A Military History of Sovereign Hawaii   

    The Kingdom of Hawai‘i

    Commanders-in-Chief

 

 

 

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The Hon. William Pitt Kalanimoku (Pukaua)                                                                        1796-1819

The Hon. Ali‘i Hoapili Ulumaheihei (Pukaua)                                                                       1819-1825

The Hon. Mataio Kekuanao‘a (Pukaua)                                                                              1825-1830

The Hon. Ali‘i Hoapili Ulumaheihei (Pukaua)                                                                       1830-1831

The Hon. John Adams Kuakini (Pukaua)                                                                             1831-1834

The Hon. Mataio Kekuanao‘a (‘Alihikaua) – ex officio*                                                     1834-1853

H.R.H. Lieutenant General Prince Alexander Liholiho (‘Alihikaua) – ex officio                     1853-1854

H.R.H. Lieutenant General Prince Lot Kamehameha (‘Alihikaua) – ex officio                      1854-1863

H.M. King Kamehameha V (C-in-C)                                                                                  1863-1872

H.M. King William Charles Lunalilo (C-in-C)                                                                      1873-1874

Lieutenant General The Hon. John Owen Dominis (C-in-C)                                                 1874-1880

Lieutenant General The Hon. John Owen Dominis (C-in-C) – ex officio                              1880-1886

H.M. King David Kalakaua (Generalissimo)                                                                        1886-1887

Lieutenant General The Hon. John Owen Dominis (C-in-C)                                                 1886-1887

H.M. King David Kalakaua (C-in-C)                                                                                  1887-1888

H.M. King David Kalakaua (C-in-C)                                                                                  1890-1891

H.M. Queen Lydia Lili‘uokalani (C-in-C)                                                                            1891-1893

*Under the Constitutions of 1840 and 1852 the sovereign was titular head of the armed forces.