. 1953
CAPT. Donald S. McMahan 27 NOV 1946
RADM. J. S. Russell 27 APR. 1954
CDR. William A. Smyth 22 APR. 1947
CAPT. Horace Butterfield 26 JUL. 1951
RADM. W. F. Rodee 1 AUG. 1954
CAPT. J. W. Davidson DEC.
CAPT. C. C. Marcy
RADM. W. M. Nation 14 SEP. 1955
CAPT. J. T. Hayward JUL.
CAPT. F. J. Brush
17 MAY 1954
CAPT. A. R. Matter