Ernest King
Ernest King.jpg
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1878
Date of Death: 1956
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Occupation: Sailor
Military Branch: United States Navy
(World War I, World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
"News From the Front"
POD: December 8, 1941
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Two Fronts
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King (November 23, 1878 – June 25, 1956) was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations (COMINCH-CNO) during World War II.

Ernest King in "News From the Front"[]

In an expose by The New Yorker published on March 24, 1942, Admiral Ernest King wondered if the British were acting diligently enough to disrupt German Naval operations, particularly U-boat activity.[1]

Ernest King in The War That Came Early[]

By 1942, Admiral Ernest King was the chief naval officer, responsible for the war between the United States and Japan.[2]


  1. See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, pg. 97.
  2. Two Fronts, pg. 74.
Military offices
Preceded by
Harold R. Stark
United States Chief of Naval Operations
Succeeded by
Chester Nimitz