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United States' Operation Galvanic, Tarawa, November 10 - December 10, 1943

Pacific Fleet - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz - Pearl Harbor

Fifth Fleet - Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spruance - Indianapolis

Assault Force - Rear Admiral R. K. Turner - Pennsylvania

Service Groups - Vice Admiral W. L. Calhoun - Pearl Harbor

  • Service Squadron 8
    • Oilers: Schuylkill, Suamico, Neches, Neshanic, Platte, Neosho, Cemarron, Tappahannock, Pecos, Sabine, Guadalupe, Lackawanna
    • Cortdiv 26
      • Destroyer Escorts: Wintle, Cabana, Dempsey, Duffy
    • Cortdiv 28
      • Greiner, Stradtfeld
    • Hospital Ships: Relief, Solace
    • Mobile Service Squadron 4
      • Desroyer Tender: Cascade
      • Oiler: Sepulga
      • Repair Ships: Vestal, Phaon
      • Survey Ship: Sumner
      • Salvage Vessel: Clamp
      • Fleet Tugs: Ontario, Kingfisher, Arapaho, Tawasa
      • Rescue Tug: ATR-44
      • Motor Tug: YMT-205
      • Minsweepers: YMS-287, YMS-290
      • Net Tender: Elder
      • Subchasers: SC-1317, SC-994, SC-990, SC-1316, SC-1270
      • Coastal Transports: APC-108, APC-109

Garrison Groups

  • TG 54.6 Makin LST Group II
    • LST 476, LST 477, LST 479, LST 480, LST 481, LST 482
    • Destroyer: Caldwell
  • TG 54.8 Makin Garrison Group - 7th Garrison Force U.S. Army
    • SS Young America, SS Island Mail, SS Cape Constantine, SS Cape San Martin
    • Destroyer Escorts: Whitman, Wileman
  • TG 54.7 Tarawa LST Group
    • LST 478, LST 20, LST 23, LST 69, LST 84, LST 169, LST 205, LST 218, LST 484
    • Destroyer: Coghlan
  • TG 54.9 Tarawa Garrison Group
    • SS Cape Fear, SS Dashing Wave
    • Transport: President Polk
    • Cargo Ship: Jupiter
    • Destroyer Escorts: Lehard, William C. Miller
  • TG 54.10 Abemama Garrison Group
    • SS Robin Wentley, SS Cape Stevens, SS Cape Isabel
    • Transport: President Monroe
    • Destroyer Escorts: Charles R. Greer, Harold C. Thomas
  • TG 54.11 Abemama Garrison Group
    • SS Jake Addams
    • Destroyer Escort: Burden R. Hastings
    • LST 19, LST 240, LST 241, LST 244

Patrol Submarines - Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood

  • Truk Patrol: Thresher, Corvina, Apogon
  • Norh and South of Oroluk: Sculpin, Searaven
  • Kwajalein Patrol: Seal
  • Jaluit Parol: Spearfish
  • Wotje-Mili Patrol: Plunger
  • Nauru Patrol: Paddle
  • Tarawa Patrol: Nautilus

Sources:

  1. Aleutians, Gilbers and Marshalls June 1942 - April 1944, Samuel Eliot Morison, 1951
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site