SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
Konteradmiral (Rear Admiral) Weber Commanding General
of the Arsenal at Bordeaux, France wears the basic Army pattern rank
insignia. Only the colour differed to distinguish the Navy insignia.
Navy insignia was gold (gold and silver in the case of the shoulder
boards) on blue. The base of the shoulder boards was dark blue, while
the collar boards were light blue
Konteradmiral-ing, Carl Weber
DATE: 19 September 1944
23 April 1896
PLACE OF BIRTH: Rosen / Kreis Heiligenbeil (East
5 November 1975
PLACE OF DEATH: Hamburg
OCCUPATION: Naval Engineer Officer
NEXT OF KIN:
[Navy Engineer Applicant]: 30 August 1917
[Navy Engineer Aspirant]: 1 August 1918
- Leutnant (Ing.): 10 January 1920 (RDA reserved)
- Leutnant (Ing.): 12 January 1922 (RDA 10 January 1921)
- Leutnant (Ing.): 29 March 1922 (RDA changed to 1 January 1921)
- Oberleutnant (Ing.): 1 July 1922
- Kapitänleutnant (Ing.): 1 November 1928
- Korvettenkapitän (Ing.): 1 October 1933
- Fregattenkapitän (Ing.): 1 October 1937
- Kapitän zur See (Ing.): 1 July 1939
- Konteradmiral (Ing.): 1 April 1943
- 7 August 1914: Entered the Imperial German Navy as
a War Volunteer with the expectation of a career as Navy Engineer.
- 7 August 1914-31 October 1914: Assigned to the II.
- 1 January 1915-13 April 1915: Assigned to the hulk
- 19 April 1915-28 August 1915: Assigned to the pre-dreadnought
battleship Kaiser Karl der Große.
- 29 August 1915-24 September 1916: Assigned to the
torpedo boat V 28. [Leader of the IX Torpedo Boat Flotilla of the
II Scouting Group, the V 28 took part in the epic Battle of Jutland
against the British Grand Fleet, 31 May-1 June 1916. Although the V
28 sustained a single hit by a British 6-inch shell that penetrated
the waterline, no crewmembers were lost and she survived the battle.]
- 25 September 1916-18 October 1916: Assigned to the
- 19 October 1916-26 September 1917: Assigned to the
- 27 September 1917-30 August 1918: Engineer and Deck
- 31 August 1918-29 September 1918: Assigned to the
- 30 September 1918-16 December 1918: Assigned to the
pre-dreadnought battleship Schwaben.
- 17 December 1918-20 March 1920: On leave.
- 21 March 1920-31
May 1920: Freikorps service in the III. Marine-Brigade von Löwenfeld.
[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
- 1 June 1920-6 September 1920: Assigned to the Baltic Sea Schiffsstammdetachment
and Schiffsstammdivision [Ship’s Cadre Detachment and Division].
- 7 September 1920-2 January 1922: Watch Engineer aboard the light cruiser
- 3 January 1922-1 June 1922: Company Officer at the Naval School Kiel-Wik.
- 2 June 1922-9 October 1923: Naval Defense Department of the Navy Command.
- 10 October 1923-8 September 1925: Chief Engineering Officer in the 4th
Torpedo Boat Half Flotilla.
- 15 October 1925-1 July 1928: Watch Engineer aboard the light cruiser
- 2 July 1928-20 September 1929: Motor Transport Officer
in the II. Naval Artillery Battalion.
- 1 October 1928-20 September 1929: At the same time, Leader of the Transport
Area on the staff of the Commandant of Wilhelmshaven.
- 21 September 1929-2 October 1931: Half Flotilla Engineer of the 3rd
Torpedo Boat Half Flotilla.
- 3 October 1931-8 April 1934: Motor Transport Consultant on the staff
of the North Sea Naval Station.
- 9 April 1934-9 September 1935: Naval Works Wilhelmshaven, construction
indoctrination, light cruiser Emden.
- 10 September 1935-28 September 1936: Personal Consultant in the Navy
- 29 September 1936-30 September 1937: Consultant in the Naval Command
Office / Navy High Command.
- 1 October 1937-26 October 1938: Consultant in the Supreme Naval Command
/ Navy High Command.
- 31 October 1938-15 November 1939: Commander of the 14th Schiffsstammabteilung.
- 19 November 1939-20 August 1940: Station Engineer on the staff of the
North Sea Naval Station.
- 21 August 1940-13 October 1941: Leader of the Transport Detachment on
the staff of the Commanding Admiral France.
- 15 October 1941-14 November 1943: Chief of Staff of the Ship Machinery
- 15 November 1943-3 January 1944: At the disposal of the Commander-in-Chief
of the North Sea Naval Command.
- 4 January 1944-22 August 1944: Arsenal Commandant of the Kriegsmarine
Arsenal at Bordeaux, France.
- 23 August 1944-19 September 1944: Commander of Naval Brigade Weber [a
scratch unit composed of naval personnel used in the defense of Bordeaux].
- 19 September 1944-4 February 1948: Prisoner of war.
- 29 September 1944 known POW camp transfer to Trent Park Camp 11
- 25 October 1944 transfer from Trent Park Camp 11 sorting camp to
Decorations & Awards (included):
- Baden Silver Karl Friedrich Military Merit Medal
- Prussian Long Service Award, 3rd Class
- Cross 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)
NOTE: Weber's World War II decorations, if any, are not known. However,
he was not a recipient of any high decorations such as the Knight's Cross
of the Iron Cross, Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords, or the
German Cross in Gold/Silver.