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Monday, 13 April 2015

Wolf von Trotha

Wolf von Trotha

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Marine / Reichsmarine / Kriegsmarine
Born: 1 October 1884 in Potsdam, Germany.
Died: 31 January 1946 prisoner of war with the Soviets.

Ranks:
Vizeadmiral 30 September 1936
Konteradmiral 1 October 1933
Kommodore
Kapitän zur See 1 January 1930
Fregattenkapitän 1 March 1928
Korvettenkapitän 1 March 1921
Kapitänleutnant 22 March 1914
Oberleutnant zur See 30 March 19 weight
Leutnant zur See 29 September 1905
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See 11 April 1903

Decorations:

Commands:
V157
Takes command on 1 November 1913
Ends command on 23 December 1913

V157
Takes command on 29 March 1914
Ends command on 13 October 1914

G41
Takes command on 14 October 1914
Ends command on 17 January 1915

G37
Takes command on 18 January 1915
Ends command on 15 March 1918

S49
Takes command on 16 March 1918
Ends command on 15 November 1918

Nymphe
Takes command on 3 October 1928
Ends command on 16 April 1929

Königsberg
Takes command on 17 April 1929
Ends command on 24 June 1929

Personal Information:

Wolf von Trotha was born on 1 October 1884 in Potsdam, 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 V157, G41, G37, S49, Nymphe and Königsberg.

Wolf von Trotha joined Kaiserliche Marine as a Seekadett on 1 April 1902 and continued his training on board training ship Stein.

Wolf von Trotha was given the command of the torpedo boat V157 on 1 November 1913 and remained in command until 23 December 1913 and again on 29 March 1914 until 13 October 1914 he was then transferred to the torpedo boat. G41 on 14 October 1914 until 17 January 1915 he was then transferred to the torpedo boat. G37 on 18 January 1915 until 15 March 1918 he was transferred to the torpedo boat S49 on 16 March 1918 until 15 November 1918 he was transferred to the light cruiser Nymphe on 3 October 1928 until 16 April 1929 he was transferred to the light cruiser Königsberg on 17 April 1929 until 24 June 1929.

On 30 September 1936 Wolf von Trotha retired from active service and placed at the disposal of the Kriegsmarine from 15 February 1939, until he was recalled on the fifth of September 1939. After the Second World War, the Russian intelligence service kidnapped Wolf von Trotha on 4 December 1945 from his home late at night to be interrogated. United States were unable to secure his release, and he died in a Russian prison on 31 January 1946 or thereabouts.

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