Who was the first three Admirals in the US Navy?
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Admiral George Dewey Admiral David D(ixon) Porter and Admiral David Farragut
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U.S. Code of law explicitly limits the total number of four-star admirals that may be on active duty at any given time. The total number of active duty flag officers is capped at 216 for the Navy
Answer . It's difficult to answer this even if one had a list or recipients (which one could possibly obtain from the Navy and/or Marine Corps), because, although Pres. Roosevelt first authorised the award of the Purple Heart to sailors and marines wounded or killed on or after December 6, 1941,… Pres. Truman extended the period back to April 5, 1917, so it might be said that a sailor or marine who earned the medal in World War 1 was an earlier recipient than one who earned it in WW2. (MORE)
Benjamin Stoddert . Benjamin Stoddert became the first Secretary of the US Navy in 1798.
David Glasgow Farragut became the first Admiral in the US Navy in 1866. ................ my Version: Farragut was the first 4-star "Admiral", and he achieved that rank of simply Admiral, promoting from the 3-star rank of Vice Admiral, on July 25, 1866. However the first specifically "admirals…" in the United States, came about two years prior. Congress finally authorized the first 9 admirals -- rear admirals -- on July 16, 1862, ostensibly for international considerations -although that was probably more for the needs of the rapidly expanding Navy during the American Civil War. Some accounts are that Farragut also was the first of these nine first admirals as well; and atop that, Farragut was first also appointed to the 3-star rank of vice admiral in between Admiral and Rear Admiral -- two years after the rear admiral rank; then on to the aforementioned 4-star "Admiral", in 1866. The Continental then U.S. Navies, did not specifically have any admirals until 1862 because many people felt the title too reminiscent of royalty, such as in the British Royal Navy, to be used in the country's navy. Others saw the need for ranks above Captain, among them Captain (and for a time, Commodore) John Paul Jones, who pointed out that the Navy had to have officers who "ranked" with American army generals. He also felt there must be ranks above captain to avoid disputes among senior captains. Many navy secretaries from respective presidential cabinets in fact repeatedly recommended to the American congress that admiral ranks be created because the other navies of the world used them and American senior officers were "often subjected to serious difficulties and embarrassments in the interchange of civilities with those of other nations." The rank of Commodore, sometimes associated to be the equivalent of an admiral rank, more so in other navies, was held by American naval officers throughout history. It is largely regarded as a positional rank, given to a senior captain in charge of a group of ships commanded by captains. The famous American naval heros John Paul Jones and John Barry were American navy commodores in the mid eighteenth century, and among the first to held those flag-equivalent ranks. Jones achieved the rank and position of Commodore aboard Bon Homme Richard in 1778. In fact, Commodore Esek Hopkins was the only Commander in Chief of the American Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War, and was first promoted to brigadier general to command all military forces of Rhode Island in October 4, 1775; and on December 22, 1775, Hopkins was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy authorized by the Continental Congress, and so the first (admiral-esque) Commodore. As well, John Paul Jones retained his commission in the American Navy, while becoming a Rear Admiral in the Russian Navy (in 1787), encouraged by the U.S. Congress at that time, and so was the first American naval officer to hold the title of admiral, albeit not a U.S. one. The congressional intent was to facilitate his experience so that Jones might potentially become the first U.S. admiral later. However, Jones died before that occured, in 1792 at age 45 due to a kidney illness. On February 22, 1797, after the U.S. Continental Navy had ended, and the U.S. Navy been rebirthed, Captain John Barry was issued "Commission Number 1" by President George Washington, which was also backdated to June 4, 1794. His title was thereafter "Commodore." He is recognized as not only the first American commissioned naval officer in the new U.S. Navy, but also as its first flag officer. In the U.S., being a 'flag officer' (able to unfurl an admiral-like flag on one's ship) is regarded to be an admiral equivalent, and so this could also be argued to be the first time an admiral equivalent was so named. It should be noted that until the 20th century, ranks of admiral were associated with billets, and in effect not a permanent paygrade until the last year of WW II. Also note that a more senior rank, Fleet Admiral (5-star) exists, only in wartime, and even a 6-star rank has existed (held for a spell by George Dewey in 1899). 5 Star Rank was first created in 1944, worn by William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. The rank Dewey Held though, was reverted to being the 'most senior 5-star admiral' in the Navy. One could also make a case for these officers to be firsts in various titles of being the most senior admiral. (MORE)
The father of "Jim Morrison" of the "Doors", was USN Admiral George Morrison, commander of the US Fleet during the "Gulf of Tonkin" incident (sea battle) on 02 August 1964. A naval action that turned the Vietnam guerrilla war into a conventional one (by the landing of US conventional forces in 1965)…. (MORE)
Mayfly was the first plane used by the US navy. It was built bypioneer aviator Glenn Curtiss in 1908.
