Admiral William F. Halsey waves farewell aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota during his retirement ceremony, Los Angeles, 1945
- Admiral William F. Halsey waves farewell aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota during his retirement ceremony, Los Angeles, 1945
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- November 22, 1945
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- Admiral William F. Halsey ended his 45-year naval career aboard the U.S.S. South Dakota in the Los Angeles Harbor. He commanded the Third Fleet during the Pacific War against Japan. The ceremony consisted of the changing of his four-starred flag to the two-starred flag of his successor, Rear-Admiral Howard F. Kingman. The ship's entire company was present during the brief ceremony. After the ceremony, Halsey left the battleship on a crash boat and the U.S.S. South Dakota fired a 17-gun salute.
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