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Encyclopedia > Großadmiral
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In the The German Navy has had several names depending on the political structure of Germany at the time: Deutsche Marine (German Navy) (1848)-(1852) Norddeutsche Bundesmarine (Northern German Federal Navy) (1866-1871) Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy) (1872-1918) Vorläufige Reichsmarine (1919-1921) Reichsmarine (State Navy) (1921-1935) Kriegsmarine (War Navy...German Navy the rank of Grand Admiral (Großadmiral) was considered the highest Naval rank. The position was the equivalent of an Royal Navy Insignia Admiral of the Fleet is a rank of the British Royal Navy and is the most senior Admiral of the naval service, the equivalent to a Fleet Admiral. ...Admiral of the Fleet or a United States A Fleet Admiral in the United States Navy is an Admiral considered the equivalent of the United States Armys General of the Army. ...Fleet Admiral.


World War I

Before and during the Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...World War I, the following men were made Grand Admirals of the German The Kaiserliche Marine or Imperial Navy was the German Navy created by the formation of the German Empire and existed between 1871 and 1919; it grew out of the Prussian Navy and the Norddeutsche Bundesmarine. ...Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy):

      •   Hans von Koester   This article is in need of attention. ...28 June 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...1905,
      •   Prinz Heinrich von Preußen   September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ...4 September 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...1909,
      •   Alfred von Tirpitz ( March 19, 1849 – March 6, 1930) was a German Admiral, Minister of State and Commander of the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I from 1914 until 1916. ...Alfred von Tirpitz   January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...27 January 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ...1911,
      •   Henning von Holtzendorff   May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years). ...31 May 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...1918.

World War II

Before and during the Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (60,000 ft) into the air. ...World War II, the following men were made Grand Admirals of the German The Kriegsmarine or War Navy was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi reign. ...Kriegsmarine:

  • Erich Raeder. ...Erich Raeder was made a Grand Admiral on 1 April 1939
  • Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz. ...Karl Dönitz, Commander of the U_Boat Fleet and later successor to For other people with the surname Hitler, see Hitler (disambiguation). ...Adolf Hitler was made a Grand Admiral on January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...January 30 , 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...1943 after succeeding Raeder as the Commander_in_Chief of the Kriegsmarine.

The Kriegsmarine also used the rank of In the German Kriegsmarine, of the Second World War, General Admiral was a rank considered senior to a full Admiral, but junior to a Grand Admiral. ...General Admiral (Generaladmiral) which was considered senior to a full Admiral, but junior to a Grand Admiral.


Other Uses

The rank of Star Wars Grand Admiral Breast Insignia In the Expanded Universe literature of Star Wars, Grand Admiral is a supreme military rank of the Galactic Empire, outranking all other political and military personnel, including Imperial Moffs. ...Grand Admiral has also appeared in Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ...science fiction literature, most notable the The Expanded Universe (or EU for short) is a collection of fictional background material from the Star Wars universe that is derived from official novels, comic books, and various other media besides the movies themselves. ...Star Wars Expanded Universe where the rank is held by Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe who first appeared in the Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire trilogy of novels, set five years after the time of Return of the Jedi. ...Grand Admiral Thrawn.


 
 

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