The U.S. Navy has yet to produce a commander who can equal Nelson’s combination of war-fighting excellence, personal gallantry, and public prominence. Whether the Navy can produce one today, absent a powerful rival on the high seas, is doubtful at best.
"Why Doesn’t America Have a Nelson?—Does It Need One?,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 58
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol58/iss4/4