Life dates of Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine admirals

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Life dates of Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 30 Jul 2022 21:32

I need help with the life dates (and also places of birth/death) for some Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine admirals. I found conflicting information for some admirals (for now only for A-G alphabetically, the rest will follow soon). I will also start a thread for Kaiserliche Marine admirals over on the "Imperial Germany" subforum.

Vizeadmiral Theodor Arps
* 02.02.1884 or 11.02.1884 Neuenkirchen, Holstein
† 28.04.1947 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Vizeadmiral (Ing.) z.V. Werner Bettenhäuser
* 03.05.1886 Meine, District Gifhorn
11.09.1959 or 12.09.1959 Halver, Westfalen

Char. Marinegeneraloberstabsarzt Dr. med. Johannes Brachmann
* 29.01.1867 Köln
02.04.1941 or 29.04.1941 Hamburg

Generaladmiral Rolf Carls
* 29.05.1885. Rostock
15.04.1945 or 24.04.1945 Bad Oldesloe

Konteradmiral z.V./SS-Brigadeführer Franz Claassen
* 15.11.1881 Goldbeck, Pommern
† 02.05.1945 Pommern (Missing)
Does anyone have the date of death perhaps?
Also, were Konteradmiral z.V. Franz Claassen and Konteradmiral z.V. Siegfried Claassen (1884-1951) indeed brothers?


Konteradmiral z.V. Reinhold Gadow
* 25.04.1882 Berlin
† Autumn 1946 Sachsenhausen KZ (Missing)
Info from Henriot/Hildebrand: "He went missing in the Sachsenhausen KZ in the Autumn of 1946 after being abducted by the Russians. Records of the Registry Office Plön determined this on 25.04.1949, however an exact date of death was not given."
Does anyone have the date of death?

Konteradmiral Eberhard Godt
* 05.08.1900 or 15.08.1900 Lübeck
† 13.09.1995 Lübeck or somewhere else?

Vizeadmiral Friedrich Götting
* 07.02.1886 or 29.10.1886 Berlin-Wilmersdorf
† 03.01.1946 Russian Captivity

Konteradmiral Eberhard von Goetze
* 13.08.1893 Cosel, Oberschlesien
16.10.1977 or 17.10.1977 Oberlauchringen, Baden-Württemberg
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Re: Life dates of Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine admirals

Post by Dave Danner » 31 Jul 2022 04:19

Franz Claassen and Siegfried Claassen were only distantly related. Their common ancestor was Heinrich Claassen (1647-1703).

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Post by Dave Danner » 31 Jul 2022 04:32

Theodor Arps was born on 11.02.1884, according to his marriage and death certificates. Also, according to his death certificate, he died on 01.05.1947.

According to his death certificate, Brachmann died on 29.04.1941.

According to his marriage certificate, Godt was born on 05.08.1900 in Lübeck and died on 13.09.1995 in Kiel.

According to his birth certificate, Götting was born on 07.02.1886.

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Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 31 Jul 2022 09:36

Thank you Dave!
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Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 12 Aug 2022 20:02

I forgot I had this piece of information regarding Konteradmiral Eberhard von Goetze that I received from a relative of his. Here it clearly states he died on 16.10.1977. This date is also in Hildebrand/Henriot's "Deutschlands Admirale".
The 17.10.1977 date comes from "Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels" published in 1999. I guess they got it wrong then?
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