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Korvettenkapitän

Korvettenkapitän
Rank insignia German officer rank
Introduction
Rank group Commissioned officers
Navy Korvettenkapitän
Army / Air Force Major
NATO
equivalent
OF-3
Army Major
Navy Lieutenant commander

Korvettenkapitän, short: KKpt / in lists: KK, (English: Corvette captain) is the lowest senior officer rank (German: Stabsoffizier Rang) in the German Navy[1] / armed forces of Germany (Bundeswehr).

Contents

  • Address 1
    • Rank insignia and rating 1.1
  • Volksmarine 2
  • Imperial German Navy and Kriegsmarine 3
  • References 4

Address

The official manner, in line to ZDv 10/8, of formal addressing of military people with the rank Korvettenkapitän (OF-3) is “Herr/Frau Korvettenkapitän“. However, as to German naval traditions the “Korvettenkapitän“ will be addressed „Herr/Frau Kapitän“, often in line to seamen´s language „Herr/Frau Kap'tän“.

Rank insignia and rating

Rank insignia Korvettenkapitän, worn on the sleeves and shoulders, are one five-pointed star above three stripes (or rings on sleeves; without the star when rank loops are worn).

The rank is rated OF-3a[2] in NATO, and equivalent to Major in Heer, and Luftwaffe. It is grade A13 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence and is senior to the regular OF-2 rank of Kapitänleutnant (en: Lt), as well as to OF-2a Stabskapitänleutnant.

See also:

Volksmarine

Volksmarine
shoulder strap
sleeve lace
Korvettenkapitän

Korvettenkapitän was in the Volksmarine of the GDR the lowest grade of the senior officer´s rank group, comparable to NATO-rank code OF-3 as well. It was comparable to Major of the NPA Land Force and Air Force.

The rank insignia consisted of shoulder strap and sleeve stripes. Shoulder straps had to be worn on uniform jackets and consisted of twisted silver-braids with one gold pip (star) on padding in navy blue weapon color.

Cuff insignia consisted of three stripes, and a five-point naval star above. In contradiction to Imperial German Navy tradition, where sleeve rings encircled the lower cuffs, the Volksmarine cuff strips formed 40% rings.

⇒ see main article Ranks of the Volksmarine

Imperial German Navy and Kriegsmarine

Nazi Kriegsmarine
shoulder strap
sleeve lace
Korvettenkapitän

In the Imperial German Navy and Kriegsmarine the "Korvettenkapitän" was the lowest officer rank of the senior officer´s rank group. The rank insignia consisted of shoulder strap and sleeve stripes. Shoulder straps had to be worn on uniform jackets and consisted of twisted silver-braids (without pip/ star) on padding in navy blue weapon color.

Cuff insignia consisted of three stripes, and a five-point naval star above. The sleeve rings encircled the lower cuffs.

⇒ see main article Ranks of the Kriegsmarine

References

  1. ^ official rank table of the German Navy
  2. ^ STANAG 2116
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