Best naval Admiral of WW II (SD Vote)


Please choose your top three Admirals from World War II

  • Nimitz - United States

    Votes: 6 66.7%
  • Yamamoto - Imperial Japan

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Cunningham - Great Britain

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Doenitz - Germany

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Halsey - United States

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Toyoda - Imperial Japan

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • King - United States

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Koga - Imperial Jpan

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Spruance - United States

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Fletcher - United States

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    9
  • Poll closed .

Jeff Head

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Who do you think was the best naval Admiral of World War II? Submit your names.

Moderator Note:

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.
 

Jeff Head

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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
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Toyoda - IJN
Doenitz -
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Kuznetsov - Russian Navy
Isakov - Russian Navy

Can SD members give us more?
 
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Jeff Head

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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
 

Jeff Head

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Dang...well the SD poll is limited to ten. Each thread will have to limit itself accordingly.
 

kwaigonegin

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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
 

Jeff Head

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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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