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Garde, Erik

Personal Information

Full Name:

Erik Garde

Date of Birth:

July 16, 1891

Lieutenant Erik Garde

Place of Birth:

Saeby, Northern Jutland


Son of Captain Alfred Garde and wife Marie Claudia Garde, born Ravnkilde


Married to Carmen Riise, divorced.
2nd marriage to Rita, born Mørch, divorced
3rd marriage to Inger Ingwersen, born Nørgård






Naval Cadet

September 23, 1911

Sub Lieutenant

May 18, 1912



Orders, Decorations & Distinctions


Orders, Decorations & Distinction:




Military Service


Military Service:


Service on the schooner INGOLF to the Danish West Indies (DWI)

March 1913
- December 1913

Service on the inspection ship ISLANDS FALK to Iceland

April 1914
- August 1914

Service on the Royal Yacht DANNEBROG, Visit to England, France and The Nederland's

December 1914
- November 1915

Commanding Officer of the torpedo boat STØREN

November 1915
- April 1917

Service on the cruiser VALKYRIEN to the DWI

May 1917
- May 1918

Trainee and 1st Officer in submarines during service at the naval supreme command

May 1918
- January 1919

Commanding Officer on submarines

January 15, 1919

On leave

May 15, 1922

Returned to service

October 13, 1922

Resigned from the navy


Other Achievements




Service in the Em. Z. Svitzers Salvage Company

October 25, 1919
- July 22, 1922

Shipmaster in the Svitzers Salvage Company


Head of the trading department of "Falcks Redningskorps"


Additional Comments

Shortly after the liberation of Denmark, on May 5, 1945, he was fired from his job after a solid pressure from his colleagues.

He was accused of having shown too much sympathy to the Nazi way of thinking, and having too many relations to Germans and Danish Nazi's during the 2nd World War





April 27, 1957

Funeral service performed at Bispebjerg crematory, the urn was buried in the grave of the unknown at Bispebjerg cemetery

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Danske Søofficerer 1933-1982, edited by S. E. Pontoppidan and J. Teisen, published by Søe-Lieutenant-Selskabet, Copenhagen, 1984


Det Danske Søofficerskorps 1801-1919, by Th. A. Topsøe-Jensen, Gyldendals Boghandel and Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1919


Officerer i den Dansk-Norske Søetat 1660-1814 og den Danske Søetat 1814-1932, Bind I og II, by Th. A. Topsøe-Jensen og Emil Marquard, H. Hagerups Forlag, Copenhagen, 1935

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