Eärnil I was the nephew of Tarannon Falastur and the thirteenth King of Gondor.

He became the second of the four Ship-kings of Gondor, repaired the haven of Pelargir and built a great navy. He attempted to take Umbar, attacking it by sea and by land, and eventually achieved victory in TA 933, though with great cost, and turned it into a great harbour and fortress of Gondor.

Eärnil I was lost with many ships and men in a storm off the coast of Umbar.

Eärnil I ruled for 23 years, from TA 913-936, and was succeeded by his son, Ciryandil.
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