That ties in with what I have heard. The comment was made that "he hated everybody" - apparently his hatred for the RN was nothing compared to his hatred of the US Army!Admiral King was anti everything not USN, And no ones found any evidence of his alleged Britophobia. For someone who supposedly ‘hated’ the British, he seemed to get along well enough with the BPF’s Admirals.
But he apparently got on very well with General Dill when they were both on the 'Joint Chiefs of Staff". https://www.marshallfoundation.org/marshall/wpcontent/uploads/sites/22/2014/04/Dill+Marshall.pdf
And if he was an anglophobe - why did he follow the "Beatty' fashion of handkerchief below his medals?
I had always been taught he was a simple Anglophobe, but on examination that does not seem to have been the case - indeed he seems to have been a very complex character who did a great job.
Apologies for thread drift