Thursday, 5 March 2015

Robert Witthoeft Emden

Robert Witthoeft Emden


Branch: Kaiserliche Marine / Kriegsmarine
Born: 29 August 1886 in Marienwerder, Germany.
Died: 4 December 1960 in Hamburg, Germany.

Vizeadmiral 1 November 1937
Konteradmiral 1 April 1935
Kapitän zur See 1 April 1931
Fregattenkapitän 1 April 1929
Korvettenkapitän 1 November 1923
Kapitänleutnant 23 December 1919
Oberleutnant zur See 13 July 1909
Leutnant zur See 28 September 1907
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See 11 April 1905


Takes command on 24 June 1929
Ends command on 2 September 1929

Takes command on 2 September 1929
Ends command on 27 September 1930

Takes command on 11 October 1930
Ends command on 22 March 1932

Personal Information:

Robert Witthoeft Emden was born on 29 August 1886 in Marienwerder 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 Königsberg and Emden

Robert Witthoeft Emden joined Kaiserliche Marine as a Seekadett on 6 April 1904 and went to the naval school in Mürwik and continued his training on board school ship Stein during this time, he was promoted to the rank of Fähnrich zur See.

Robert Witthoeft Emden was assigned acting commander of the light cruiser Königsberg on the 24th of June 1929 and on the third of September 1929 he became the command of the light cruiser Königsberg this command lasted until 2 September 1930. Robert Witthoeft Emden was transferred to the light cruiser Emden on the 11 October 1930 and he remained in command of the Emden until 22 March 1932.


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