Vorsteher, Karlheinz, born 01-06-1916 in Glücksburg, was a World War II Fleet Admiral of the German Kriegsmarine . He was commander of the Torpedoboat “TA 15” the ex Italian Zerstörer, Destroyer, Quintino, Sella classe, now the Francesco Crispi” of the Torpedobootsflotille 9, stationed near Iraklion, Greece. Captured by the Germans in September 1943 and renamed TA15. The destroyer was sunk on 08-03-1944 near Kreta by British air rockets. The destroyer wasr refloated but scuttled on 12th October 1944. On 07-09-1944 Vorsteher received the German Cross in Gold . Vorsteher retiring in Glücksburg died age 72, on 11-06-1988 and is with his wife Anna, born Dornquast buried on the Stadtfriedhof of the nice town of Glücksburg, near the Denmark border, Albert Speer
had his headquarter in the castle of Glücksburg. and was arrested by the British while shaving. In July 1941, the submarine HMS Torbay , under the command of Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Cecil Capel Miers,
was based in the Mediterranean where it sank several German ships. On two occasions, once off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, and the other off the coast of Crete, the crew attacked and killed dozens of shipwrecked German sailors and troops. None of the shipwrecked survivors posed a major threat to Torbay’s crew. Miers made no attempt to hide his actions, and reported them in his official logs. He received a strongly worded reprimand from his superiors following the first incident. Meir’s actions violated the Hague Convention of 1907, which banned the killing of shipwreck survivors under any circumstances. Anthony Miers died age 78, on 30-06-1985 in Inveness.
Death and burial ground of Vorsteher, Karlheinz.
Kapitänleutnant Vorsteher, Karlheinz died age 72 on 11-06-1988 in Glücksburg and is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Glücksburg.