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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Leo Kreisch

Leo Kreisch

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Marine / Reichsmarine / Kriegsmarine
Born: 25 June 1895 in Xanten, Germany.
Died: 22 July 1977 in Lüneburg, Germany.

Ranks:
Vizeadmiral 1 January 1945
Konteradmiral 1 January 1943
Kommodore
Kapitän zur See 1 April 1939
Fregattenkapitän 1 April 1937
Korvettenkapitän 1 October 1933
Kapitänleutnant 1 April 1926
Oberleutnant zur See 28 September 1920
Leutnant zur See 13 July 1916
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See 23 December 1914

Decorations:

Commands:
T154
Takes command on 19 September 1924
Ends command on 30 September 1926

T153
Takes command on 30 September 1927
Ends command on 24 September 1929

Nürnberg
Takes command on 7 August 1940
Ends command on 19 March 1941

Lützow
Takes command on 31 March 1941
Ends command on 3 July 1941

Lützow
Takes command on 7 September 1941
Ends command on 17 January 1942
We spent five days in the Deutschland
I commanded the captured City of Flint

Personal Information:

Leo Kreisch was born on 25 June 1895 in Xanten, 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 T154, T153, Nürnberg and Lützow.

Leo Kreisch joined Kaiserliche Marine as a Seekadett on 1 April 1914 and went to the naval school and continued his training on board heavy cruiser Victoria Louise.

Leo Kreisch was given the command of the fleet tender T154 on 19 September 1924 and remained in command until 30 September 1926 he was then transferred to the torpedo boat T153 on 30 September 1927 until 24 September 1929. During the Second World War Leo Kreisch was given command of the light cruiser Nürnberg on 7 August 1940, until 19 March 1941, he was then transferred to the pocket battleship Lützow (ex Deutschland) on 31 March 1941 until 17 January 1942.

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