Close Photo: Okänd fotograf / Marinmuseum Attribution + ShareAlike (BY-SA) Accept license and download photo Panzerschiff "Admiral Scheer." Between 18 and 24 February, German forces launched a local counterattack; Admiral Scheer and the torpedo boats provided artillery support, targeting Soviet positions near Peyse and Gross-Heydekrug. The Admiral Scheer was the second Panzerschiff of the Deutschland class. Scheer led the German fleet at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May–1 June 1916, which was … 2012 | New tool + Actions Stash. [19] On 27 July, the ship was pronounced ready for service. To extricate his fleet from this precarious position, Scheer ordered a 16-point turn to the south-west. [10], Following the bombardment of Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby, during which Ingenohl had withdrawn instead of attacking a weaker British squadron, Scheer remarked, "[Ingenohl] had robbed us of the opportunity of meeting certain divisions of the enemy according to the prearranged plan, which was now seen to be correct. Jun 6, 2015 - Admiral Scheer ahead of Deutschland. 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From 1 October 1935 to 26 July 1937 her first officer was Leopold Bürkner, later to become head of foreign intelligence in the Third Reich. [42] The plan involved two simultaneous attacks by light cruisers and destroyers, one on Flanders and another on shipping in the Thames estuary; the five battlecruisers were to support the Thames attack while the dreadnoughts remained off Flanders. Why Famous: Admiral Reinhard Scheer led the German fleet during the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the largest naval battle of WWI. Her official objective was to control the influx of war materiel into Spain, though she also recorded Soviet ships carrying supplies to the Republicans and protected ships delivering German weapons to Nationalist forces. The ship sailed to Melbourne, Australia, Yokohama, Kobe, and Nagasaki in Japan, and Shanghai, China during the trip. Key point: The story of this ship and its short life are the stuff of legend and music today. He was highly critical of Admiral Friedrich von Ingenohl, who he felt was overcautious. The three agreed that the U-boat campaign would be the sole hope for a German victory, as the German army had been pushed to the defensive. Design . There, on 5 and 8 September, No. [36] The British detected the German departure and ordered the convoy to scatter. After stopping briefly in Grimstadfjord, the ships proceeded on to Trondheim. Looking for reliable information or news facts about WW2? [45], In early February 1945, Admiral Scheer stood off Samland with several torpedo boats in support of German forces fighting Soviet advances. The ship was ordered and funded by the Reichsmarine of the Weimar Republic and launched in 1933. [12] Admiral Hugo von Pohl replaced him as commander of the fleet. Reinhard Scheer. Afterward, he was assigned to the gunnery training ship SMS Renown. However, as the convoy appeared over the horizon, one vessel sailed out to challenge him. Despite her worn-out gun barrels, the ship then shelled Soviet forces outside Kolberg until she used up her remaining ammunition. [5], After his return to Germany in 1886, Scheer took part in torpedo training aboard SMS Blücher, from January to May 1888. [10] The loss of the battleship Bismarck in May 1941, and more importantly, the Royal Navy's destruction of the German supply ship network in the aftermath of the Bismarck operation forced a planned Atlantic raiding operation for Admiral Scheer and her sister Lützow at the end of 1941 to be abandoned. 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[8], At her commissioning in November 1934, Admiral Scheer was placed under the command of Kapitän zur See (KzS) Wilhelm Marschall. [40] The German ship then turned south, and two days later, arrived off the port of Dikson. [36] On 28 July, Scheer was informed that Holtzendorff had submitted his resignation to the Kaiser. By October 1935, the ship was ready for her first major cruise, when on 25–28 October she visited Madeira, returning to Kiel on 8 November. In the face of open rebellion, the order to sail was rescinded and the planned operation was abandoned. On 9 February, the ships began shelling Soviet positions. [21] Admiral Scheer sank Jervis Bay within 22 minutes, but the engagement delayed the German ship long enough for most of the convoy to escape. Gneisenau, Admiral Graf Spee, Admiral Scheer, and Deutschland steamed in a line during the German Naval Review of Aug 1938. His first cruise aboard Niobe lasted from June to September 1879. His hope is to lure British ships into a battle on German terms. Admiral Scheer [ˌatmiˈʁaːl ʃeːɐ̯] was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser (often termed a pocket battleship) which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. 