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Admiral - Notable Historical Events

Marcus Vipsanius AgrippaSep 3, -36

Francis DrakeJul 6, 1590

Charles IIJun 12, 1673

Horatio NelsonFeb 14, 1797

David FarragutJul 16, 1862

HitlerApr 12, 1941

NimitzSep 30, 1942

Admiral DonitzMay 24, 1943

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Admiral - Historical Events
Date Event
36

In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius, son of Pompey, thus ending Pompeian resistance to the Second Triumvirate.

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1492-10-13

English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock

1502-05-21

Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena

1524-04-24

Duke of Bourbon drives admiral Bonnivet out of Milan

1534-08-20

Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" occupies Tunis

1572-08-22

Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion

1572-12-13

Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey

1574-01-29

Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet

1574-10-03

The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot

1590-07-06

English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

1592-05-29

Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

1603-12-18

First fleet of the Dutch East India Compnay under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies

1604-12-31

Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam

1605-02-25

Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen

1609-07-28

Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda

1624-05-07

Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru

1624-05-13

Admiral Hermites' fleet blockade Lima, Peru

1625-10-08

Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz

1631-09-13

Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates

1638-05-14

Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquerors Batticaloa, Ceylon

1639-10-21

Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo

1652-05-29

Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp

1652-12-10

Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

1655-04-28

English admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet

1666-08-09

Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".

1667-06-21

Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England

1672-07-08

Willem II becomes captain-/admiral-general

1673-02-21

Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet

1673-06-12

Charles II's brother duke James of York resigns as Lord High Admiral

1673-08-09

Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674

1675-09-06

Swedish admiral Stenbock sails out with fleet of 66 ships

1678-05-11

French admiral Jean d'Estrees' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curacao

1711-08-23

Admiral Hovenden Walkers fleet reach St Lawrence

1741-03-04

British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)

1741-03-09

English fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena

1747-05-14

A British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at first battle of Cape Finisterre.

1747-05-16

Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth

1747-10-25

British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.

1757-03-14

On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres".

1765-05-07

HMS Victory (Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later) launched

1779-06-08

Admiral Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy and sail against Spanish fleet on HMS Foudroyant

1780-01-16

Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet

1781-08-30

French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War

1794-06-01

Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.

1797-02-14

The Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeats larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal. Captain Horatio Nelson distinguishes himself.

1798-08-02

British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

1804-01-31

British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao

1804-02-26

Vice-admiral William Bligh (of Bounty fame) ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad

1805-10-21

Battle of Trafalgar, British Admiral Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet but shot and killed

1806-01-09

Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

1807-02-19

British squadron under Admiral Duckworth attempts to force passage of Dardanelles

1807-06-19

Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.

1831-07-01

Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole

1861-02-06

British Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues first storm warnings for ships

1862-07-16

David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

1864-08-05

US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

1866-07-17

Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa

1866-07-25

David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy

1879-10-08

War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

1893-06-22

British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut

1898-07-08

US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila

1899-03-03

George Dewey becomes 1st in US to hold the rank of Admiral of the Navy

1909-09-06

Word received that Admiral Peary discovers North Pole 5 months earlier

1914-08-04

German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast

1915-12-04

F F Fletcher is 1st admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor

1916-02-08

French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374

1917-02-01

German Admiral Tirpitz announces unlimited submarine war

1917-09-02

Deutsche Vaterlands Partei formed by admiral Tirpitz

1919-06-21

German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet

1919-11-16

Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic

1924-03-25

Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier

1924-05-01

Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece

1929-11-04

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains, the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

1930-07-19

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould, and their polar expedition team return to the United States following the first exploration of the interior of Antarctica

1932-05-26

Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo

1937-05-08

63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2

1937-05-15

63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4

1937-06-05

69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6

1938-11-01

Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico

1940-05-14

Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England

1941-01-16

US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor

1941-04-12

Vichy-France's head of government Admiral Dalarn consults with Hitler

1941-12-24

1st ships of admiral Nagumo's Pearl Harbor fleet return to Japan

1942-03-02

Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon

1942-06-24

US Admiral Ernest King orders Tulagi (Solomon Island) reconquered

1942-08-17

Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under Admiral George Murray on USS Hornet

