Chester William Nimitz

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Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz (24 February, 1885 – 20 February, 1966) served in the United States Navy. Although he achieved his greatest fame directing the Pacific Fleet and its carrier task forces during the Second World War, during the early years of the century he was a junior officer cutting his teeth in submarines.

Life & Career

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Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John L. King
Captain of U.S.S. Decatur
1907[Citation needed] – 1907
Succeeded by
John M. Smeallie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Snapper
2 Feb, 1910
Succeeded by
Joseph W. Jewell
Preceded by
Julius C. Townsend
Captain of U.S.S. Narwhal
before 1 Jan, 1911[1] – 1911[2][3]
Succeeded by
Lee P. Warren
as Captain of U.S.S. D-1
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. E-1
14 Feb, 1912
Succeeded by
Raymond A. Deming
Preceded by
Robert W. Kessler
Captain of U.S.S. Chicago
6 May, 1919[4]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ernest J. King
Chief of Naval Operations
15 Dec, 1945[5] – 15 Dec, 1947[6]
Succeeded by
Louis E. Denfeld


  1. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 36.
  2. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 56.
  3. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 36.
  4. Register of Officers, 1922. pp. 22-23.
  5. Wikipedia
  6. Wikipedia