Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Karl Adolf Zenker

Karl Adolf Zenker


Branch: Reichsmarine / Kriegsmarine
Born: 19 July 1907 in Berlin-Schöneberg, Germany.
Died: 27 March 1998 in Bonn, Germany.

Vizeadmiral September 1967
Konteradmiral 15 October 1960
Kapitän zur See 21 December 1955
Fregattenkapitän 1945
Korvettenkapitän 19 January 1944
Kapitänleutnant 1 April 1936
Oberleutnant zur See
Leutnant zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See


Takes command on 23 September 1936
Ends command on November 1938

Hans Lody
Takes command on 11 August 1942
Ends command on 11 March 1943

Takes command on March 1943
Ends command on 19 January 1944

Personal Information:

Karl Adolf Zenker was born on 19 July 1907 in Berlin-Schöneberg, 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 M146, Hans Lody and Z28.

Karl Adolf Zenker joined Reichsmarine as a Seekadett on 1 April 1926 and went to the naval school in Mürwik and continued his training on board training ship Niobe. From 23 March 1928. He was aboard the light cruiser Emden.

Karl Adolf Zenker went on to command the minesweeper M146 on 23 September 1936 until November 1938. For years later, he went on to command, the destroyer Hans Lody on 11 August 1942 until 11 March 1943, Karl Adolf Zenker was transferred to the destroyer Z28 on March 1943 until 19 January 1944.

Karl Adolf Zenker went on to serve with the Bundesmarine and managed to attained the rank of Vizeadmiral.


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