1942-09-30

Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1942-12-25

Admiral Dalans murderer of Bosinier de la Chapelle, sentenced to death

1943-01-21

Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet

1943-04-17

Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

1943-05-08

Admiral Cunningham of Britsh fleet: "Sink, burn & destroy; let nothing pass"

1943-05-24

Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

1943-07-20

US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island

1944-10-10

Admiral Halsey's Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die

1944-10-22

Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo

1945-04-09

Battleship Admiral Scheer sunk by RAF bombing in Kiel

1945-05-01

Admiral Karl Doenitz forms German government

1945-05-05

World War II: Admiral Karl Dönitz, leader of Germany after Hitler's death, orders all U-boats to cease offensive operations and return to their bases.

1945-05-23

British military police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz

1946-01-23

Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA

1946-06-10

Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, ends term as 1st director of CIA. Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, becomes 2nd director of CIA

1947-05-01

Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of CIA

1966-10-13

Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA

1969-01-31

Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA

1971-04-28

Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy

1973-06-08

Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain

1978-12-31

CIA director, Admiral Stansfield Turner retires from the Navy

1981-02-12

Admiral Bobby R Inman, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA

1986-08-31

Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

1993-02-04

Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA

1998-02-01

Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.

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Admiral - Notable Birthdays

Samuel HoodDec 12, 1724

David FarragutJul 5, 1801

John Rushworth JellicoeDec 5, 1859

David BeattyJan 17, 1871

Chester NimitzFeb 24, 1885

Admiral - Birthdays
Date Event
1466-11-30

Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman/admiral

1519-02-16

Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral

1542-06-15

Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)

1545-04-28

Yi Sun-sin, Korean admiral (d. 1598)

1592-04-28

George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/English admiral

1607-03-24

Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)

1610-07-04

Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral

1621-04-23

William Penn, English admiral (d. 1670)

1622-01-01

Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist

1622-12-16

Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder

1626-04-13

Aert Jansz van Nes, Lt-admiral, baptised

1628-04-16

Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand

1629-05-08

Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)

1642-04-08

Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral

1642-11-16

Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland

1642-11-24

Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal

1644-09-05

Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft)

1644-12-30

Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral

1655-01-22

Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral (Zealand)

1657-06-14

Cornelis Cruys, [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian/Dutch admiral

1669-06-24

Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname/Algeria)

1697-04-23

George Baron Anson, British admiral/explorer

1704-10-29

John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)

1706-03-06

George Pocock, British admiral (d. 1792)

1711-08-19

Edward Boscawen, British admiral (d. 1761)

1712-06-21

Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)

1714-02-25

Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)

1720-11-01

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)

1721-11-25

Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)

1724-05-10

Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt-admiral (battle of Doggersbank)

1724-05-19

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)

1724-12-12

Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

1725-04-25

Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral (d. 1786)

1726-03-08

Richard Howe, British admiral (d. 1799)

1735-05-01

John H van Kinsbergen, Dutch lt-admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corp

1738-10-11

Arthur Phillip, admiral/1st governor New-South Wales

1749-04-13

Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count/vice-admiral

1750-09-26

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (d. 1810)

1752-10-02

Samuel Story, Dutch admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)

1753-02-12

François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (d. 1798)

1761-03-23

John W de Winter, Dutch vice-admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)

1762-09-06

Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral

1763-12-31

Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)

1764-02-04

Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy

1764-06-21

Sidney Smith, British admiral (d. 1840)

1769-05-20

Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)

1771-01-21

Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director

1774-05-27

Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)

1775-12-14

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)

1778-07-28

Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869

1789-10-03

Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1866

1790-03-30

Joseph Smith, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877

1797-02-28

W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)

1797-11-07

Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1876

1797-12-11

Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878

1800-09-17

Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874

1801-07-05

David Farragut, Campbell's Station, Tennessee, US Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!")