David Glasgow Farragher was the first admiral in the United StatesNavy. He is famous for the quote, 'Damn the torpedoes! Full speedahead.' He served as a Union officer in the American Civil War, andis best known for the Battle of Mobile Bay.
Glenn Curtiss was one of the pioneer aircraft manufacturers in the United States and is often considered the father of naval aviation.
The second admiral of the United States Navy works as the vicechairman for the Navy. The admiral is the highest pay rank of theNavy.
I believe it to be CMDCM(SW) Darlene A Mitchell (maiden name) or Darlene A. Lovell-Parker (current name). She made CTACM in 1999 and retired onboard USS Hopper as CMC, May 2007 culminating her 30 year career.
Though the paygrade is the same (E-1), the recruit's general career path determines which recruit rate they are initially assigned: Engineering Rates (e.g., Machinist's Mate) - Fireman Recruit (FR) - 1 Red Stripe Aviation Rates (e.g., Aviation Ordnance) - Airman Recruit (AR) - 1 Green Stripe …All others or non-designated careers - Seaman Recruit (SR) - 1 White Stripe The Seaman, Fireman, or Airman designation stays with the sailor until such time as they're promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4), at which point a career rate has been chosen, and their rate designation is shown on their Rank/Rate patch. The stripe colors are used to denote the area the sailor is striking in (working toward), or has chosen for a full career path later. As an example, when I first joined, I was a Seaman Recruit, having chosen Submarine Sonar as my career path. Since I was also in an accelerated career path, I left BT as a Seaman, and was promoted to 3rd Class after finishing Basic Sonar school, at which point my rank/rate was Sonar Technician (Submarines) 3rd Class. (MORE)
He is one of the most interesting and kind people who frequent my place of work, Lowe's, in Simi Valley California.
According to the the Naval Historical Center, Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr., USN was the youngest naval officer ever promoted to Rear Admiral, at age 44. He also was the youngest four-star Admiral in U. S. naval history, and the youngest to serve as Chief of Naval Operations, at age 49.
Suresh Mehta is the present navy admiral of India.. ANS#2: Vice Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, the eastern Naval Commander, was on Saturday named the next chief of Navy. He will take over from incumbent Admiral Sureesh Mehta on August 31 when the latter retires. Verma had once commanded India's s…ole aircraft carrier INS Viraat. He comes with a rich experience of 39 years during which he commanded the Leander-class Frigate INS Udaigiri, Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvir and the flagship aircraft carrier. Before taking over the eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam, Verma was the Navy vice chief and has been decorated with Param Vishist Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal and honorary Aide de Camp of the President. Born on November 14, 1950, he was an alumnus of Royal Naval Staff College in UK and the US Naval War College. He also has instructional experience at National Defence College as Senior Directing Staff and at Defence Services Staff College at Wellington. Verma has also commanded the Naval Academy at Goa. He was commissioned into Navy on July 1, 1970. Vice Admiral Verma, who is at present the Eastern Naval Commander at Visakhapatnam, will take over from incumbent Admiral Sureesh Mehta on August 31 when the latter retires from service, the government announced here. (MORE)
I think there are about 11 women admirals in the U.S. Navy at this time
Yes when I was in the navy in 1974 they did. 1 star didn't exist,except in text books as a battlefield promotion to commodore.Didn't happen during V. Nam.
Admiral Nancy Fackler The answer is Rear Admiral Alene B. Duerk. She received this position in 1972.
EX-USN Aircraft Carrier USS Card sunk by enemy sapper in harbor. Dozens of riverine Swift Boats, Alpha boats, PBRs, were sunk. Unknown numbers, if any, of Monitors sunk in the war.
Gary Roughead, he is the current Chief of Naval Operations. His rank is that of a 4 star admiral which is the highest rank that can be given during peace time.