13. He received only a "satisfactory" rating on his cadet evaluation in 1879, but received the second highest grade in his class for the Sea Cadet's Exam the following year. Admiral Scheer [ˌatmiˈʁaːl ʃeːɐ̯] was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser (often termed a pocket battleship) which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. [43], The ship then loaded refugees and left Swinemünde; she successfully navigated the minefields on the way to Kiel, arriving on 18 March. DKM Admiral … [19] The British navy's Room 40 had intercepted and decrypted German radio traffic containing plans of the operation, and so sortied the Grand Fleet, totaling some 28 dreadnoughts and 9 battlecruisers, the night before in order to cut off and destroy the High Seas Fleet.[20]. Carl Friedrich Heinrich Reinhard Scheer (30 September 1863 – 26 November 1928) was an Admiral in the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). In May, Scheer ordered Admiral von Hipper to sea with a fleet of 40 ships. On the night of 31 October she slipped through the Denmark Strait and broke into the open Atlantic. The Grand Fleet would be forced to abandon the distant blockade and would have to attack the German fleet; the Kaiser approved the memorandum on 23 February 1916. The Tirpitz, second and last battleship of the Bismarck class, was the largest warship built in Germany. [38] The following day, Scheer met with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg and General Erich Ludendorff to discuss the deteriorating war situation. She reached port on 30 August without having achieved any significant successes. This forced the British to deploy battleships to escort the convoys, which presented Scheer with the opportunity to attempt to isolate and destroy several battleships of the Grand Fleet. [48] His tombstone reads: .mw-parser-output span.smallcaps{font-variant:small-caps}.mw-parser-output span.smallcaps-smaller{font-size:85%}hier ruht admiral reinhard scheer [Here rests Admiral Reinhard Scheer] — with the dates of his life, his flag in metal applique and the single word skagerrak (the German name for the Battle of Jutland). However, at the age of 65, Scheer died at Marktredwitz before he could make the trip. [6] A report dated 1 December 1909 recommended Scheer for promotion; he became chief of staff to the commanding officer of the High Seas Fleet, Admiral Holtzendorff,[7] under whom Scheer had served on the cruiser SMS Prinzess Wilhelm. The Germans originally intended to send Admiral Scheer with her sister ship Lützow, but since the latter had run aground the previous month, she was unavailable for the operation. So he marches into the room and asks for the location of “DK”. She took the 6,994 GRT oil tanker British Advocate as a prize and sank the 2,456 GRT Greek-flagged Grigorios. [11] Scheer advocated raids on the British coast to lure out portions of the numerically superior Royal Navy so they could be overwhelmed by the German fleet. He remained with the II Battle Squadron until January 1915, by which time World War I had begun. In 1916 Admiral Scheer took command of the 3rd Battle Squadron, which consisted of the newest and most powerful battleships in the High Seas Fleet. Or are you interested in war medals and their recipients? This required Meendsen-Bohlken to have total tactical and operational control of his ship; shore-based commands would be unable to direct the mission. [47] The number of casualties from her loss is unknown. [12] The remaining bombs also failed to explode. The enemy could have compelled us to fight before dark, he could have prevented our exercising our initiative, and finally he could have cut off our return to the German Bight. KMS Admiral Graf Spee Pocket Battleship / Armored Cruiser Image (pic1) Image used to illustrate the details of the KMS Admiral Graf … Admiral Scheer is a battlecruiser based on German cruiser Admiral Scheer. [44] On 24 October 1918, the order was given to sail from Wilhelmshaven. The Royal Navy again intercepted German communications and sent the Grand Fleet out. The Admiral Scheer was launched on November 12th, 1934 and was among the first German naval forces sent to Spanish waters where the Civil War had broken out on June 17th, 1936. Tirpitz