1803-09-27

Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1865

1805-02-18

Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough, Rear Admiral (Union Navy)

1806-09-12

Andrew Hull Foote, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1863

1807-01-16

Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877

1809-09-27

Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1877

1813-06-08

David Dixon Porter, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1891

1820-06-13

WF Hendrik, the Navigator, prince of the Netherlands/admiral

1827-12-23

Wilhelm Freiherr von Tegetthoff, Austrian admiral (Helgoland/Lissa)

1832-01-04

George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)

1837-12-26

George Dewey, Admiral Dewey Landing at Gibraltar

1839-10-09

Winfield S. Schley, Admiral Dewey Leading Land Parade

1840-02-08

William T. Sampson, Admiral Sampson on Board the Flagship

1841-01-25

John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet

1842-03-29

Octavius L. Pruden, Admiral Dewey Receiving the Washington and New York Committees

1846-02-10

Charles Beresford, British admiral and politician (d. 1919)

1847-07-13

Roger Wolcott, Admiral Dewey at State House, Boston

1848-01-27

Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)

1848-10-30

Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral

1849-03-19

Alfred von Tirpitz, German World War I Admiral (d. 1930)

1849-07-20

Robert A. Van Wyck, Admiral Dewey and Mayor Van Wyck Going Down Riverside Drive

1850-07-16

Julius Larsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1852-02-24

Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1854-05-24

Louis Mountbatten, admiral (WW I)

1859-12-05

John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935)

1859-12-05

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

1861-04-01

Ivar Knudsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1861-06-22

Maximilian von Spee, German admiral (d. 1914)

1863-06-21

Axel Blixen-Finecke, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1863-09-30

Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I)

1865-01-22

Martin Dessau, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1865-01-30

Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian

1868-06-18

Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)

1871-01-17

David Beatty, Nantwich, Cheshire, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet

1875-05-06

William Daniel Leahy, Iowa, 5 star admiral/chief of staff (1949)

1877-02-27

Pavel Gaideburov, Admiral Nakhimov

1877-06-12

Thomas C Hart, US admiral (Asiatic fleet)

1877-08-29

Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II)

1878-11-23

Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)

1882-02-26

Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)

1882-10-30

William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)

1883-01-07

Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)

1883-01-20

Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces

1884-04-04

Isoroku Yamamoto, admiral/supreme commander of Japanese fleet

1885-02-24

Chester Nimitz, US admiral (commanded Pacific fleet in WW II)

1886-07-03

Raymond A Spruance, US admiral/fleet commander/ambassador

1887-01-01

Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence

1887-01-26

Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-admiral (WW II-Task Force 58)

1887-07-09

Samuel Eliot Morison, historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)

1888-05-11

Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)

1888-10-25

Richard E Byrd, Virginia, admiral/polar explorer (1926)

1889-02-24

Aleksei Dikij, Admiral Nakhimov

1889-04-28

Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear admiral

1892-12-31

Vasili Kovrigin, Admiral Nakhimov

1894-07-27

Gerald F Bogan, US vice-admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)

1894-11-19

Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)

1898-12-28

Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)

1899-07-30

Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)

1900-01-27

Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)

1900-06-25

Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral

1901-10-19

Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)

1901-12-07

A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))

1902-07-14

Truman J Hedding, US vice-admiral (WW II)

1903-03-22

James S Russell, US pilot/admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean)

1903-06-08

Ronald Shiner, actor (Carry on Admiral, Keep it Clean, Aunt Clara)

1904-05-24

Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral

1904-10-30

Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)

1904-12-24

Herbert D Riley, US vice-admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal, Okinawa)

1905-04-16

John Lee-Barber, admiral

1905-04-19

John S "Jimmy" Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)

1905-08-19

Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)

1906-03-18

Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)

1907-9-19

Mikhail Yuferov, Admiral Nakhimov

1908-07-16

Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral

1908-10-13

John Grant, British rear-admiral

1909-05-09

Igor Lukovskiy, Admiral Nakhimov

1909-08-01

Nigel Henderson, admiral

1910-04-06

Desmond Dreyer, British admiral

1910-05-05

William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II)

1911-11-17

Tamara Lobova, Admiral Nakhimov

1912-03-22

Henri Rousselot, admiral

1912-05-06

Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral

1912-08-27

Peter Gretton, British vice admiral

1913-05-09

John Hayes, Admiral

1913-05-09

Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)

1913-05-31

Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

1913-07-03

Hugh Stirling MacKenzie, British vice admiral

1913-08-01

Nigel Henderson, admiral

1914-03-26

Ian McGeoch, Vice-Admiral

1914-06-19

Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP

1915-05-09

Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral

1915-12-15

Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral

1916-04-17

Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral

1919-10-14

Edward L Feightner, US rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands)

1921-05-20

John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon

1922-01-05

Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)

