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

Pacific Fleet - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz - Pearl Harbor1

Fifth Fleet - Vice Admiral Raymond A. Spruance - Indianapolis1

Assault Force - Rear Admiral R. K. Turner - Pennsylvania1

Service Groups - Vice Admiral W. L. Calhoun - Pearl Harbor1

  • Service Squadron 8
    • Oilers: Schuylkill1, Suamico1, Neches1, Neshanic1, Platte1, Neosho1, Cemarron1, Tappahannock1, Pecos1, Sabine1, Guadalupe1, Lackawanna1
    • Cortdiv 26
      • Destroyer Escorts: Wintle1, Cabana1, Dempsey1, Duffy1
    • Cortdiv 28
      • Greiner1, Stradtfeld1
    • Hospital Ships: Relief1, Solace1
    • Mobile Service Squadron 4
      • Desroyer Tender: Cascade1
      • Oiler: Sepulga1
      • Repair Ships: Vestal1, Phaon1
      • Survey Ship: Sumner1
      • Salvage Vessel: Clamp1
      • Fleet Tugs: Ontario1, Kingfisher1, Arapaho1, Tawasa1
      • Rescue Tug: ATR-441
      • Motor Tug: YMT-2051
      • Minsweepers: YMS-2871, YMS-2901
      • Net Tender: Elder1
      • Subchasers: SC-13171, SC-9941, SC-9901, SC-13161, SC-12701
      • Coastal Transports: APC-1081, APC-1091

Garrison Groups

  • TG 54.6 Makin LST Group II
    • LST 4761, LST 4771, LST 4791, LST 4801, LST 4811, LST 4821
    • Destroyer: Caldwell1
  • TG 54.8 Makin Garrison Group - 7th Garrison Force U.S. Army1
    • SS Young America1, SS Island Mail1, SS Cape Constantine1, SS Cape San Martin1
    • Destroyer Escorts: Whitman1, Wileman1
  • TG 54.7 Tarawa LST Group
    • LST 4781, LST 201, LST 231, LST 691, LST 841, LST 1691, LST 2051, LST 2181, LST 4841
    • Destroyer: Coghlan1
  • TG 54.9 Tarawa Garrison Group
    • SS Cape Fear1, SS Dashing Wave1
    • Transport: President Polk1
    • Cargo Ship: Jupiter1
    • Destroyer Escorts: Lehard1, William C. Miller1
  • TG 54.10 Abemama Garrison Group
    • SS Robin Wentley1, SS Cape Stevens1, SS Cape Isabel1
    • Transport: President Monroe1
    • Destroyer Escorts: Charles R. Greer1, Harold C. Thomas1
  • TG 54.11 Abemama Garrison Group
    • SS Jake Addams1
    • Destroyer Escort: Burden R. Hastings1
    • LST 191, LST 2401, LST 2411, LST 2441

Patrol Submarines - Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood1

  • Truk Patrol: Thresher1, Corvina1, Apogon1
  • Norh and South of Oroluk: Sculpin1, Searaven1
  • Kwajalein Patrol: Seal1
  • Jaluit Parol: Spearfish1
  • Wotje-Mili Patrol: Plunger1
  • Nauru Patrol: Paddle1
  • Tarawa Patrol: Nautilus1

Sources:

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