Branch: Kaiserliche Marine / Reichsmarine / Kriegsmarine
Born: 25 January 1896 in Neuruppin, Germany.
Died: 16 July 1984 in Eutin, Germany.
Konteradmiral 1 February 1943
Kapitän zur See 1 June 1939
Fregattenkapitän 1 July 1937
Korvettenkapitän 1 April 1934
Kapitänleutnant 1 October 1926
Oberleutnant zur See 28 September 1920
Leutnant zur See 13 July 1916
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See 23 December 1914
Takes command on 14 January 1940
Ends command on 1 May 1941
Ernst Kratzenberg was born on 25 January 1896 in Neuruppin, Germany and was a serving member of the Kriegsmarine during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Konteradmiral and went on to command the following Köln.
Ernst Kratzenberg joined Kaiserliche Marine as a Seekadett on 1 April 1914 and went to the naval school and continued his training on board heavy cruiser Hertha.
Ernst Kratzenberg was given the command of the light cruiser Köln on 14 January 1940 and remained in command until 1 May 1941.
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