The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

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Post by Glenn2438 » 15 Dec 2011 17:38

Hermann v. Eichhorn

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Post by AVV » 16 Dec 2011 15:12

Hello!
Quite right.
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Post by Glenn2438 » 16 Dec 2011 16:57

Aleks,

thank you. In 1899 the title of Fähnrich zur See was introduced for senior officer aspirants of the Kaiserliche Marine. Which title of rank did it replace?

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Post by Polar bear » 17 Dec 2011 15:11

hi,

Seekadett (the former, lower rank of Kadett became Seekadett, now)

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Post by Glenn2438 » 17 Dec 2011 21:18

Hi PB,

absolutely right; The AKO of 1 January 1899 restyled the former rank of Seekadett to Fähnrich zur See and Kadett to Seekadett. At the same time the former rank of Unterlieutenant zur See became Leutnant zur See. Similarly all occurances of Premier became Ober and the spelling of Lieutenant became Leutnant.

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Post by Polar bear » 18 Dec 2011 19:41

hi,

I assume the next question is mine ... let´s stay in the year 1899 ...

two Unterlieutenants zur See, later, as flag officers in the Reichsmarine, in a bitter feud against each other, served together on the same ship (with a very distinctive name) ... they were ?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 18 Dec 2011 22:26

Hi the pb,

presumably Unterlieutenant zur See Erich Raeder and Unterlieutenant zur See Wolfgang Wegener of S.M.S. Deutschland?

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Post by Polar bear » 19 Dec 2011 14:42

hi, Glenn,

bull´s eye ! BRAVO ZULU !

over to you, again,

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Post by Glenn2438 » 19 Dec 2011 15:50

Hi the pb,

many thanks. An Army question now: Which Prussian battalion captured the Hannoverian fortress of Stade in June 1866 and who was the battalion commander?

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Post by Polar bear » 19 Dec 2011 17:45

hi, Glenn,

that was the Fusilier battalion of 25th Infantry Regiment, Commanding officer Oberstlieutenant von Cranach.

Source: Theodor Fontane, Der deutsche Krieg von 1866, Vol. 2, p. 6 (footnote)

note: we should take care that this doesn´t develop into a "dialogue" and invite other participants ...

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Post by Glenn2438 » 19 Dec 2011 17:56

Hi the pb,

that was fast work! Interestingly, the Austrian official history erroneously says it was the I. Bataillon. Oberstlieutenant Cranach went on to win both Grades of the Order pour le Mérite and rose to the rank of a charakterisierter General der Infanterie. This portrait from the regimental history of Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 57 published in 1901.

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Post by Polar bear » 20 Dec 2011 00:52

hi,

which ships of the Royal Prussian navy were employed in the aforementioned attack on Stade ?
(Glenn, if you know it, as I presume, give others at least a chance)

I beg your pardon that this is not a "Imperial navy" question :oops: I was misled into 1866 by Glenn :lol:

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Post by Glenn2438 » 23 Dec 2011 21:32

Hi the pb,

perhaps if I answer the question and then we can let some willing volunteer post the next question.

Although the overall commander of the ferrying operation was Corvetten-Capitain Reinhold Werner in the Panzer-Schiff SMS Arminus, the two vessels mainly involved in transporting the troops across the Elbe were the Aviso SMS Loreley (Capitain-Lieutenant Julius Ratzeburg) and the Kanonenboot SMS Cyclop (Capitain-Lieutenant Franz Ullfers).

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Post by Glenn2438 » 23 Dec 2011 21:33

Hi the pb,

perhaps if I answer the question and then we can let some willing volunteer post the next question.

Although the overall commander of the ferrying operation was Corvetten-Capitain Reinhold Werner in the Panzer-Schiff SMS Arminus, the two vessels mainly involved in transporting the troops across the Elbe were the Aviso SMS Loreley (Capitain-Lieutenant Julius Ratzeburg) and the Kanonenboot SMS Cyclop (Capitain-Lieutenant Franz Ullfers).

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 26 Dec 2011 18:03

hi, Glenn,

correct, of course.

as Glenn proposed, the thread is open for the next question ...

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