in Wilhelmshaven - wwii axis reenactment forum . In this case, however, Scheer's reconnaissance worked as intended, and warned him of the Grand Fleet's approach in time to retreat back to Germany. Scheer intended to inflict as much damage as possible on the British navy, to achieve a better bargaining position for Germany regardless of the cost to the navy. [13], Vice Admiral Scheer became Commander in chief of the High Seas Fleet on 18 January 1916 when Pohl became too ill to continue in that post. His central idea was that the Grand Fleet should be pressured by higher U-boat activity and zeppelin raids as well as increased fleet sorties. [32] On 4–8 September, Admiral Scheer was briefly moved to Oslo. Operated in the Baltic and North Seas during first year of World War II, but was under refit during the Norwegian invasion. [17] The heavy command tower was replaced with a lighter structure, and she was reclassified as a heavy cruiser. [43] Admiral Scheer was hit by bombs and capsized. [10] On 22 November 1944, Admiral Scheer, the destroyers Z25 and Z35, and the 2nd Torpedo Boat Flotilla relieved the cruiser Prinz Eugen and several destroyers supporting German forces fighting the Soviets on the island of Ösel in the Baltic. Following his return to Germany in September, Scheer was assigned to the Naval School in Kiel to continue his officer training. ... “ In the lower photograph you can see the capsized hull of the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. [6] Her keel was laid on 25 June 1931,[7] under construction number 123. [38], The operational plan called for strict radio silence to ensure surprise could be maintained. Here, he held the position of Chief of the General Naval Department through 1912. [21] Upon reaching the High Seas Fleet, Vice Admiral David Beatty's battlecruisers turned back to the north to lure the Germans towards the rapidly approaching Grand Fleet, under the command of Admiral John Jellicoe. [48] He wrote his autobiography, entitled Vom Segelschiff zum U-Boot (From Sailing Ship to Submarine), which was published on 6 November 1925. Meanwhile, over on the German side of the hill, it’s also a critcally important time for high command. As designed, her standard complement consisted of 33 officers and 586 enlisted men, though after 1935 this was significantly increased to 30 officers and 921–1,040 sailors. [5] She was partially broken up for scrap after the end of the war, though part of the hull was left in place and buried with rubble from the attack in when the inner harbours were filled in post-war. 6x 28 cm/52 SK C/28 Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee RB Model 1:700 700L17 + Actions Stash. [17], Admiral Scheer underwent a refit while her sister ships set out on commerce raiding operations in the Atlantic. Domains. But now it’s important. This tour lasted until early summer 1890, at which point Scheer returned to Germany, where he was made an instructor at the Torpedo Research Command in Kiel. She returned to the Mediterranean between August and October, however. He then took command of the III Battle Squadron, which consisted of the newest and most powerful battleships in the navy. Following his graduation from the Naval School, Scheer embarked on a six-month-long special training program for gunnery, torpedo warfare, and infantry training. [28] A series of ferocious engagements between Scheer's battleships and Jellicoe's destroyer screen ensued, though the Germans managed to punch their way through the destroyers and make for Horns Reef. [23] By 18:30, the Grand Fleet had arrived on the scene, and was deployed into a position that would cross Scheer's "T" from the northeast. Following her return to Germany, she was deployed to northern Norway to interdict shipping to the Soviet Union. She was launched in 1922, and sunk on 5 November 1940 by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. Here he was promoted to Leutnant. In spring of 1943, the Germans began construction of a U-boat bunker at the Deutsche Werke, just south of the Kilian bunker, code named Konrad. [13] On 31 May 1937, the anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, Admiral Scheer, flying the Imperial War Flag, arrived off Almería at 07:29 and opened fire on shore batteries, naval installations and ships in the harbor. The vessel was named after Admiral Reinhard Scheer, German commander in the Battle of Jutland. Consequently, Admiral Scheer moved to the less exposed port of Swinemünde. [40] In total, the plan called for 376 to 450 new U-boats. [43] On the night of 23–24 November, the German naval forces completed the evacuation of the island. Mid to late 30s. 9.