Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Gustav Kleikamp

Gustav Kleikamp


Branch: Kaiserliche Marine / Reichsmarine / Kriegsmarine
Born: 8 March 1896 in Fiddichow, Oder, Germany.
Died: 13 September 1952 in Mulheim, Germany.

Vizeadmiral 1 October 1943
Konteradmiral 1 April 1942
Kapitän zur See 1 April 1938
Fregattenkapitän 1 October 1936
Korvettenkapitän 1 October 1932
Kapitänleutnant 1 February 1925
Oberleutnant zur See 7 January 1920
Leutnant zur See 18 September 1915
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See 3 April 1914


Takes command on 1 October 1922
Ends command on 30 September 1923

Schleswig Holstein
Takes command on 26 April 1939
Ends command on 28 August 1940

Personal Information:

Gustav Kleikamp was born on 8 March 1896 in Fiddichow, Oder, Germany and was a serving member of the Kriegsmarine during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Vizeadmiral and went on to command the following M133 and Schleswig Holstein.

Gustav Kleikamp joined Kaiserliche Marine as a Seekadett on 1 April 1911 and went to the naval school in Mürwik and continued his training on board heavy cruiser Veneta during this time, he was promoted to the rank of Fähnrich zur See.

Gustav Kleikamp took command of the minesweeper M133 on 1 October 1922 and remained in command until 30 September 1923. Many years passed before Gustav Kleikamp became commander of the pre-dreadnought Schleswig Holstein on 26 April 1939 until 28 August 1940.


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