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Gallery: Captains & Commanders Description: Capt Victor Ashfield Kimberly had a short stint as C.O. of the Arizona (BB-39), 27 June 1928 to 04 September 1928. Apparently he pulled some strings in Washington D.C. to get command of the newer battleship Maryland (BB-46) with her 16 inch guns; he was captain from 6 September 1928 to 16 May 1930. This stunt did not go over with his shipmates on the Arizona and he was not a popular topic in the officers wardroom. This might explain why he never was promoted to Admiral. Information and photo from Bill Gonyo.
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