Conrad Albrecht

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Conrad Albrecht
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-09531, Konteradmiral zur See Albrecht.jpg
Born (1880-10-07)7 October 1880
Bremen
Died 18 August 1969(1969-08-18) (aged 88)
Hamburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1899–1939
Rank Generaladmiral
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Conrad Albrecht (7 October 1880 in Bremen - 18 August 1969 in Hamburg) was a German admiral during World War II.

Military career[edit]

Albrecht entered the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) in 1899 as a sea-cadet and served as a Korvettenkapitän and commander of a torpedo boat flotilla in Flanders during World War I. After the war Albrecht was promoted to Vizeadmiral and commander of the Reichsmarine Baltic Sea command. He maintained this office until 1938, as its area of command was expanded. On 1 September 1939 Albrecht led the operations of the Kriegsmarine during the Invasion of Poland. On 31 December 1939 he went into retirement.

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