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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Maximilian Reichsgraf von Spee

Maximilian Reichsgraf von Spee

Career:

Branch: Kaiserliche Marine
Born: 22 June 1861 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Died: 8 December 1914 off the Falkland islands.

Ranks:
Großadmiral
Admiral
Vizeadmiral
Konteradmiral
Kommodore
Kapitän zur See
Fregattenkapitän
Korvettenkapitän
Kapitänleutnant
Oberleutnant zur See
Leutnant zur See
Oberfähnrich zur See
Fähnrich zur See

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Personal Information:

Maximilian Reichsgraf von Spee, German Sailor, was born at Copenhagen in 1861. Maximilian von Spee had a distinguished career in the German navy of which Maximilian von Spee was one of the creators. In 1914 Maximilian von Spee was in command of the Far Eastern squadron and on the outbreak of the Great War escaped from China Waters. On 1 November he defeated Admiral Cradock's squadron at Coronel but on 8 December was decisively beaten by Admiral Sturdee at the battle of the Falkland Islands, Maximilian von Spee himself going down with his flagship, the Scharnhorst

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