Most denounced the story as utter nonsense including Captain Howison, commandant of the Mare Island navy yard
During World War I, he worked as a ship builder at Mare Island Navy Yard
In 1932, he was transferred to the Mare Island Navy Yard
, and in 1935 was assigned as comptroller and cashier of the Bank of Guam.
The ship went into the Mare Island Navy Yard
in Vallejo on San Francisco Bay on 4 January, where workers erected a wood platform over the cruiser's stern.
At age 60, after being ordered to a backwater post as Commandant of the Mare Island Navy Yard
, Reeves probably felt that he had made some enemies along the way and awaited the mandatory retirement age of 64.
Working with the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair, he participated in the selection of "a suitable location for a Dock Yard for the [Navy's] Pacific station,"  which became the Mare Island Navy Yard
. In August 1852, with Commodore Matthew Perry (1794-1858) and others, Ringgold served as a member of the Board of Examination for the midshipmen of the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
entered World War I (June 1917); served in the North Atlantic on convoy-escort ships (1917-1918); engineer officer aboard the armored cruiser Seattle (August 1918-March 1919); served aboard the ex-German transport Patricia (March-July 1919); promoted to lieutenant commander (July), he served in a series of shore billets in the northeast, followed by service as aide and flag secretary on the staff of the commander, Special Service Squadron (1921); aide to commandant of the Mare Island Navy Yard
, California (1922); his first command was the flush-deck destroyer Decatur (May 1924-May 1927); as commander, he attended both the Army and Naval War Colleges (June 1928-July 1930); returned to sea as navigator on U.S.S.
Louis (CL 49), when she returned to Mare Island Navy Yard
for repairs to damage suffered in the Battle of Kula Gulf.