Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz relinquished command of the
Fleet aboard the USS Menhaden (SS-377), the submarine on the right, on
November 24th, 1945, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The submarine on the left
side of the pier is the USS Dentuda (SS-335).
(U.S. Navy Official Photograph. Photo Courtesy of John Mansfield,
Jr., RM2(SS), Menhaden, 1963-65)
Fleet Admiral Nimitz's five-star flag flying from a flagstaff
on the USS Menhaden.
(Image Courtesy of Ira King, LCDR, Menhaden, 1945-46)
Admiral Raymond Spruance speaking at the ceremony in which he
relieved Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (standing behind him) as CINCPAC-CINPOA
on November 24th, 1945, on board the USS Menhaden (SS-377) at Pearl Harbor,
(Image Courtesy of Les Guille, CDR, Menhaden's Last Commanding