Konteradmiral (Crew VII/18)
|Born||15 Aug 1900||Lübeck|
|Died||13 Sep 1995||(95)|
Konteradmiral Eberhard Godt
Eberhard Godt started his naval career in the Kaiserliche Marine in the last year of WWI. After the cease fire in November 1918 he left the Navy for a good year before joining once more in March 1920 what is now called the Reichsmarine.
His first years as officer he mostly spent on torpedo boats (G-10 and T-155). From September 1934 he served on the cruiser Emden under the command of Fregkpt. Dönitz. This may be also have the reason that Kptlt. Godt changed in October 1935 to the newly re-established U-boat force.
After a short training he was until January 1938 the commander of U-23 and U-25. Korvkpt. Godt now became the 1. Admiralstabsoffizier in the staff of the FdU and in that position he was for more then seven years the second man behind Dönitz for the tactical command of all U-boats. The title changed in September 1939 in Chef der Operationsabteilung des BdU and in March 1943 in Chef der 2. Abteilung OKM/Skl (BdU-op).
After war he worked from 1949 to 1952 in Naval Historical Team in Bremerhaven, which wrote a history about the Kriegsmarine operations in WWII.
Busch, R. and Röll, H-J. (1999). German U-boat commanders of World War II.
Ships hit by Eberhard Godt
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