List of commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Navy

This article lists the commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Navy. The Chilean Navy (Spanish: Armada de Chile) is the naval force of Chile. The Chilean Navy dates back to 1817.

Commander-in-chief of the Chilean Navy
Coat of arms of the Chilean Navy
Coat of arms of the Chilean Navy
Almirante Julio Leiva
Incumbent
Admiral Julio Leiva Molina

since 2017
 Chilean Navy
Reports toChief of the Joint Chiefs of Defence
AppointerPresident of Chile
Term length4 years
Formation1817
First holderRudecindo Alvarado

List

Valparaíso governor

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
Fco. de la Lastra Colonel Francisco de la Lastra de la Sotta 1812 1814 Valparaíso governor
Rudecindo Alvarado Lieutenant Colonel Rudecindo Alvarado 1817 1817 Valparaíso governor
Fco. de la Lastra Colonel Francisco de la Lastra de la Sotta 1817 1818 Valparaíso governor

Navy General Commander

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
MBlancoE Navy Captain 1st Class Manuel Blanco Encalada 1818 1821 Navy General Commander
JIgnacioZenteno Colonel José Ignacio Zenteno del Pozo 1821 1825 Navy General Commander
Fco. de la Lastra General Francisco de la Lastra de la Sotta 1825 1829 Navy General Commander
JoseMariaCruz Division General José María de la Cruz Prieto 1829 1831 Navy General Commander
No image José Matías López Orrego 1831 1833 Navy General Commander
DPortalesP Colonel of Militia Diego Portales Palazuelos 1833 1834 Navy General Commander
Ramón de la Cavareda Colonel Ramón de la Cavareda Trucios 1834 1837 Navy General Commander
No image Colonel Victorino Garrido 1837 1842 Navy General Commander
JoseMariaCruz Division General José María de la Cruz Prieto 1842 1843 Navy General Commander
RWSimpson Commodore Robert Winthrop Simpson 1843 1844 Navy General Commander
JJPrieto Division General José Joaquín Prieto Vial 1844 1845 Navy General Commander
Roberto Simpson Navy Captain Robert Winthrop Simpson 1845 1846 Navy General Commander
JSAldunate General José Santiago Aldunate Toro 1846 1847 Navy General Commander
MBlancoE Vice Admiral Manuel Blanco Encalada 1847 1852 Navy General Commander
Roberto Simpson Rear Admiral Robert Winthrop Simpson 1852 1853 Navy General Commander
No image Julián Riesco Droguett 1853 1856 Navy General Commander
No image Domingo Espiñera Riesco 1856 1858 Navy General Commander
No image Manuel Valenzuela Castillo 1858 1858 Navy General Commander
No image Jovino Novoa Vidal 1859 1859 Navy General Commander
Juan Vidaurre-Leal Morla General Juan Vidaurre-Leal Morla 1859 1859 Navy General Commander
CSaavedraRodriguez Colonel Cornelio Saavedra Rodríguez 1860 1860 Navy General Commander
No image General José Santiago Aldunate Toro 1861 1864 Navy General Commander
No image Juan Ramón Lira 1864 1865 Navy General Commander
No image Vicente Villalón 1865 1865 Navy General Commander
No image Juan Ramón Lira 1865 1866 Navy General Commander
No image José María de la Cruz Salvo 1867 1867 Navy General Commander
José Anacleto Goñi Prieto Commodore José Anacleto Goñi Prieto 1867 1868 Navy General Commander
No image Juan Ramón Lira 1868 1868 Navy General Commander
José Anacleto Goñi Prieto Commodore José Anacleto Goñi Prieto 1869 1870 Navy General Commander
No image Francisco Echaurren García-Huidobro 1870 1876 Navy General Commander
Eulogio Altamirano Aracena Eulogio Altamirano Aracena 1876 1879 Navy General Commander
José Anacleto Goñi Prieto Rear Admiral José Anacleto Goñi Prieto 1879 1880 Navy General Commander
Eulogio Altamirano Aracena Eulogio Altamirano Aracena 1880 1880 Navy General Commander
Oscar Viel y Toro Commodore Oscar Viel Toro 1881 1883 Navy General Commander
No image Domingo Toro Herrera 1884 1885 Navy General Commander
JJLatorreB Rear Admiral Juan José Latorre Benavente 1886 1887 Navy General Commander
LUribeO Rear Admiral Luis Uribe Orrego 1887 1889 Navy General Commander
Williams2 Rear Admiral Juan Williams Rebolledo 1890 1891 Navy General Commander
Oscar Viel y Toro Rear Admiral Oscar Viel Toro 1891 1891 Navy General Commander
No image Rear Admiral Francisco Javier Molinas Gacitúa 1892 1892 Navy General Commander
No image Rear Admiral Luis Anacleto Castillo Goñi 1893 1897 Navy General Commander

