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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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  • Jacques l'Hermite (c. 1582 – June 2, 1624), sometimes also known as Jacques le Clerq, was a Dutch merchant, explorer and admiral known for his journey around the globe with the Nassau Fleet (1623–1626) and for his blockade and raid on Callao in 1624 during that same voyage in which he also died. He served the Dutch East India Company as chief merchant in Bantam and Ambon Island in the Dutch East Indies. The Chilean Hermite Islands near Cape Horn which his fleet charted in February 1624 are named after him....  more
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    John S. McCain, Sr.

    John Sidney "Slew" McCain (August 9, 1884 – September 6, 1945) was a U.S. Navy admiral and the patriarch of the McCain military family. He held several command assignments during the Pacific campaign of World War II. McCain was a pioneer of aircraft carrier operations. Serving in the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II, in 1942 he commanded all land-based air operations in support of the Guadalcanal campaign, and in 1944–45 he aggressively led the Fast Carrier Task Force. His operations off the Philippines and Okinawa and air strikes against Formosa and the Japanese home islands caused tremendous destruction of Japanese naval and air forces in the closing period of the war. He died four...  more
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    Baron Kantarō Suzuki (鈴木 貫太郎, 18 January 1868 – 17 April 1948) was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy, member and final leader of the Imperial Rule Assistance Association and Prime Minister of Japan from 7 April to 17 August 1945....  more
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    Admiral Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham, GCB (baptised 29 July 1763 – 2 April 1845) was a Royal Navy officer whose service in the American War of Independence, French Revolutionary War and Napoleonic Wars was lengthy, distinguished and at times controversial....  more