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 During the World War I period, he continued staff duty as Aide and Squadron Engineer Officer in the flagship ARKANSAS, and later the USS WYOMING and USS PENNSYLVANIA,​ while Admiral Mayo served as Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. He was awarded the Navy Cross "For distinguished service in the line of his profession as Assistant Chief of Staff for the Commander in Chief, U, S, Atlantic Fleet. During the World War I period, he continued staff duty as Aide and Squadron Engineer Officer in the flagship ARKANSAS, and later the USS WYOMING and USS PENNSYLVANIA,​ while Admiral Mayo served as Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. He was awarded the Navy Cross "For distinguished service in the line of his profession as Assistant Chief of Staff for the Commander in Chief, U, S, Atlantic Fleet.
  
-In the rank of Captain, Fleet Admiral King served as Head of the Postgraduate Department, U. S. Naval Academy, from May 1919 until July 1921, and the succeeding year commanded the USS BRIDGE. In July 1922 he reported for duty on the staff of Commander, Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic Fleet, and on November 20, 1922 assumed command of Submarine Division Eleven, with additional duty from April 1923 as Commander, Submarine Division Three. From September 1923 until July 1926 he had command of the Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut,​ and Submarines based at New London, and.' ​also served as Naval Inspector of Ordnance in Charge, Navy Mine Depot, New London. During that tour of duty he was in charge of the Salvage of the USS S-51 which was sunk off Block Island, September 25, 1925, He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal "For exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as officer in charge of the salvaging of the USS S-51."+In the rank of Captain, Fleet Admiral King served as Head of the Postgraduate Department, U. S. Naval Academy, from May 1919 until July 1921, and the succeeding year commanded the USS BRIDGE. In July 1922 he reported for duty on the staff of Commander, Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic Fleet, and on November 20, 1922 assumed command of Submarine Division Eleven, with additional duty from April 1923 as Commander, Submarine Division Three. From September 1923 until July 1926 he had command of the Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut,​ and Submarines based at New London, and also served as Naval Inspector of Ordnance in Charge, Navy Mine Depot, New London. During that tour of duty he was in charge of the Salvage of the USS S-51 which was sunk off Block Island, September 25, 1925, He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal "For exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as officer in charge of the salvaging of the USS S-51."
  
 On July 28, 1926 he assumed command of the aircraft tender WRIGHT, with additional duty as, Senior Aide on the staff of Commander, Aircraft Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Detached in January 1927, he reported to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, for flight training, and was designated Naval Aviator #3368 on May 26, 1927, He rejoined the WRIGHT in June 1927 to serve as Commanding Officer until June 1928. When the USS S-4 was sunk off Provincetown,​ Massachusetts,​ in December 1927, he was assigned temporary duty in command of the Salvage Force that raised that submarine. On July 28, 1926 he assumed command of the aircraft tender WRIGHT, with additional duty as, Senior Aide on the staff of Commander, Aircraft Squadrons, Scouting Fleet. Detached in January 1927, he reported to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, for flight training, and was designated Naval Aviator #3368 on May 26, 1927, He rejoined the WRIGHT in June 1927 to serve as Commanding Officer until June 1928. When the USS S-4 was sunk off Provincetown,​ Massachusetts,​ in December 1927, he was assigned temporary duty in command of the Salvage Force that raised that submarine.
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 ===== REFERENCES ===== ===== REFERENCES =====
  
-FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST J. KING,UNITED STATES NAVY, DECEASED ​+FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST J. KING, UNITED STATES NAVY, DECEASED ​
  
 Navy Office of Information Navy Office of Information