SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
NAME: Konteradmiral Siegfried Engel
PW NO: A938936
CAPTURED: Location Unknown
DATE: 22 April 45
DATE OF BIRTH: 10 May 1892
PLACE OF BIRTH: Berlin
DATE OF DEATH: 12 July 1976
PLACE OF DEATH: Hamburg
OCCUPATION: Naval Officer
NEXT OF KIN:
Elfriede Engel, Buxtehude
(British Zone, )
1 April 1911
zur See: 15 April 1912
zur See: 3 August 1914 (Patenting reserved)
zur See: 18 February 1916 (Patent 3 August 1914)
zur See: 26 April 1917
1 June 1925
1 April 1933
1 January 1937
zur See: 1 October 1938
1 April 1943
Commands & Assignments:
April 1911: Entered the Imperial German Navy as a Sea Cadet.
April 1911-31 March 1912: Initial training aboard the protected cruiser
April 1912-30 September 1913: Naval School Mürwick and Special Course.
October 1913-8 August 1918: First Radio Officer and Watch Officer aboard
the battleship Westfalen. [Assigned to the I Battle Squadron of the
II Division, the battleship Westfalen took part in the epic Battle
of Jutland against the British Grand Fleet, 31 May-1 June 1916. The ship
sustained only one hit from a British secondary gun during the battle and
suffered the loss of two crewmembers killed and eight wounded.]
August 1918-4 December 1918: Watch Officer aboard the battleship Oldenburg.
December 1918-1 March 1919: On leave.
March 1919: Discharged from the Navy.
October 1923: Reactivated in the Navy.
October 1923-24 February 1924: Assigned to Schiffsstamm [Ship’s Cadre] Elsaß.
February 1924-28 September 1924: Watch Officer aboard the pre-dreadnought
September 1924-8 March 1925: Company Leader in Coast Defense Battalion II.
March 1925-23 September 1925: Adjutant of Coast Defense Battalion II.
September 1925-30 September 1926: Company Chief in Coast Defense Battalion
October 1926-27 September 1927: Company Chief in II. Naval Artillery Battalion.
September 1927-24 September 1929: Commander of the fishery protection vessel
September 1929-15 October 1933: Transferred to the Armed Forces Department
of the Reich Defense Ministry.
October 1933-10 January 1934: Representative (i.V.) Commander of I. Battalion
of the North Sea Schiffsstammdivision.
March 1934-20 March 1936: First Officer aboard the light cruiser Köln.
March 1936-16 May 1938: Group Leader on Foreign Navies in the Navy High
May 1938-13 April 1943: Chief of Staff of the Deputy Commanding Admiral
April 1943-19 April 1945: Deputy Commanding Admiral North Sea.
1945-17 May 1948: Prisoner of war in British captivity.
- 9 January 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp
his captivity at Special Camp 11 at Bridgend, Konteradmiral Engel
served as an assistant teacher of the English language lessons and
other educational classes offered to the prisoners. A period British
report assessed his qualifications for this role: "Fluent in conversation
and has pleasant personality which should make for good teaching."]
- 12 May 1948 transferred to Camp 186 for repatriation
Decorations & Awards (included):
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914)
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914)
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)