SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
Konteradmiral Richard Rothe-Roth
DATE: 23rd May 1945
24 March 1898 (born as Richard Roth, changed his
name to Rothe-Roth in 1924/1925)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Würzburg
9 November 1972
PLACE OF DEATH: München
OCCUPATION: Naval Officer
HAIR COLOUR: Bald
EYE COLOUR: Brown
NEXT OF KIN: c/o Doctor Hartmann, Bremen, Germany
Volunteer: 3 October 1916
zur See: 17 September 1917
zur See der Reserve: 28 September 1919
zur See: 10 January 1920 (Patenting reserved)
zur See: 14 May 1921 (Patent 28 September 1919)
zur See: 1 April 1922
- Kapitänleutnant: 1 August
- Korvettenkäpitan: 1
- Fregattenkapitän: 1
- Kapitän zur See: 1 October
- Konteradmiral: 1 April
October 1916: Entered the Imperial German Navy as a War Volunteer with
the expectation of a career as a Sea Officer.
October 1916-March 1917: Initial training aboard the protected cruiser
1917-May 1917: Assigned to 1. Matrosen-Artillerie-Regiment of the Marinekorps
1917-August 1917: Transferred to the Flanders Destroyer Flotilla.
1917-December 1917: Training courses.
1917-November 1918: Assigned to the light cruiser Emden.
November 1918: Discharged from naval service as Fähnrich zur See.
March 1919-9 January 1920: Freikorps service in the Assault Battalion
“Arnauld de la Perière” of the III. Marine-Brigade von Löwenfeld. [Kapitänleutnant
Lothar Arnauld de la Perière, the Assault Battalion commander, was a recipient
of the Prussian Order Pour le Mérite and the most successful submarine
commander in history. During 16 war patrols in World War I, he sank 196
ships totaling 446,708 tons while commanding the submarines U 35
and U 139. Like other Freikorps units, the III. Marine-Brigade,
commanded by Korvettenkäpitan von Löwenfeld, took part in defeating Communist
uprisings and maintaining law and order throughout Germany in the aftermath
of World War I.]
Arnauld de la Perière
January 1920: Reactivated in the Navy as a Leutnant zur See.
January 1920-10 January 1921: At the disposal of the Chief of the Baltic
Sea Naval Station.
January 1921-31 March 1922: On the staff of the Commander of Baltic Sea
April 1922-2 October 1923: Company Officer in II. Battalion of the Baltic
Sea Schiffsstammdivision [Ship’s Cadre Division].
October 1923-22 December 1923: Torpedo School Mürwick.
December 1923-25 September 1925: Watch Officer aboard the torpedo boat
- 1924: Changed
his name to Richard Rothe-Roth.
September 1925-8 February 1926: Commander of the torpedo boat G 10.
February 1926-25 September 1928: Group Officer at Naval School Mürwick.
September 1928-30 September 1930: Commander of the torpedo boat S 19
in the 1st Torpedo Boat Half Flotilla.
October 1930-5 October 1932: Second Adjutant of the Wilhelmshaven Naval
October 1932-18 January 1933: Torpedo Officer aboard the light cruiser
January 1933-31 March 1933: Navigation Officer aboard the light cruiser
April 1933-30 September 1934: First Torpedo Officer aboard the armored
ship (“pocket battleship”) Deutschland.
October 1934-31 March 1935: Consultant in the North Sea Schiffsstammdivision.
April 1935-16 September 1937: On the staff of the North Sea Naval Station.
September 1937-19 December 1940: Third Staff Officer on the staff of the
December 1940-12 June 1941: First Staff Officer on the staff of the Admiral
of the Fleet.
June 1941-31 August 1941: At the disposal of the Fleet Chief.
September 1941-6 November 1941: At the disposal of the Navy High Command.
November 1941-31 January 1943: Chief of Staff of the Commanding Admiral
February 1943-4 April 1944: Commander of the heavy cruiser (formerly known
as an armored ship or “pocket battleship”) Admiral Scheer.
April 1944-23 May 1945: Chief of Staff of the Fleet Command.
- 23 May 1945-4 May 1948:
Prisoner of war in British captivity.
- 12th January 1946 to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp 160
- 18th January 1946 transferred to Camp 300 from Island Farm Special
- 23rd July 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp
- 9th October 1947 transferred on loan to US Authorities
- 10th January 1948 returned to Island Farm Special Camp 11
- 15th April 1948, Crack repatriation via Southampton
- 4 May 1948: Released
Cross, 1st Class (1939)
Iron Cross, 2nd Class with 1939 Bar
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
- Armed Forces Long
Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
- Armed Forces Long
Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
- Navy Wound Badge
in Black – World War I award
- High Seas Fleet