1923-06-04

John Lea, British vice-admiral

1923-06-26

David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)

1923-07-28

Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)

1923-12-23

James Stockdale, admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate

1924-02-24

William Pillar, British admiral

1924-05-17

Thomas Baird, vice-admiral

1924-07-24

David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)

1925-01-26

Desmond Cassidi, British admiral

1925-02-11

Peter Berger, British vice-admiral

1926-02-20

Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral

1927-03-26

Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)

1927-05-31

James Eberle, British admiral, director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs)

1928-05-18

P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral

1928-11-10

William Staveley, British admiral

1929-02-04

Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse

1929-05-03

Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral

1929-05-11

Edward Anson, British vice-admiral

1931-04-04

Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director

1932-03-22

Richard Thomas, admiral

1932-05-31

George Vallings, British Vice Admiral

1933-06-09

Patrick Symons, British vice-admiral

1933-08-11

Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet

1934-11-08

Roberta Hazard, USN Admiral

1936-04-05

Michael Livesay, British admiral/pres (RN College Greenwich)

1936-05-08

Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)

1936-9-25

Vladimir Valutskiy, Admiral

1937-09-24

Alan Grose, British vice-admiral

1937-09-26

Joop Admiral, Dutch actor/director (You Are My Mother)

1938-03-27

Jock Slater, admiral

1938-11-26

Jeremy Boorda, admiral

1941-02-01

Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral

1944-09-27

IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral

1944-12-30

William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy Admiral, former U.S. Central Command commander

1946-06-10

Vitaliy Zikora, Admiral

1946-11-17

Lars Boom, Admiral

1947-08-24

Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral

1950-12-07

Aleksandr Vontov, Admiral

1953-01-08

Zoya Kudrya, Admiral

1962-04-13

Andrey Kravchuk, Admiral

1964-02-09

Vladislav Vetrov, Admiral

1970-06-20

Aleksandr Bargman, Admiral

1977-06-15

Anna Kovalchuk, Admiral

1979-08-30

Dmitriy Dyakonov, Admiral

1981-03-29

Admiral T., Nèg maron

1982-02-06

Lieke van Lexmond, Admiral

1983-10-18

Youval Kuipers, Admiral

1985-06-26

Gleb Matveychuk, Admiral

Admiral - Notable Weddings

Samuel HoodAug 25, 1749

John Rushworth JellicoeJul 1, 1902

Chester NimitzApr 9, 1913

Admiral - Weddings
Date Event
1749-08-25

British admiral Samuel Hood (24) weds Susannah Linzee in Portsmouth, England

1902-07-01

British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

1913-04-09

US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

Admiral - Notable Deaths

Francis DrakeJan 28, 1596

Horatio NelsonOct 21, 1805

Samuel HoodJan 27, 1816

David FarragutAug 14, 1870

John Rushworth JellicoeNov 20, 1935

David BeattyMar 12, 1936

NimitzFeb 20, 1966

Karl DönitzDec 24, 1980

Admiral - Deaths
Date Event
79-08-25

Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Pliny the Elder], Roman admiral/writer, dies during eruption of Mount Vesuvius

1396-09-25

Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle

1498-07-04

Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies

1545-07-19

George Carew, English admiral, drowns

1546-07-04

Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)

1549-03-20

Thomas Seymour of Sudely, English Lord Admiral, beheaded

1553-08-22

John Dudley, English Lord Admiral/premier (1551-53), beheaded

1554-08-25

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great admiral, dies

1558-06-04

Maximilian of Burgundy, leader of Holland/admiral, dies at 43

1568-06-05

Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded

1572-08-24

Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded

1576-05-27

Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44

1578-03-29

Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)

1585-01-16

Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)

1588-02-09

Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies

1591-09-12

Richard Grenville, vice-admiral (Roanoke) dies in battle at 49

1594-11-22

Martin Frobisher, English vice-admiral/explorer, dies

1596-01-28

Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

1607-04-25

Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle

1607-04-25

Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle

1615-03-06

Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns

1617-06-28

Johan Evertsen de Captain, Swiss admiral, dies in battle

1624-07-25

Steven van der Haghen, admiral/gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61

