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obermatrose wrote: Strm.Gefr. Herm. It means: Steuermannsgefreiter Herm.
"Steuermannsgefreiter" is a rank in the German Navy "Kriegsmarine" similar to SEAMAN APRENTICE in the US-Navy. But it is a special one. If the "Steuermannsgefreiter" graduates, he will become "STEUERMANN" = (nearly) helmsman/mate.
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