Greatest Admirals in History


The Top Ten

1 Yi Sun-sin Yi Sun-sin

Yi Sun-sin was a Korean naval commander famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, who became an exemplar of conduct to both the Koreans and Japanese. - FantasticEnder

First, he did not have 13 turtle ships. They were just plain battleships. And second, unlike other admirals, he did not have the support from his government. During all the naval battles, he had to improvise whatever resource he could find.
Thus he's a truly master naval tactician.

Yi Sun-Shin saved Korea. Facing 330 Japanese navy ships, he crushed them all with only 13 turtle ships. He saved us Koreans from becoming Japanese today. Imagine what life would be like, if there were no Koreans...(that means no K-Pop, Korean BBQ, and other things you love about Korea). THANK YOU, ADMIRAL YI SUN-SHIN, FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR KOREA! [p.s. Make sure to watch "The Admiral: Roaring Currents". It's a really good movie! ]

13 to 133, charged in first to combat the Japanese and being surrounded, didn't care about it, and also didn't lose a single ship... I don't know if there is any other admiral that can accomplish this achievement so lightly

2 Horatio Nelson Horatio Nelson Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy.
3 Isoroku Yamamoto Isoroku Yamamoto

Isoroku Yamamoto was a Japanese Marshal Admiral of the Navy and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II until his death. - FantasticEnder

4 Chester W. Nimitz Chester W. Nimitz

Chester William Nimitz, Sr. was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet and Commander... - FantasticEnder

5 Karl Dönitz Karl Dönitz

Karl Dönitz was a German admiral who played a major role in the naval history of World War II. Dönitz briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the head of state of Germany. He began his career in the Imperial German Navy before World War I. - FantasticEnder

6 Heihachiro Heihachiro

Marshal-Admiral Marquis Tōgō Heihachirō, OM, GCVO, was a gensui or admiral of the fleet in the Imperial Japanese Navy and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes. He was termed by Western journalists as "the Nelson of the East". - FantasticEnder

7 Louis-René Levassor de Latouche Tréville Louis-René Levassor de Latouche Tréville

Louis-René Madelaine Le Vassor, comte de La Touche-Tréville was a French Vice-admiral. He fought in the American War of Independence and became a prominent figure of the French Revolutionary Wars and of the Napoleonic wars. - FantasticEnder

8 John Paul Jones John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. - FantasticEnder

9 Arthur Phillip Arthur Phillip

Admiral Arthur Phillip was a Royal Navy officer and the first Governor of New South Wales who founded the British penal colony that later became the city of Sydney, Australia - FantasticEnder

10 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov
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