Ah, okay...Sorry, I'm not well versed in the proper naval terminology.
Your poll is fascinating, by the way. It might be interesting to do a similar poll on leading naval figures of the war (Farragut, Semmes, etc.).
I had originally intended to have more choices (for instance, the US and CS Marine Corps), but the forum software limits the number of options, durnit. Your suggestion sounds interesting; what would it be (most effective naval officer, most interesting naval officer, etc.)?