According to the U.S. Naval Historical Center in Washington, John F. Kennedy was the first sailor to ever serve as President. His Navy career is immortalized in the book and movie "PT-109", which is about his time as a Lt. (jg) in the Pacific Theatre in WW2 in command of a PT boat. PT-109 was destro…yed when it was cut in two by a Japanese Destroyer during action in Blackett Strait in the Marianas Islands. Shipwrecked on a small uninhabited island, Kennedy and his men (some seriously burned and injured) avoided capture by the Japanese. Kennedy and other officers swam at night into the Strait hoping to flag one of the other PT boats on patrol as they had been listed as lost at sea. An Australian Coastwatcher became aware of their survival after a native patrol encountered them on the island, and Kennedy gave them a now-famous coconut engraved with a short message. The Coastwatcher, A.R. Evans, arranged for Kennedy to be brought to him to arrange a rendezvous with another PT boat so that Kennedy could lead them to his crew. 2 members were never found after the boat was sunk. . Kennedy kept the coconut and it was kept on his desk during his Presidency. He met with Evans again after he was elected. . Navy Presidents include: . John F. Kennedy (1961-63) . Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-69) . Richard M. Nixon (1969-74) . Gerald R. Ford (1974-77) . Jimmy Carter (1977-81) . George Bush (1989-93) . Source: US Navy Historical Society (MORE)
Example: Russian Admiral Rozhestvensky commanded battleships during the Battle of Tsushima on 27 May 1905.
Most likely it was some unknown bosun's mate that worked in the sonar lab at the Navy Bureau of Ordinance.
Upon arrival at a official ceremony where the Admiral is a guest speaker or host of the ceremony, and a part of the official party.
"Betty" Stark, King, Kimmel, Ingersoll, Leahy, Nimitz, Halsey, Kidd, McCain, Frank Jack Fletcher, R.K. Turner, Clifton Sprague, Thomas Sprague, Willis Lee, Jesse Oldendorf, Raymond Spruance, Marc Mitscher, Scott, Callahan.
Admiral Grace Hopper was the first female admiral. She was a figurehead in the computer development in the US Navy. She served in the US Navy for 43 years. I had the honor to salute her once..
Established in 1799, the first official U.S. Navy base is the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Currently still an active base, among other commands, it also houses the Navy Historical Center and Museum, as well as facilities for local retirement ceremonies. There are several other active Nav…y commands stationed there as well, including NCIS, CNO, and the Navy JAG Corps. The Navy Yard was the first Navy shore installation and served as the Navy's first shipyard and ordnance center. It is also the oldest Navy installation still in existence. It is also designated on the U.S. Historical Register and as a U.S. Historical Landmark. On a more personal note, the Navy Yard is located in Southeast Washington, D.C., and is in one of the most violent neighborhoods in the city. Though security inside the Yard perimeter and walls is extreme, outside the wall it's extremely unsafe. During my Reserve term with the Chief of Naval Operations staff, I visited the Yard many times, always praying that my car wouldn't break down outside the walls. (MORE)
The rank of Chief was created on April 1, 1893. However, the earliest known use of the term was when Jacob Wasbie, a Cook's Mate serving on board the Alfred , one of the earliest Continental Navy warships, was promoted to "Chief Cook" on June 1, 1776. Source: Naval Historical Center (see link be…low) (MORE)
I'm not sure of the 2009 figures but back in May 1805 there were 144 Admirals consisting of 46 Admirals, 36 Vice Admirals and 62 Rear Admirals.
John McGovern was the Secretary of the Navy in the 1980s but he was not an admiral
The U.S. Army was established on June 14, 1775, just 4 months before the U.S. Navy on October 13, 1775.
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who served as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) during WWII, and Chief of Naval Operations after the Japanese surrender, was the last surviving Navy 5 star (Fleet) Admiral. The rank is a lifetime appointment, with full pay and benefits of an active duty off…icer, only being retired. He died in 1966. (MORE)
Depending on the particular rank of Rear Admiral (Rear Admiral or Rear Admiral(lower half) the abbreviations are: Rear Admiral - RADM (O-8) Rear Admiral(lower half) - RDML (O-7) RDML is similar to a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in that it is the lowest and most junior of the Admiral ranks.
Admiral George Dewey was given that rank on 24 March 1902 with the date of rank retroactive to 2 March 1899.
The first American submarine was simply called Turtle, and was used - unsuccessfully - during the American Revolution, but it was actually operated by the Continental Army.
