Monday, June 6, 2016

Korvettenkapitän Werner Dobberstein

Korvettenkapitän Werner Dobberstein (4 April 1911 – 25 February 1993) entered the Reichsmarine in 1930. He received his basic seamanship training on the training ship 'Niobe', the light cruiser 'Emden' and the survey vessel 'Meteor'. In 1933 followed cadet-training in the ship Artillery School in Kiel and in the Torpedo School Flensburg. In October 1934 Dobberstein promoted to Leutnant zur See and is simultaneously as a 1st Watch Officer on the minesweeper "M-133". In 1939 he was in command of the fleet support vessel "F-8". As a Kapitänleutnant, he became company commander in the 8. Schiffsstammabteilung in June 1939. After the outbreak of the war, Werner Dobberstein served as a Flottillenchef in the 5. Räumbootsflottille from June 1940. His operating area  was in the North Norwegian waters. For his brilliant leadership, Dobberstein received the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes in 4 September 1941. After World War II Werner he went on to serve in German Federal Navy (Bundesmarine) from 11 January 1956 to 30 June 1957.

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