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    Lots of Kriegsmarine Admirals to ID on a group photo

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    This is a thread I started a while ago on the Axis history forum, but had no luck there.

    My goal is to identify the Admirals on these photos.
    This is the ceremony of Erich Raeder being promoted to Großadmiral on board the Scharnhorst in Wilhelmshaven on 1 April 1939. The date is important to narrow down the search. Also the "Tirpitz" was launched the same day.
    I hope you can help. Open the photos in a new tab to zoom them in a bit. They are possibly placed in seniority order. Feel free to correct any mistakes and comment below if you have any ideas.

    1 Admiral Conrad Albrecht (promoted the same day to Generaladmiral)
    2 ???
    3 Hafenbaudirektor Karl Tiburtius
    4 ???
    5 ???
    6 Vizeadmiral Friedrich Götting
    7 ??? (face barely visible)
    8 ???
    9 Possibly Marineoberbaudirektor Prof.Dipl.Ing. Hermann Burkhardt ??? (he is ID'd on a different photo from the same date, the launching of the Tirpitz)
    10 Vizeadmiral Hans-Herbert Stobwasser ??? (I don't think he is Stobwasser)
    a ??? (again he is too short so the face isn't visible)
    b Vizeadmiral Günther Guse
    c ???
    d Vizeadmiral Hermann von Fischel
    e ???
    f Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Hans Fechter
    g Vizeadmiral Hermann Densch
    h ???
    i Vizeadmiral Wilhelm Marschall
    j Charakter als Vizeadmiral Ernst Wolf
    k Charakter als Vizeadmiral Kurt Aßmann
    Admiral between k and l ??? (barely visible)
    l Konteradmiral Heinrich Ancker ??? (I am not sure about this one either)
    m Konteradmiral Witold Rother
    n Konteradmiral Raul Mewis
    o Konteradmiral Otto von Schrader ??? (pretty sure it isn't von Schrader)
    p Konteradmiral Werner Grassmann
    q Konteradmiral Günther Lütjens
    r Konteradmiral Otto Schniewind
    s Konteradmiral Conrad Patzig
    t Konteradmiral Otto Hormel ??? (again, not sure about this one)
    u Vizeadmiral Willy von Nordeck (he can be seen in detail on the last photo of this post)

    To help ID the rest of the Admirals I compiled a list of all the Admirals that held either the Konteradmiral, Vizeadmiral, Admiral or Generaladmiral rank (or Charakter of those ranks) as of 01 April 1939 (i.e. the date these photos were taken) and were active at that time in the Kriegsmarine. I also wrote in the brackets the ones already identified on the photo:

    Alfred Saalwächter, Admiral
    Conrad Albrecht (ID number "1"), Admiral
    Hermann Boehm, Admiral
    Karl Witzell, Admiral
    Otto Schniewind (ID "r"), Konteradmiral
    Otto Schultze (he was placed at the disposal of the Kriegsmarine, not in active service), Admiral
    Rolf Carls, Admiral
    Walter Warzecha, Konteradmiral
    Wilhelm Marschall (ID "i"), Vizeadmiral
    Conrad Patzig (ID "s"), Konteradmiral
    Erich Zieger, Konteradmiral (Ing.)
    Eugen Lindau, Vizeadmiral
    Günther Guse (ID "b"), Vizeadmiral
    Günther Lütjens (ID "q"), Konteradmiral
    Hans Fechter (ID "f"), Vizeadmiral (Ing.)
    Hermann Densch (ID "g"), Vizeadmiral

    Hermann Mootz, Konteradmiral
    Hermann von Fischel (ID "d"), Vizeadmiral
    Hubert Schmundt, Konteradmiral
    Karlgeorg Schuster, Vizeadmiral
    Max Bastian, Admiral
    Otto Hormel (ID "t", I am not sure about this one being Hormel, any ideas?), Konteradmiral
    Otto von Schrader (ID "o", I am not sure about this one being von Schrader, any ideas?), Konteradmiral

    Paul Fanger, Konteradmiral
    Raul Mewis (ID "n"), Konteradmiral
    Werner Fuchs, Konteradmiral
    Wilhelm Canaris, Vizeadmiral
    Willy von Nordeck (ID "u", Admiral right of "t"), Vizeadmiral
    Adalbert Schüssler, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Ernst Wolf (ID "j"), Charakter als Vizeadmiral
    Friedrich Götting (ID "6"), Vizeadmiral

    Georg Reimer, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Hans Stohwasser, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Hans-Herbert Stobwasser (ID "10", I am not sure about this one being Stobwasser, any ideas?), Vizeadmiral
    Heinrich Ancker (ID "l", I am not sure about this one being Ancker, any ideas?), Konteradmiral

    Karl Thäter, Konteradmiral Ing.
    Kurt Aßmann (ID "k"), Charakter als Vizeadmiral
    Robert Witthoeft-Emden, Vizeadmiral
    Siegfried Maßmann, Charakter als Vizeadmiral
    Thilo von Seebach, Konteradmiral
    Walter Matthiae, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Werner Bettenhäuser, Konteradmiral Ing.
    Werner Grassmann (ID "p"), Konteradmiral
    Witold Rother (ID "m"), Konteradmiral

    Erich Mahrholz, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Hans-Hermann Graf von Schweinitz und Krain Freiherr von Kauder, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Hasso von Bredow, Charakter als Konteradmiral
    Kurt Ramien, Konteradmiral
    Peter Christian Donner, Charakter als Konteradmiral


    Many thanks!


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    Admiral Raeder holding the baton given to him by Hitler on his appointment as Grand Admiral aboard the Scharnhorst%252C probably in Wilhelmshaven%252C4 1939.jpg

    Schlachtschiffs Tirpitz%252C1 4 1939.jpg

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