1 image. Change of command (Naval shipyards), 27 June 1958. Rear Admiral Ralph K. James (relieved of his command); Captain C.J. Parker (relieved him of his command of Naval Shipyard in Long Beach).; Supplementary material reads: "Gershon. city desk. Change of Command: Rear Admiral Ralph K. James, receives his two-starred flag from Captain C.J. Palmer, who relieved him has [sic] commandant of the Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, in ceremonies including not only Naval brass, officers and men, but several thousand shipyard workers whose noon lunch hour was extended fifteen minutes for the occasion. James had commanded the yard three years. Palmer is from the New York Navy Shipyard. Presenting the Admiral his flag is similar to the commanding officer of a ship being presented his absentee pennant on being relieved. Shots of one officer at mike addressing crowd is Rear Admiral Ralph K. James. Two officers saluting as Rear Admiral James reveives 13 gun salutes are James, left and Captain C.J. Palmer, new Commandant, Naval Shipyard, Long Beach.".