Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, England’s greatest naval hero, had four orders of knighthood conferred upon him and commanded the 100 gun ship of the line, HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. He died there of his wounds.
Sir Teddy the Soak, now Ireland’s greatest naval hero, attempted to drive the 8 cylinder submersible, USS Oldsmobile under the Bridge of Chappaquiddick. He ran away.
A victim of the fabled Kennedy Curse, he died a 77-year-old, cancer-riddled dipsomaniac.