Navy General Director

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
MonttJorge01 Vice Admiral Jorge Montt Álvarez 1897 1913 Navy General Director
No image Vice Admiral Luis Alberto Goñi Simpson 1913 1916 Navy General Director
LindorPerezG Vice Admiral Lindor Pérez Gacitúa 1916 1916 Navy General Director
No image Vice Admiral Joaquín Muñoz Hurtado 1916 1922 Navy General Director
Francisco Nef Vice Admiral Francisco Nef Jara 1922 1924 Navy General Director
No image Vice Admiral Salustio Valdés Cortés 1924 1925 Navy General Director
No image Vice Admiral Luis Langlois Vidal 1925 1925 Navy General Director
No image Vice Admiral Juan Schroeder Peña 1925 1927 Navy General Director

Navy Inspector General

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
No image Vice Admiral José Toribio Merino Saavedra 1927 1928 Navy Inspector General
Felipe Wiegand c.1939-1940 Rear Admiral Felipe Wiegand Rodríguez 1928 1929 Navy Inspector General
No image Rear Admiral Alejandro García Castelblanco 1929 1930 Navy Inspector General
No image Vice Admiral Hipólito Marchant Morales 1930 1931 Navy Inspector General
No image Rear Admiral Alejandro García Castelblanco 1931 1931 Navy Inspector General
No image Vice Admiral Hipólito Marchant Morales 1931 1932 Navy Inspector General
No image Rear Admiral Edgardo von Schröeders Sarratea 1932 1932 Navy Inspector General

Navy General Director

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
No image Rear Admiral Carlos Jouanne de la Motte du Portail 1932 1932 Navy General Director
No image Rear Admiral Luis Alvarez Jaramillo 1932 1932 Navy General Director
No image Rear Admiral Calisto Rogers Ceas 1932 1932 Navy General Director
No image Vice Admiral Olegario Reyes del Río 1932 1938 Navy General Director

Navy Commander-in-chief

Portrait Rank Name Entered Office Exited Office Position
No image Vice Admiral Olegario Reyes del Río 1938 1938 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Luis Alvarez Jaramillo 1938 1938 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Julio Allard Pinto 1938 1943 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Vicente Merino Bielich 1943 1947 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Emilio Daroch Soto 1947 1948 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Carlos Torres Hevia 1948 1952 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Danilo Bassi Galleguillos 1952 1952 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Enrique Lagreze Echavarría 1952 1954 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Francisco O'Ryan Orrego 1954 1958 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Vice Admiral Leopoldo Fontaine Nakin 1958 1962 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Hernán Cubillos Leiva 1962 1964 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Jacobo Neumann Etienne 1964 1966 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Ramón Barros González 1966 1968 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Fernando Porta Angulo 1968 1970 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Hugo Tirado Barros 1970 1970 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Raúl Montero Cornejo 1970 1973 Navy Commander-in-chief
José Toribio Merino Castro cropped Admiral José Toribio Merino Castro 1973 1990 Navy Commander-in-chief
Jorge Martínez Busch Admiral Jorge Martínez Busch 1990 1997 Navy Commander-in-chief
Jorge Arancibia Admiral Jorge Arancibia Reyes 1997 2001 Navy Commander-in-chief
No image Admiral Miguel Ángel Vergara Villalobos 2001 2005 Navy Commander-in-chief
Almirante Codina Admiral Rodolfo Codina Díaz 2005 2009 Navy Commander-in-chief
Edmundo González Robles Admiral Edmundo González Robles 2009 2013 Navy Commander-in-chief
Enrique Larrañaga Martin Admiral Enrique Larrañaga Martín 2013 2017 Navy Commander-in-chief
Almirante Julio Leiva Admiral Julio Leiva Molina 2017 Incumbent Navy Commander-in-chief

See also

List of commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force

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List of commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Army

This article lists the commanders-in-chief of the Chilean Army. The Chilean Army (Spanish: Ejército de Chile) is the land force of Chile. The Chilean Army dates back to 1810.

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