Ernest King
Ernest King
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1878
Date of Death: 1956
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Sailor
Military Branch: United States Navy
(World War I)
(World War II)
Turtledove 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" Edit

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 EarlyEdit

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