Korvettenkapitän

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This article is about the Flag of Germany.svg German Marine “Korvettenkapitän” OF-3. For the equivalent US Flag of the United States.svg naval rank, see Lieutenant commander. For the use of this rank in other countries, see Corvette captain.
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Korvettenkapitän
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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).

Address[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Bundeswehr Logo Marine with lettering.svg
German Navy officer rank
Line officer career
junior rank
Kapitänleutnant
Korvettenkapitän

(Oberstabsarzt)
Major

senior rank
Fregattenkapitän
Warrant officer / officer specialist career
Kapitänleutnant Stabskapitänleutnant end of officer specialist career

See also:

Volksmarine[edit]

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.

junior rank
Kapitänleutnant
Flag of warships of VM (East Germany).svg
(NPA rank)
Korvettenkapitän
senior rank
Fregattenkapitän

⇒ see main article Ranks of the Volksmarine

Imperial German Navy and Kriegsmarine[edit]

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.

junior rank
Kapitänleutnant
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(Ranks Kriegsmarine)
Korvettenkapitän
senior rank
Fregattenkapitän

⇒ see main article Ranks of the Kriegsmarine

References[edit]

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