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List of Famous Admirals

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List of famous admirals, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top admirals in the world? This includes the most prominent admirals, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable admirals is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic admirals were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned admirals.

List includes John S. McCain, Sr., John S. McCain, Jr. and more. Featuring Navy admirals, British admirals, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known admirals to the lesser known admirals of today, these are some of the best professionals in the admiral field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous admirals ever?" and "What are the names of famous admirals?" then you're in the right place. 
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  • Pedro Menéndez de Avilés is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Admirals
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    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo mẽˈnẽndeθ ðe aβiˈles]; 15 February 1519 – 17 September 1574) was a Spanish admiral and explorer from the region of Asturias, Spain, who is remembered for planning the first regular trans-oceanic convoys and for founding St. Augustine, Florida, in 1565. This was the first successful Spanish settlement in La Florida and the most significant city in the region for nearly three centuries. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously-inhabited, European-established settlement in the continental United States. Menéndez de Avilés was also the first governor of Florida (1565–74).... more on Wikipedia
  • John S. McCain, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Admirals
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    John Sidney "Jack" McCain Jr. (January 17, 1911 – March 22, 1981) was a United States Navy admiral who served in conflicts from the 1940s through the 1970s, including as the Commander, United States Pacific Command. The son of a naval officer, McCain grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1931, after which he entered the submarine service. During World War II he commanded submarines in several theaters of operation, was responsible for sinking several Japanese ships, and was decorated with both the Silver Star and Bronze Star. After the war, he held a variety of commands, specializing in amphibious warfare. He led the 1965 U.S. invasion of the Dominican... more on Wikipedia
  • Thomas C. Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Admirals
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    Thomas Charles Hart (June 12, 1877 – July 4, 1971) was an admiral in the United States Navy, whose service extended from the Spanish–American War through World War II. Following his retirement from the navy, he served briefly as a United States Senator from Connecticut.... more on Wikipedia
  • William Hargood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Admirals
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    Admiral Sir William Hargood (6 May 1762 – 12 December 1839) was a British naval officer who served with distinction through the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars, during which he gained an unfortunate reputation for bad luck, which seemed to reverse following his courageous actions at the battle of Trafalgar in command of HMS Belleisle. Born in 1762 into a Royal Navy Dockyard family, the son of a Clerk of the Survey, Hargood was able to secure a position as a midshipman on HMS Triumph, on which he served from 1775 until the following year, in which time he made a convoy to Newfoundland, and then moved to HMS Bristol in which he saw the West... more on Wikipedia
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