The below list includes all known recipients of high military awards in the Handelsmarine (Merchant Navy).

Knight's Cross
Hellmann, Paul 06.01.1944 Kapitän der Handelsmarine Kapitän MS "Osorno" (Blockadebrecher)

Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross
Kapitän Franz Landskron 11.05.1944 mS
Fischmeister Hermann Dohrn 12.08.1944 oS
Kapitän Ernst-Wilhelm Schütte 12.08.1944 mS
Kapitän Willi Arps 25.08.1944 mS
Kapitän Kurt Harder 25.08.1944 mS
Kapitän Walther Riese 02.10.1944 mS
Generalinspekteur Fregattenkapitän der Reserve z.V. Carl Christiansen 19.11.1944 mS
Schiffs-Ingenieur Hermann Hinrichs 20.12.1944 mS
Reederei-Kaufmann (Tonnage-Einsatz / Reikosee) Richard Wolfgang Bertram 26.12.1944 oS

Probably also:
Kapitän Alfred Grams Blockadebrecher “Erlangen“

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