13 September 1863 in Weilheim in Oberbayern,
25 May 1932 in Othmarschen, Germany
Kapitän zur See
Oberleutnant zur See
Leutnant zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See
Franz von Hipper was born on 13 September 1863 in Weilheim
in Oberbayern, Bavaria, and was a serving member of the Kaiserliche
Marine during World War I and managed to attain the rank of
Admiral and went on to command the following Seydlitz.
Franz von Hipper held the rank of rear-admiral at the outbreak
of the Great War and was in charge of the German naval raid
on Scarborough and the Hartlepools, 16 December 1914, and
commanded the cruiser squadron at the battles of the Dogger
bank, 24 January 1915 and Jutland, 31 May 1916.
Hipper was one of several German admirals whose surrender
was commanded by Great Britain.
Franz von Hipper died 25 May 1932.
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