1631-06-26

Justinus van Nassau, ltalian admiral (Armada), dies

1634-02-25

Van Friedland/Mecklenburg, general-admiral, dies at 50

1637-10-21

Laurens Reael, vice-governor of Ambon/poet/admiral, dies at 54

1638-03-08

Jacob C van Neck, admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73

1641-10-31

Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41

1646-11-30

John C Lichthart, admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45

1647-09-12

Joos Banckert, Swiss admiral (Spanish silver fleet), dies at 48

1653-03-17

Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48

1653-03-23

Johan van Galen, Dutch admiral (Dunes Monte Christo), dies at about 48

1657-08-07

Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57

1658-11-08

Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound at about 50

1658-11-08

Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound, at age 59

1665-06-13

Auke Stellingwerf, lt-admiral of Friesland, dies in battle at about 29

1665-06-13

Egbert Meussen Kortenaer, vice-admiral, dies in battle at about 29

1665-06-13

Jacob van Wassenaer, [Foggy Obdam], lt-admiral, dies in battle at 55

1666-06-11

Cornelis Evertsen the Old, Swiss vice-admiral, dies in battle at 55

1666-06-15

Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies

1666-08-04

Johan Evertsen, ltalian admiral of Zeeland, lynched in Brielle

1669-06-18

Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies

1672-06-07

Willem J van Gendt, admiral/governor of Breda, dies at about 37

1673-04-05

Francois Caron, admiral/governor (Formosa), drowns at about 72

1673-08-21

Isaac Sweers, Dutch fleet admiral/Civil rights activist, dies at 51

1673-08-21

John de Love I, vice-admiral, dies in sea battle at about 54

1675-11-05

Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52

1676-04-29

Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), killed at 69

1676-06-01

Creutz, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle

1676-06-01

Uggla, Swedish admiral (Öland), dies in battle

1677-12-12

Jacob Binckes/Benckes, Dutch admiral (Chatham), dies in battle

1679-09-20

Cornelis Evertsen the Young, vice-admiral of Zealand, dies at 51

1690-07-10

Jan van Brakel, Dutch vice admiral (Chatham), dies in battle at 48

1691-05-29

Cornelis Tromp, admiral-general/son of Maarten T, dies at 61

1693-07-12

John Ashby, English admiral

1693-09-14

Aert Jansz van Nes, [Young boer Jaep], lt-admiral, dies at 67

1697-04-08

Niels Juel, Danish admiral (b. 1629)

1701-03-27

Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, count of Tourville/Fr admiral, dies at 58

1702-11-04

John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies

1703-05-21

Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle

1703-06-15

Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft), dies at 58

1706-11-16

Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64

1707-10-22

Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral, drowns at Scilly

1709-01-24

George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)

1710-06-01

David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)

1711-01-08

Philips van Almonde, Zealand lt admiral, dies at 66

1715-06-25

Jean du Casse, French admiral (b. 1646)

1716-04-14

Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral

1721-07-25

Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral of Zealand, dies at 66

1722-10-08

Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80

1727-06-14

Cornelis Cruys, Norwegian/Dutch admiral, dies at 70

1728-11-21

Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57

1740-07-19

Francois van Aerssen, Dutch vice-admiral (Suriname), dies at 71

1752-07-29

Peter Warren, British admiral

1757-03-14

John Byng, English Admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca

1761-01-10

Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)

1775-12-07

Charles Saunders, British admiral

1779-12-23

Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (b. 1724)

1781-02-04

Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59

1782-08-29

Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral drowns (b. 1718)

1788-01-14

François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)

1788-10-15

Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)

1790-01-13

Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (b. 1712)

1791-06-10

Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)

1792-04-03

George Pocock, British admiral (b. 1706)

1792-05-24

George Brydges, 1st baron Rodney/admiral, dies

1793-05-07

Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt admiral (battle of Doggersbank), dies at 68

1793-12-28

Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75

1794-01-31

Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711)

1798-08-01

François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)

1799-08-05

Richard Howe, British admiral (b. 1726)

1802-02-26

Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral (b. 1718)

1805-10-21

Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

1806-04-22

Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (stabbed) (b. 1763)

1810-03-07

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral (b. 1750)

1811-01-08

Samuel Story, Dutch rear admiral (Battle of Kamperduin), dies at 58

1814-08-31

Arthur Phillip, British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales (b. 1738)

