German Navy
The German Navy (German: Deutsche Marine or simply German: Marine—  ) is the navy of Germany and part of the unified Bundeswehr (the German Armed Forces). It is deeply integrated int...
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List of active ships of the German Navy
List of active German Navy ships is a list of ships in active service with the German Navy. There are approximately 81 ships in commission including; 11 frigates, 5 corvettes, 8 fast attack craft, 5 m...
List of active ships of the German Navy - Wikipedia
Marineflieger
The Marineflieger is the naval air arm of the German Navy.
During the First World War, naval aviators were part of the Kaiserliche Marine. Between the wars, naval aviation, the Seeflieger was abso...
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Samoan crisis
The Samoan Crisis was a confrontation standoff between the United States, Imperial Germany and Great Britain from 1887–1889 over control of the Samoan Islands during the Samoan Civil War. The incident...
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Jens Matzen
Ingwer (Jens) Matzen (22 October 1914 in Morsum, district of Niebüll – 29 February 1980 in Flensburg) was a German naval officer and Schnellboot commander and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Ir...
Uniforms and insignia of the Kriegsmarine
The Kriegsmarine was the navy of Nazi Germany prior to and during World War II. Kriegsmarine uniform design followed that of the preexisting Reichsmarine, itself based on that of the 1st World War Kai...
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Admiral (Germany)
Admiral, short Adm, (en: Admiral) is the most senior flag officer rank rank in the German Navy. It is equivalent to General (Germany) in the German Army of German Air Force. In the Central Medical Ser...
Karl Müller (Kapitänleutnant)
Karl Wilhelm Walter Müller (2 September 1916 in Essen-Borbeck – 19 May 1989 in Celle) was a German naval officer and a Schnellboot commander and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Germ...
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Gerd-Dietrich Schneider
Gerd-Dietrich Schneider (25 March 1921 – 15 July 2004) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant zur See in the Kriegsmarine during World War II and a Korvettenkapitän der Reserve in the Bundesmarine. He w...
Minentaucher
Minentaucher (Mine Clearance Divers) are particularly trained military divers of the German Navy. Their operational areas are:Mine Clearance Divers are highly qualified specialists, who are stationed ...
Seedienst Ostpreußen
The Seedienst Ostpreussen or Sea Service East Prussia was a ferry connection between the German provinces of Pomerania and, later, Schleswig-Holstein and the German exclave of East Prussia from 1920 t...
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Volksmarine
The Volksmarine - VM (English: People's Navy), was the official designation of the naval forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was part of the National People's Army, established on 1 Mar...
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Unterleutnant zur See
Unterleutnant (NPA-original abbreviation Ultn.; en: translation "Under-lieutenant" or "sub-lieutenant") was an officer of the German Democratic Republic's army (e.g. the National People's Army from 19...
Counter Admiral
Counter admiral is a rank found in many navies of the world, but no longer used in English-speaking countries, where the equivalent rank is rear admiral. The term derives from the French contre-amira...
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Lake Bant
Lake Bant, or Banter See in German, is an artificial lake in the North Sea port city of Wilhelmshaven in north-west Germany. It is about 2.6 km long and 0.5 km wide. It was originally part o...
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Tirpitz Plan
The Tirpitz Plan, formulated by Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, was Germany's pre-World War I strategic aim to build the second largest navy in the world after the United Kingdom, thereby advancing itself...
Siegfried Wuppermann
Siegfried Wuppermann (15 December 1916 – 15 April 2005) was a Kapitänleutnant with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and later served with the Bundesmarine. He was a recipient of the coveted Knight...
Flottenadmiral
An admiral of the fleet or fleet admiral (sometimes also known as admiral of the navy or grand admiral) is a military naval officer of the highest rank. In many nations the rank is reserved for wartim...
Hellmut Rohweder
Hellmut Rohweder (17 January 1914 – 9 February 2008) was a German chief engineer (German: Leitender Ingenieur abbreviated LI) on a U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the...
Bootsmann
Bootsmann (Btsm or B) is the lowest Portepeeunteroffizier (NCO with portepeé) rank in the German Navy. It belongs to the particular rank group Senior NCOs with port epée. It is grouped as OR6 in NAT...
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Marineamt
The Navy Office (German: Marineamt) was a higher command within the German Navy, founded in 1965 and disestablished in 2012. Its original responsibility was training, education and armaments plann...
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Naval Protection Force
The Naval Protection Force (German: Marineschutzkräfte — MSK) was a marine unit of the German Navy. It had the size of a Battalion and was part of the 1st Flotilla (Einsatzflottille 1). It was establi...