Scheer, Reinhard
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Scheer, Reinhard

(September 30, 1863, Obernkirchen [Kreis Schaumburg] – November 26, 1928, Marktredwitz [Bavaria]), German admiral. Scheer entered the German navy in 1879, and, after several overseas postings, was employed from 1890 in the torpedo service. Transferred to the Reichsmarineamt (Reich Naval Office) in 1903, in 1907 he became commander of the pre-dreadnought battleship Elsass and two years later became chief of staff of the High Seas Fleet. In 1911 he became the director of the general naval department within the Reich Naval office. Sch…

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Herwig, Holger H., “Scheer, Reinhard”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0526>
First published online: 2015



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