Best naval Admiral of WW II (SD Vote)

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Jeff Head, Jun 26, 2015.

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Please choose your top three Admirals from World War II

Poll closed Jun 27, 2016.
  1. Nimitz - United States

    6 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Yamamoto - Imperial Japan

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Cunningham - Great Britain

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Doenitz - Germany

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  5. Halsey - United States

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Toyoda - Imperial Japan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. King - United States

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  8. Koga - Imperial Jpan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Spruance - United States

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  10. Fletcher - United States

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Jeff Head
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    Who do you think was the best naval Admiral of World War II? Submit your names.

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    This thread will be about the best naval Admiral of World War II. We will develop a list of ten Admirals, and they can be from any of the involved nations, and then add a poll to the thread once that is done. Ground force Generals and air force Generals will have their own thread.
     
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    Some of the names which come to mind:

    Nimitz - USN
    Yamamoto - IJN
    Halsey - USN
    Cunningham - RN
    Fletcher - USN
    King - USN
    Sir Alfred Pound - RN
    Kurita - IJN
    Spruance - USN
    Koga - IJN
    Raeder - Kriegsmarine
    Louis Mountbatten - RN
    Toyoda - IJN
    Doenitz - Kriegsmarine
    Kuznetsov - Russian Navy
    Isakov - Russian Navy

    Can SD members give us more?
     
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    Nimitz and Halsey.. although Halsey was a bit untethered...
     
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    Okay, how about we go with these sixteen. Broad coverage of naval involvement by the major powers.

    Nimitz - United States
    Yamamoto - Imperial Japan
    Cunningham - Great Britain
    Doenitz - Germany
    Kuznetsov - Soviet Union
    Halsey - Unite
    Toyoda - Imperial Japan
    Sir Alfred Pound - Great Britain
    Raeder - Germany
    Isakov - Soviet Union
    King - United States
    Koga - Imperial Jpan
    Louis Mountbatten - Great Britain
    Fletcher - United States
    Kurita - Imperial Japan
    Spruance - United States
     
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    Dang...well the SD poll is limited to ten. Each thread will have to limit itself accordingly.
     
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    I go with Nimitz and Doenitz for their innovation and leadership skills.
     
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    I think we need to expand the list to not only WWII. A few of these admirals are famous due to the battles they were in and not necessarily because of any great 'leadership' or 'tactics' they employed. Heck someone of them made fateful decisions that lost battles.

    As far as great admirals go other than a few from WWII.. certainly folks like Horatio Nelson needs to be mentioned. He is a brilliant naval tactician and all around good admiral

    Another one that comes to mind is David Faragut because of the role he played in the Civil War.

    Arleigh Burke because he is just a badass.

    These are all truly great admirals and should be on any list of naval leaders
     
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    Thanks Kwaig.

    But the list here is specific to World War II, as are the WW II Ground General and WW II Air force General poll.

    We can only put ten down on an SD poll at at time.

    Perhaps we will come up with another set of polls for best all-time Admirals and Generals later.
     
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