|Born||4 November 1899|
|Died||29 June 1982(aged 82)|
|Place of birth||Schleswig|
|Place of death||Reinbek|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West German Navy
|Years of service||1915–1962|
Light cruiser Amazone
SSS Niobe (in deputize)|
SSS Gorch Fock
SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
Auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
World War I|
World War II
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub|
Great Cross of Merit
He was awarded a Japanese ornate Samurai sword and the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for his actions as the commander of the Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruiser) Atlantis (Schiff 16).
Rogge eventually became a Vizeadmiral (vice-admiral—equivalent to a two star admiral during World War II) by the end of World War II, and, when the West German Bundesmarine was established after the war, returned to service as a Konteradmiral (rear-admiral—a two star admiral).
Rogge also was one of the few German officers of flag rank who was not arrested by the Allies after the war. This was due to the way he had exercised his command of Atlantis.
Rogge was born in Schleswig, the son of a Lutheran minister, and was himself devoutly religious.
The skipper of the British vessel, City of Baghdad, which the Atlantis sank in July 1941, stated, "His treatment of prisoners left respect, instead of hatred". The Captain of the City of Baghdad, J. Armstrong White, later wrote the foreword to Atlantis, the Story of a German Surface Raider, written by U. Mohr & A. V. Sellwood.
Rogge confirmed the death sentence of the 21 year old sailor Johann Christian Süss. Süss was sentenced to death on 10 May 1945, one day after the German capitulation, for "undermining the discipline" and "disruptive speeches" based on paragraph 5 numeral 2 of the Kriegssonderstrafrechtsverordnung (KSSVO—Special War Criminal Regulation). Süss was executed by firing squad on 11 May 1945.
- 1915 — joins the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) as an ensign
- After World War I — serves on various cruisers
- Mid-1930s to 1939 — commander of the German Navy's sail training ship SSS Albert Leo Schlageter
- September 1939 — assigned to the Hilfskreuzer Atlantis
- Mid-December 1939 — the Atlantis is formally commissioned
- 31 March 1940 — the Atlantis sets out to sea
- 22 November 1941 — the Atlantis is sunk by HMS Devonshire
- After World War II — discharged
- 1 June 1957 — enters the post-World War II West German Bundesmarine with the rank of Konteradmiral
- 1 June 1957 – 29 September 1957 — delegated with the Command of Military Area Command I
- 30 September 1957 – 31 March 1962 — Commander of Military Area Command I
- 15 April 1958 – 31 March 1962 — at the same time, NATO Commander of Land Forces in Schleswig-Holstein (COMLAND-SCHLESWIG)
- 31 March 1962 — retires from the German Bundesmarine as a Konteradmiral
- Iron Cross (1914) 2nd and 1st Class
- Cross of Honor
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. to I. Class
- Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd and 1st Class
- Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfskreuzer with Diamonds (sole recipient)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Grand Cross of Merit (31 March 1962)
- Dörr, Manfred (1996). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 2:L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2497-2.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
- Huß, Jürgen & Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939–1945 (in German). VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 3-925480-79-X.
- Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
- Frey, Gerhard; Herrmann, Hajo: Helden der Wehrmacht – Unsterbliche deutsche Soldaten (in German). München, Germany: FZ-Verlag GmbH, 2004. ISBN 3-924309-53-1.
- Bernhard Rogge in the German National Library catalogue
- "Boot ohne Kommandant" (in German). 1956. http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-43062467.html. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
- "S. Zt. erschossen" (in German). 1965. http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-46273234.html. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
- "So etwas unterschreibt man nicht einfach" (in German). 1965. http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-46274654.html. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
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