Vizeadmiral Hugo Meurer

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Vizeadmiral Hugo Meurer

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 16 Dec 2011 17:13

Meurer was born in 28 May 1869 in Sallach, Styria. In 1886 he joined the Kaiserliche Marine.

During World War I he served as commander of SMS Deutschland at the Battle of Jutland, and from 1916 to 1917 as captain of the battleship SMS König. In 1917 he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (Konteradmiral), as the second Admiral of the 4th Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet, which he remained until the end of the war.

From 21 February to 2 May 1918, as commander of the special unit (Sonderverband) of the Baltic Sea, he led the naval expedition for the liberation of Finland. In November 1918 Meurer negotiated as representative of Admiral Franz von Hipper with Admiral David Beatty the details of the surrender of the German fleet.

Meurer was also the naval station commander of the Baltic, based in Kiel. He retired in 1920 with the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Reichsmarine.

He died in 1960 in Kiel, where he was buried.

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Re: Vizeadmiral Hugo Meurer

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 14 Oct 2018 15:42

AlifRafikKhan wrote:
16 Dec 2011 17:13
Meurer was born in 28 May 1869 in Sallach, Styria. In 1886 he joined the Kaiserliche Marine.

During World War I he served as commander of SMS Deutschland at the Battle of Jutland, and from 1916 to 1917 as captain of the battleship SMS König. In 1917 he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (Konteradmiral), as the second Admiral of the 4th Battle Squadron of the High Seas Fleet, which he remained until the end of the war.

From 21 February to 2 May 1918, as commander of the special unit (Sonderverband) of the Baltic Sea, he led the naval expedition for the liberation of Finland. In November 1918 Meurer negotiated as representative of Admiral Franz von Hipper with Admiral David Beatty the details of the surrender of the German fleet.

Meurer was also the naval station commander of the Baltic, based in Kiel. He retired in 1920 with the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Reichsmarine.

He died in 1960 in Kiel, where he was buried.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Meurer
https://www.weitze.net/detail/97/Presse ... 38197.html
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