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Franz von Hipper
Franz von Hipper

Franz Ritter von Hipper (September 13, 1863 in Weilheim - May 25, 1932 in Hamburg-Othmarschen) was a German admiral. This is an image of a German admiral. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... Weilheim is the name of several towns in Germany: Weilheim, Bavaria, capital of the district Weilheim-Schongau Weilheim (Waldshut), a municipality in the district of Waldshut Weilheim (Teck), a city in the district Esslingen A part of Tübingen A part of Rietheim-Weilheim A part of Hechingen A part of... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (commander of the sea). ...


Born in Weilheim in Bavaria, Hipper joined the German Imperial Navy in 1881 as an 18-year-old cadet, serving on the frigates Niobe and Leipzig. From 1884 to 1903 he commanded German torpedo boats until he received command of the armored cruiser Friedrich Karl. In October 1913 he won appointment as commander of the High Seas Fleet Scouting Forces. Weilheim is the name of several towns in Germany: Weilheim, Bavaria, capital of the district Weilheim-Schongau Weilheim (Waldshut), a municipality in the district of Waldshut Weilheim (Teck), a city in the district Esslingen A part of Tübingen A part of Rietheim-Weilheim A part of Hechingen A part of... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... The Kaiserliche Marine or Imperial Navy was the German Navy created by the formation of the German Empire and existed between 1871 and 1919; it grew out of the Prussian Navy and the Norddeutsche Bundesmarine. ... 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A torpedo boat is a relatively small and fast naval ship designed to launch torpedoes at larger surface ships. ... Armored cruiser General-Admiral (1873) Armored cruiser USS Brooklyn (1898) Armored cruiser HMS Good Hope (1901) Armored cruiser SMS Blücher (1908) The armored cruiser was a naval cruiser protected by armor on its sides as well as on the decks and gun positions. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


After World War I broke out in 1914 Hipper led his battlecruisers on successful raids against the Royal Navy, most notably in December 1914 at Scarborough, where he shelled British coastal towns. He commanded the German battlecruisers at the Battle of Dogger Bank (1915) (24 January 1915) and in the Battle of Jutland (31 May - 1 June 1916). In the latter he inflicted critical damage on the Royal Navy, which won him great renown both in Germany and in Britain. Shortly after the battle King Ludwig III of Bavaria knighted him. Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars was a world conflict... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Map sources for Scarborough at grid reference TA0388 The South Bay at Scarborough Scarborough lies on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. ... The Battle of Dogger Bank was a naval battle fought near the Dogger Bank in the North Sea that took place on 24 January 1915, during the First World War, between squadrons of the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Battle of Jutland, known in Germany as the Battle of the Skagerrak (Skagerrakschlacht), was the largest naval battle of World War I, and the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... Ludwig III of Bavaria Ludwig III, HM Ludwig III Leopold Joseph Maria Aloys Alfred King of Bavaria, (7 January 1845 - 18 October 1921) was briefly Prince Regent of Bavaria and was the last King of Bavaria from 1913 to 1918. ...


In August 1918 Hipper gained promotion to Admiral and succeeded Reinhard Scheer as commander of the High Seas Fleet. When the Kiel mutiny broke out (4 November 1918) he appealed to the sailors, but this proved fruitless. In his last days of active service he organized the fleet's transfer to Scapa Flow. 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Reinhard Scheer Reinhard Scheer (September 30, 1863 – November 26, 1928) was a Vice-admiral in the German navy. ... German battlecruiser Derfflinger scuttled at Scapa Flow. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Scapa Flow is a body of water in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom. ...


He retired on 30 November 1918, and spent the rest of his life in Othmarschen near Hamburg. His urn was returned to his home town. November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining, as the final day of November. ... Hamburgs central promenade Jungfernstieg on the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 Hamburg is Germanys second largest city (after Berlin) and, with the Hamburg Harbour, its principal port. ...


The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper took its name from him. The German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper fought as part of the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was named after Admiral Ritter von Hipper, commander of the German battlecruiser squadron during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and later commander-in-chief of the German High Seas Fleet. ...


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Franz von Hipper - definition of Franz von Hipper in Encyclopedia (269 words)
Franz Ritter von Hipper (September 13, 1863- May 25, 1932) was a German admiral.
He was born in Weilheim and joined the German Navy in 1881 as a cadet, serving on the frigates Niobe and Leipzig.
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper was named in his honor.
Franz von Hipper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
Franz Ritter von Hipper (September 13, 1863 in Weilheim - May 25, 1932 in Hamburg-Othmarschen) was a German admiral.
Born in Weilheim in Bavaria, Hipper joined the German Imperial Navy in 1881 as an 18-year-old cadet, serving on the frigates Niobe and Leipzig.
In August 1918 Hipper gained promotion to Admiral and succeeded Reinhard Scheer as commander of the High Seas Fleet.
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