1815-06-17

Hammida, Algerian admiral, dies in battle

1816-01-27

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies at 92

1817-10-02

Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)

1819-05-22

John H van Kinsbergen, lt-admiral/founder (Corps Marines), dies at 84

1821-09-27

Luis (Philippus) Brion, Curacaos admiral/supreme commander, dies at 39

1824-04-15

Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61

1828-02-02

Frederik Sigismund earl of Bylandt, vice-admiral, dies at 78

1832-05-04

Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

1833-01-23

Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)

1835-06-24

Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)

1838-01-23

Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director, dies at 67

1840-05-26

Sidney Smith, British admiral (b. 1764)

1845-04-02

Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763)

1845-10-25

Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81

1854-06-07

Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)

1860-10-31

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (b. 1775)

1863-06-26

Andrew Hull Foote, US Union lt admiral, dies

1865-04-30

Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)

1870-08-14

David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

1877-09-02

Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)

1879-10-08

Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)

1881-09-08

W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral, dies at 84

1891-02-13

David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77

1892-04-26

Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791)

1894-09-17

Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)

1900-12-21

Roger Wolcott, Admiral Dewey at State House, Boston

1902-04-19

Octavius L. Pruden, Admiral Dewey Receiving the Washington and New York Committees

1902-05-06

William T. Sampson, Admiral Sampson on Board the Flagship

1909-01-14

Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60

1911-10-02

Winfield S. Schley, Admiral Dewey Leading Land Parade

1914-11-01

Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle

1916-03-08

Julius Larsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1916-05-31

Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland

1917-01-16

George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)

1917-01-16

George Dewey, Admiral Dewey Landing at Gibraltar

1918-11-14

Robert A. Van Wyck, Admiral Dewey and Mayor Van Wyck Going Down Riverside Drive

1919-11-06

Martin Dessau, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1920-03-23

Ivar Knudsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1920-07-10

Jackie Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)

1928-11-26

Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65

1932-03-25

Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1934-05-30

Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)

1935-11-20

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Kensington, London, of pneumonia

1936-03-12

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet dies of heart failure at 65 in London, England

1941-05-24

Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral ((WW II/Hood), dies in battle

1942-02-27

Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52

1942-07-07

Axel Blixen-Finecke, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere

1942-11-13

Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies

1942-12-24

Jean LXF Darlan, French admiral, murdered by gaullists

1943-04-18

I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

1943-10-21

Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II), dies

1944-03-31

Mineichi Koga, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

1945-04-09

Wilhelm Canaris, Admiral/headed Germany Abwehr, hanged

1945-09-06

John S Mccain, US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies

1947-06-18

Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)

1953-01-08

Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)

1955-10-01

Aleksei Dikij, Admiral Nakhimov

1956-06-25

Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77

1957-02-09

Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88

1957-09-22

Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)

1958-11-12

Vasili Kovrigin, Admiral Nakhimov

1959-08-16

William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies

1960-11-06

Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)

1963-06-12

Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80

1966-02-20

Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80

1969-12-13

Raymond A Spruance, US admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83

1971-07-04

Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94

1971-07-06

Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies

1976-05-15

Samuel Eliot Morison, US historian (Admiral of Ocean Sea), dies at 88

1980-12-24

Karl Dönitz, German naval admiral, and last leader of Nazi Germany (b. 1891)

1982-03-20

Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52

1987-01-27

Samuel G. Fuqua, Rear Admiral Samuel G. Fuqua

1987-11-19

Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

1991-06-03

Mikhail Yuferov, Admiral Nakhimov

1994-08-23

Henri Rousselot, admiral, dies at 82

1995-11-14

John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90

1996-01-01

Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94

1996-02-29

John Grant, rear-admiral, dies at 87

1996-08-30

Jose Toribio Merino, admiral/milt junta of Chile (1973-80), dies at 80

2000-01-02

Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)

2003-12-28

Benjamin Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)

2005-07-05

James Stockdale, U.S. Navy vice admiral (b. 1923)

2007-10-18

William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)

2007-11-15

Tamara Lobova, Admiral Nakhimov

2008-11-17

George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison

2009-02-26

Dmitriy Dyakonov, Admiral

2015-04-14

Vladimir Valutskiy, Admiral

2016-04-05

Erik Bauersfeld, voice of 'Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, dies at 93


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