The typical Navy Admiral will have 30 years of service. That would entitle him to 75% of his base pay in retirement. That would be somewhere anywhere from $7500 to $12000 a month..
king ................... Actually the first Full Admiral (a 4-star rank) is Admiral David Farragut, 25 July 1866. Ernest King was the 55th Admiral when he became a full admiral. King was also not the first 5-star Admiral either, but the third 5-star Admiral: . George Dewey - March 2, 1899 (also …the only Admiral to reach 6-Star Admiral of the Navy, on March 24, 1903, retroactive; but only temprarily until a reversion to being the senior 5-star) . William D. Leahy - December 15, 1944, . Ernest J. King December 17, 1944, . Chester W. Nimitz - December 19, 1944, . William F. "Bull" Halsey - December 11, 1945. (MORE)
If you are referring to the rank of "Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy", which is the equivalent of a 5-star general, then there have been only 4 in the history of the US Navy (many more in other country's navies): . Chester Nimitz . William Leahy . Ernest King . William Halsey Georg…e Dewey was promoted to "Admiral of the Navy" in 1903 (in recognition of his service in the Spanish-American War), which technically out-ranks the "Admiral of the Fleet", but it is a historical anomaly. See the link below for more information. (MORE)
Currently there is only one commissioned ship named after more than one navy man. The USS The Sullivans (DDG-68), a guided-missile destroyer is named after the five Sullivan brothers. The brothers were on the USS Juneau when it was struck by a Japanese torpedo during WWII. Four brothers went down wi…th the ship and the fifth died in a lifeboat. Another U.S. Navy ship, The Sullivans (DD-537), a destroyer, was named after the brothers in 1943. It was decommissioned in 1974. (MORE)
Admiral David Glasgow Farragut (Damn the Torpedoes!) was the first Rear Admiral, Vice Admiral, and Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He was promoted to the rank of Admiral by President Lincoln on July 25, 1866.
An Admiral in the US navy is pay grade O-10, with a minimum salary of a bit over $15,000 per month - since that's the salary for 20 years of service and it normally takes considerably longer than that to reach Admiral rank, a more typical amount would be close to $17,000 per month. Depending on le…ngth of service, it could potentially be up to $18,675 per month. That's for a full Admiral. The lowest "general officer" rank in the US Navy is Rear Admiral (lower half), which is pay grade O-7. To make RDML, you'd normally have to be a Captain for at least three years, and it usually takes 21-23 years of service to reach Captain, so the typical RDML would be making about $11,500 per month. (MORE)
On March 1st, 1794 the USS Constitution was commissioned. You may also know her as "Old Ironsides'
Congress commissioned the fitting of four ships for hostilities growing between the colonies and England, two on 13 October 1775 and two additional ships 30 October. Alfred was the largest of the four with no more than thirty-six guns. Launched in the fall of 1774 as Black Prince and renamed Al…fred 8 November 1775, she became the flagship of Commodore of the Flotilla Master Esek Hopkins, commissioned on 3 December 1775 with Capt. Dudley Saltonstall in command. (MORE)
Rothburg is a well-known fraud in the veteran community, whose claims (some completely bogus) fool many people, including news organizations. There is no real evidence supporting his claims, which if even some were true, would list him as one of the most storied aviators in naval history.
Long on keel and narrow of beam, the first US Navy ships such as "Old Ironsides" had their hulls and frames constructed of pine and oak, including the wood of Southern White Oak trees - and that's no bilgewater, sailor! Just access the related link(s) listed belowdecks to avoid further scuttlebut…t: (MORE)
It was supposed to be a man of the name Sheikh Abdul Rashid, but jealous colleagues spread rumours that he may have an illness, resulting in his promotion being postponed. He later quit at the top of his game, unwilling to accept bull from his fellow colleagues. He was a brilliant man with a great c…areer in the British Navy AND the new Pakistan Navy. (MORE)
There is only one Admiral in the Indian Navy. But there are quite a few Vice-Admirals and Rear Admirals,these are below the rank of Admiral and are all under the Admiral only. Shailesh Mehta 9425082058
Not sure about male, but I found the first female Signalman was Elizabeth Nelson-Hein of Jasper, Alabama. The U.S. Navy disestablished the rating of Signalman in late 2003, reassigning visual communications duties to the Quartermaster rating. Signalmen were either absorbed into the Quartermaster rat…ing, or allowed to switch to other job fields in the Navy. Many chose the Master-at-Arms rating, which expanded dramatically to meet the needs of the Navy in the War on Terror. (MORE)
Joe Sestak became a Navy Admiral in 1985. Later on, after his career in the army, he became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for four years.
Samuel Perry "Powhatan" Carter (August 6, 1819 - May 26, 1891) was a Brevet Major General in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. Originally a U.S. Naval Academy graduate in 1846, he saw service in the Navy up to the Civil War. Never resigning from the Navy, he was detached to the Union Arm…y by the War Department, and appointed a Brigadier General of volunteers. The Navy kept his promotions up during that period, and he eventually attained the rank of Rear Admiral shortly after he retired. (MORE)
Texas doesn't have a Navy or an Army. What they have is a StateGuard Force, which consists of both land and maritime units. Theirrank has no standing in the federal forces.