List of German naval ministers

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State Secretary of the Naval Office
Staatssekretäre im Reichsmarineamt des Deutschen Kaiserreiches
Staatssekretär Reichsmarineamt.svg
Bundesarchiv Bild 134-C1743, Alfred von Tirpitz.jpg
Longest serving
Alfred von Tirpitz

(15 June 1897 – 12 March 1916)
German Imperial Naval Office
StatusAbolished
Formation5 August 1848
First holderArnold Duckwitz
Final holderMaximilian Rogge [de]
Abolished15 July 1919

This page lists German naval ministers.

List[edit]

Reich Minister of the Navy in the Provisional Central Authority (1848–1849)[edit]

No. Picture Mininster Took office Left office Time in office
1
Arnold Duckwitz
Duckwitz, ArnoldArnold Duckwitz
(1802–1881)
(As minister of Trade)
5 August 184816 May 1849284 days
2
August Giacomo Jochmus
Jochmus, AugustAugust Giacomo Jochmus
(1808–1881)
22 May 184920 December 1849212 days

Chief of the Imperial Admiralty (1872–1889)[edit]

No. Picture Chief Took office Left office Time in office
1
Albrecht von Stosch
Stosch, AdalbertAdmiral
Albrecht von Stosch
(1818–1896)
1 January 187220 March 188311 years, 78 days
2
Leo von Caprivi
Caprivi, LeoVize Admiral
Leo von Caprivi
(1831–1899)
20 March 18835 July 18885 years, 107 days
3
Alexander von Monts
Monts, AlexanderVize Admiral
Alexander von Monts
(1832–1889)
5 July 188819 January 1889198 days

State Secretaries to the Imperial Navy Office of the German Empire (1889–1919)[edit]

No. Picture Chief Took office Left office Time in office
1
Karl Eduard Heusner
Stosch, AdalbertVize Admiral
Karl Eduard Heusner
(1843–1891)
21 January 188922 April 18901 year, 1 day
2
Friedrich von Hollmann
Hollmann, FriedrichAdmiral
Friedrich von Hollmann
(1842–1913)
22 April 189015 June 18977 years, 144 days
3
Alfred von Tirpitz
Tirpitz, AlfredGross Admiral
Alfred von Tirpitz
(1849–1930)
15 June 189712 March 191618 years, 271 days
4
Eduard von Capelle
Capelle, EduardAdmiral
Eduard von Capelle
(1855–1931)
12 March 19165 October 19182 years, 207 days
Paul Behncke
Behncke, PaulAdmiral
Paul Behncke
(1869–1937)
Acting
28 August 191818 September 191821 days
5
Paul Behncke
Behncke, PaulAdmiral
Paul Behncke
(1869–1937)
18 September 191827 September 19189 days
6
Ernst Ritter von Mann Edler von Tiechler [de]
Tiechler, ErnstVize Admiral
Ernst Ritter von Mann Edler von Tiechler [de]
(1864–1934)
5 October 191813 February 1919131 days
7
Maximilian Rogge [de]
Rogge, MaximilianVize Admiral
Maximilian Rogge [de]
(1866–1940)
13 February 191915 July 1919152 days