Andrea Doria

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Andrea Doria
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Andrea in a naval winter uniform (1933).
Born(1892-01-01)1 January 1892
Fumicino, Lombardo, Cacertian Empire
Died7 March 1984(1984-03-07) (aged 92)
Fumicino, Lombardo, Cacerta
AllegianceCacertianEmpireFlag.png Cacertian Empire (to 1940)
 Cacerta (after 1940)
Service/branchCRNEnsign.png Cacertian Royal Navy
Years of service1902–1970 (68 years)
RankCRN-OF-10.png Admiral of the Fleet
Commands heldGrand Admiral of the Royal Navy
Center Fleet
HMS Amika Carpio
Battles/warsDivide War
Siduri War

Andrea Eufemia Doria (1 January 1892 – 7 March 1984) was a head of House Davion well-known for her tenure as the Grand Admiral of the Royal Navy from 1934 until her retirement from active duty in 1966. Her tenure as Grand Admiral was characterized by the Cacertian Empire’s participation in the Siduri War and the strategic contributions she made to reforming the Royal Navy following the Divide War.

A competent and progressive naval strategist, historians credit Andrea vehemently advocated for a more maneuverable form of warfare and aggressively campaigned to abandon the Decisive Battle Doctrine. There were many detractors of her proposed changes in the CRN, but few challenged her strong-willed personality. After the Siduri War broke out, she often commanded her fleets personally and was the last Grand Admiral to serve in combat before the position was permanently changed to a professional statutory office.