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List of famous naval officers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top naval officers in the world? This includes the most prominent naval officers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable naval officers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic naval officers 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 naval officers.

This is a list that includes people like Neil Armstrong and Richard E. Byrd.

From reputable, prominent, and well known naval officers to the lesser known naval officers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the naval officer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous naval officers ever?" and "What are the names of famous naval officers?" then you're in the right place. (89 items)
Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Naval Officers
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Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he ...more

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinbur... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Naval Officers
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the longest-serving, oldest-ever spouse of a reigning British monarch, and the longest-lived male member of the British royal family. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg, Prince Philip was born ...more

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John N. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Naval Officers
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John Newton Mitchell was the Attorney General of the United States from 1969 to 1972 under President Richard Nixon. Prior to that, he was a noted New York municipal bond lawyer, director of Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign, and one of Nixon's closest personal friends; after his tenure as Attorney ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Naval Officers
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Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr., KBE, DSC was an American actor and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. ...more

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