US NAVY SQUADRONS

Home Squadron

 The Home Squadron operated in the Gulf of Mexico and was led by Commodore David Conner. Conner was appointed to command the squadron on 30 December 1843. He was relieved by Commodore Matthew C. Perry on 3 March 1847. The Revenue Marine cutters listed in the U.S. Revenue Marine Service section of this list article were also assigned to the Home Squadron.
  • USS Albany,Captain Samuel Livingston Breese; Commander John Kelly
  • USS Bonita, Lieutenant Timothy G. Benham
  • USS Boston, Commander George F. Pearson
  • USS Cumberland, Captain Bladen Dulany; Captain William Jameson
  • USS Decatur, Commander Richard S. Pinckney
  • USS Electra (ex-Rolla), Lieutenant Timothy A. Hunt
  • USS Etna (ex-Walcott), Commander Gershom J. Van Brunt
  • USS Falcon, Lieutenant John J. Glasson
  • USS Falmouth, Commander Joseph R. Jarvis
  • USS Flirt, Lieutenant Arthur Sinclair
  • USS Fredonia, Lieutenant Frederick A. Neville
  • USS Germantown, Commander Franklin Buchanan
  • USS Hecla (ex-I.L. Richardson), Lieutenant Archibald B. Fairfax
  • Steamship Hunter, Commander Henry B. Wilson
  • USS John Adams, Commander William J. McCluney
  • USS Lawrence, Commander Samuel Mercer
  • USS Mahonese
  • USS Mississippi, Captain Andrew Fitzhugh[
  • USS Morris, (ex-Laura Virginia), Lieutenant William T. Smith
  • USS Nonata, Lieutenant Samuel F. Hazard
  • USS Ohio, Captain Silas H. Stringham
  • USS Onkahye, Lieutenant Arthur Sinclair, 1845
  • USS Perry, Lieutenant George S. Blake
  • USS Petrel, Lieutenant T. Darrah Shaw
  • USS Petrita, (ex-Champion), Lieutenant Samuel Lockwood
  • USS Porpoise, Lieutenant William E. Hunt[
  • USS Potomac, Captain John Gwinn
  • USS Princeton, Commodore Robert F. Stockton
  • USS Raritan, Captain Francis H. Gregory
  • USS Reefer, Lieutenant Isaac Sterrett
  • USS Relief, Lieutenant Oscar Bullus
  • USS St. Mary’s, Commander John L. Saunders
  • USS Santa Anna
  • USS Saratoga, Commander Irvine Shubrick, 1845; Commander David G. Farragut
  • USS Scorpion, Commander Abraham Bigelow
  • USS Scourge, Lieutenant Charles G. Hunter
  • USS Somers, Commander Duncan N. Ingraham
  • USS Spitfire, Commander Josiah Tattnall
  • USS Stromboli (ex-Howard)
  • USS Supply, Lieutenant John De Camp
  • USS Tampico, (ex-Pueblano), Lieutenant William P. Griffin
  • USS Truxtun, Commander Edward W. Carpendet
  • USS Union
  • USS Vesuvius, (ex-St. Marys), Commander George H. Magruder
  • USS Vixen, Commander Joshua Sands
  • USS Washington, Lieutenant Samuel P. Lee
  • USS Water Witch, Lieutenant George M. Totten

Pacific Squadron

The Pacific Squadron operated off the Pacific coast of California and Mexico and was led by Commodore John D. Sloat until July 29, 1846; Commodore Robert F. Stockton, 29 July 1846 – 22 January 1847; Commodore W. Branford Shubrick, 22 January 1847 – 1 March 1847. Commodore James Biddle, 1 March 1847 – 19 July 1847. Commodore W. Branford Shubrick, 19 July 1847 – 6 May 1848. Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones from 6 May 1848.

    • USS Columbus, Captain Thomas W. Wyman
    • USS Congress, Commander Samuel F. Du Pont
    • USS Cyane Captain William Mervine, Commander Samuel F. Du Pont
    • USS Dale, Commander William H. McKean
    • USS Erie, Lieutenant James M. Watson[
    • USS Independence, Captain Elie A. F. La Vallette
    • USS Julia, Lieutenant George L. Selden
    • USS Levant, Commander Hugh N. Page
    • USS Lexington, Lieutenant Theodore Bailey
    • USS Libertad, Lieutenant Tunis Augustus Macdonough Craven
    • USS Malek Adhel, Lieutenant William B. Renshaw[
    • USS Ohio, Captain Silas H. Stringham
    • USS Portsmouth, Commander John B. Montgomery
    • USS Preble, Commander William F. Shields
    • USS Savannah, Captain James Armstrong
    • USS Shark, Lieutenant Neil M. Howison
    • USS Southampton, Lieutenant Robert B. Thorburn
    • USS Warren, Commander Joseph B. Hull
    • USS Whiton, Lieutenant Frederick Chatard
    • Battalion of Sailors, from the fleet on the Pacific coast, organized by Commodore Robert F. Stockton, for the recapture of Los Angeles, California, January 1847. Major Stephen C. Rowan (Lieutenant U.S. Navy)
      • Artillery Company. Captain Richard L. Tilghman (Lieutenant)
      • A Company. Captain John Guest (Acting master)
      • B Company. Captain William B. Renshaw (Lieutenant)
      • C Company. Captain Benjamin F. B. Hunter (Acting Lieutenant)
      • D Company. Captain Edward Higgins (Acting Lieutenant)
      • E Company. Captain J. Fenwick Stenson (Acting Lieutenant)
      • F Company. Captain James M. Duncan (Passed Midshipman)
      • G Company. Captain John Peed (Sailmaker)
      • Sappers and Miners. Captain John Southwick (Carpenter)