Admiral's Of The Cove
Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957)
Byrd was a pioneering aviator, polar explorer, organizer of polar logistics and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Byrd claimed his expeditions had been the first to reach the North and South Poles by air.
Admiral William L. Calhoun (1884-1963)
Served in WWI and WWII attaining the rank of Admiral during WWII.
French Ensor Chadwick (1844 - 1919)
Navy reformer in the post Civil War Navy; strong supporter of education and training.
Rear Admiral Lawrence Chambers Captain of the naval ship that rescued 3,000 Vietnamese during the Fall of Saigon in 1975.
Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (1837-1917)
Famous Quote: "You may fire when you are ready Gridley." - Admiral of the Navy is a rank that has only been held once in U.S. Naval history. In recognition of his victory at Manila Bay in 1898, achieved without the loss of a single life of his own forces due to combat, Congress promoted Dewey to this rank in March 1899. By a Congressional Act of March 24, 1903, Dewey's rank was established as Admiral of the Navy, effective retroactive to March 1899.
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (1801-1870)
A flag officer of the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. Remembered in popular culture for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay; quot; Damn the torpedoes, Full speed ahead!"
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher (1885 - 1973)
Key figure in the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway.
Fleet Admiral William Halsey Jr.
Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet during part of the Pacific War against Japan. Previously, he had commanded the South Pacific Theater during desperate times.
Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
A computer scientist, a pioneer in the field, she was one of the
first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer. She developed the first compiler for a computer programing language. Credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches (motivated by an actual moth removed from the computer). Because of the breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace." The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopper was named for her. Admiral Hopper was quoted as saying "Remember, it's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission." Source: "Only the Limits of Our Imagination: An Exclusive Interview with Rear Adm. Grace M. Hopper, Amazing Grace." Chips Ahoy 6, no. 16 (July 1986)."
Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King (1878-1956)
Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations. He was the U.S. Navy's second most senior officer after Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, and the second admiral to be promoted to five star rank.
Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid (1888-1972)
During the battle of the Surigao Strait he commanded the last naval battle between battleships in history.
Vice Admiral Harold Koenig (Retired 1998) As the Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, with the permanent rank of Vice Admiral after a 32-year career in Navy Medicine.
Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy (1875-1959)
Leahy was the first U.S. military officer ever to hold a five-star rank in the U.S. Armed Forces. Leahy was appointed as Chief of Staff to President Roosevelt and served in that position throughout WWII, continuing under President Truman until retiring in 1949.
Admiral Charles A. Lockwood (1890-1967)
Known in submarine history as the legendary commander of Submarine Forces - Pacific Fleet during WWII. He devised tactics for the effective use of submarines, making the members and elements of "silent service" key players in the Pacific victory.
Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher (1887-1947)
Served as commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force in the Pacific in the latter half of WWII.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966)
Held dual command of Commander in Chief, US Pacific Fleet, for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during WWII. He was the United States' last surviving Fleet Admiral. Famous Quote: "The battle of Iwo Island [Jima] has been won. The United States Marines, by their individual and collective courage, have
conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.... Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Rear Admiral John R. Perry (1899-1955)
Headed the Seventh Fleet, in the Pacific Ocean, in WWII.
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1986)
Known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy.”
Vice Admiral James Sargent Russell (1903-1996)
Commanded VP-42, a PBY squadron in the Aleutian Islands. In that command, he played a key role in the capture of the Akutan Zero.
Rear Admiral Thomas J. Ryan (1901-1970)
Received the Medal of Honor, for his actions while in Yokohama, Japan during the 1923 Great Kantō earthquake. He served in WWII as a destroyer flotilla commander.
Admiral Sir Robert Smart (1796-1874)
Was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-chief, Mediterranean Fleet.
Admiral Harold Rainsford Stark (1880-1972)
Was the U.S Navy's 8th Chief of Naval Operations.
As of March 2013, steps are being taken to formally rename and register the Admiral's Cove lake with the U.S. Geological Survey as the Admiral Bridge Lake.
Page Updated: January 2014