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Austro-Hungarian Navy

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  • Freiherr Emil von David-Rhonfeld (1837 - 1918)
    Emil David Edler von Rohnfeld was born in Prague on the 1st of July 1837. His father Franz won the Golden Medal for Bravery as a Corporal in the 1st artillery regiment during the battle at Ly...
  • Misko Plazibat (1868 - 1890)
    Smrtovnica primljena od po kotarskog poglavara Sinjskog 1890. Umro u Puli u vojnickoj bolnici
  • Antun Čaberica (1877 - d.)
  • Vinko Rubelli von Sturmfest (c.1840 - d.)
    Dodjela plemstva i grba s pridjevkom "von Sturmfest" - dobio je od cara Franje Josipa I. u Beču, 10. srpnja 1856. godine Ludvig Rubelli, kapetan luke Senj u mirovini. Legalna kopija plemi&#x...

Famous personnel

  • Archduke Charles Stephen of Austria, grand admiral and Inspector of the Navy (Marineinspekteur).
  • Gottfried von Banfield, Austria-Hungary's most successful naval aviator in World War I. Later a businessman in Trieste.
  • Miklós Horthy, admiral in World War I and last commander of the Austro-Hungarian fleet. Later Regent of Hungary until 1944.
  • Ludwig von Höhnel, Austrian naval officer and explorer of Africa.
  • Maximilian von Sterneck, admiral. Fought at Lissa, was a benefactor of the city of Pola and Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.
  • Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, admiral of the mid-19th century, known for his role in the Battle of Lissa (1866). He was probably the most famous Austrian sailor, later also Commander-in-Chief of the Navy.
  • Georg Ludwig von Trapp, Austrian submarine officer in World War I. Later a businessman and head of the Von Trapp Family Singers made famous in the musical The Sound of Music.
  • Julius von Wagner-Jauregg, physician and officer in the Austro-Hungarian Naval Reserve. Later awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1927.
  • Karl Weyprecht, Arctic explorer. One of the leaders of the Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition from 1872 to 1874.
  • Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, admiral. Leader of the Novara Expedition from 1857 to 1859, later Imperial Minister of Trade.

Commanders-in-Chief of the Navy

  • Hans Birch Dahlerup, VAdm.(February 1849-August 1851)
  • Franz Graf Wimpffen, VAdm,(August 1851-September 1854)
  • Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Austria, Adm.(September 1854-April 1864)
  • Archduke Leopold Ludwig of Austria, Adm. (April 1864-March 1868)
  • Wilhelm von Tegetthoff , VAdm.(March 1868-April 1871)
  • Friedrich von Pöck, Adm.(April 1871-November 1883)
  • Maximilian Daublebsky von Sterneck, Adm.(November 1883-December 1897)
  • Hermann von Spaun, Adm.(December 1897-October 1904)
  • Graf Rudolf Montecuccoli, Adm.(October 1904-February 1913)
  • Anton Haus, Adm./GAdm.(February 1913-February 1917)
  • Maximilian Njegovan, Adm.(April 1917-February 1918)

Commanders-in-Chief of the Fleet (1914-1918) (in German Flottenkommandant)

  • Anton Haus, Adm./GAdm(July 1914-February 1917)
  • Maximilian Njegovan, Adm.(February 1917-February 1918)
  • Miklós Horthy, KAdm./VAdm.(February 1918-November 1918)

Heads of the Naval Section at the War Ministry (in German Chef der Marienesektion at the Kriegsministerium)

  • Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, VAdm.(March 1868-April 1871)
  • Friedrich von Pöck, Adm.(October 1872-November 1883)
  • Maximilian Daublebsky von Sterneck, Adm.(November 1883-December 1897)
  • Hermann von Spaun, Adm.(December 1897-October 1904)
  • Graf Rudolf Montecuccoli, Adm.(October 1904-February 1913)
  • Anton Haus, Adm./GAdm.(February 1913-February 1917)
  • Karl Kailer von Kaltenfels, VAdm.(February 1917-April 1917)
  • Maximilian Njegovan, Adm.(April 1917-February 1918)
  • Franz von Holub, VAdm.(February 1918-November 1918)

Captains from Orebic / Kapetani iz Orebica

Family members & relatives served in K.U.K. Navy