--The villa at Weimar of Admiral von Scheer who commanded the German fleet at the Battle of Jutland has been the scene of one of … The Kreigsmarine launched Operation Rösselsprung, which included the Tirpitz, cruiser Admiral Scheer, and 12 destroyers and torpedo boats, to attack PQ-17 and sink as many merchant ships as possible. [29], Admiral Scheer then sailed northwards, breaking through the Denmark Strait on 26–27 March and evading the cruisers Fiji and Nigeria. [16] Scheer intended to use the submarines to support the fleet by stationing the U-boats off major British naval bases. [10] In December 1942, Admiral Scheer returned to Wilhelmshaven for major overhaul, where she was attacked and slightly damaged by RAF bombers. [3] The ship was launched on 1 April 1933; at her launching, she was christened by Marianne Besserer, the daughter of Admiral Reinhard Scheer, the ship's namesake. Following the battle, Scheer joined those calling for unrestricted submarine warfare against the Allies, a move the Kaiser eventually permitted. The admiral was commemorated in the renascent Kriegsmarine by the heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer, built in the 1930s. Admiral Scheer received only minor modifications until after the outbreak of the Second Word War when, during her refit at Wilhelmshaven from February to July 1940, the heavy tower structure was removed and replaced by a lighter tubular structure on the lines of Deutschland (now renamed Lutzow), although the layout differed. He is buried in the municipal cemetery at Weimar. Saved from militaritaeten.de. [11], Admiral Scheer's first overseas deployment began in July 1936 when she was sent to Spain to evacuate German civilians caught in the midst of the Spanish Civil War. The Graf Spee was more heavily gunned than any cruiser and had a top speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 12,500 miles (20,000 km). [24] Krancke wanted to lure British warships to the area to draw attention away from Admiral Hipper, which had just exited the Denmark Strait. [35] Admiral Scheer and Lützow formed one group while Tirpitz and Admiral Hipper composed another. The bows were rebuilt and raked, and a … Vice Admiral Ralph Leatham, the commander of the East Indies Station, deployed the carrier Hermes and cruisers Capetown, Emerald, Hawkins, Shropshire, and the Australian HMAS Canberra to join the hunt. Scheer survived the war and died in 1928. To my sources Admiral Scheer could detect and avoid enemy ships through it's GHG more then one time at her south atlantic sorty, at the break through and comming back through the denmark straight. [41], On 23 October Admiral Scheer, Tirpitz and the destroyers Z4 Richard Beitzen, Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt, Z23, Z28, and Z29 left Bogen Bay and proceeded to Trondheim. The Admiral Scheer slipped quietly into the Atlantic on October 14th, 1940, searching for a convoy target. "We were ready for anything. Victory at Sea: Admiral Graf Spee & Admiral Scheer The Deutschland-class of warships were relatively small, by battleship standards, but were well armoured and carried the type of armament traditionally seen only on battleships. His first sea assignment was aboard the sail-frigate SMS Niobe. 1 Introduction 2 Namesake 3 Profile 4 Attributes 5 Quotes 6 Trivia 7 External Links Launched in 1933, Admiral Scheer was one of three Deutschland-class heavy cruisers that served the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 ratings. Its two Arado seaplanes were launched daily looking over the horizon for targets or enemy warships to contend with. [31] Ultimately, Scheer and his allies prevailed and the unrestricted submarine campaign was resumed in February 1917. The raider encountered and sank a fourth ship the following day, the 2,542 GRT Dutch steamer Rantaupandjang, though she too was able to send a distress signal before she sank. Created with Sketch. 90 Squadron RAF, equipped with Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bombers, mounted a pair of unsuccessful attacks on the ship. This led to them being nicknamed pocket battleships . While en route to the rendezvous point, Lützow and three destroyers ran aground, forcing the entire group to abandon the operation. As the first part of the ship, the main rangefinder was salvaged in March 2004. At the end of October 1940, she successfully eluded Allied air and sea patrols and broke out into the Atlantic where, … 2012 + Actions Stash. Three were launched between 1931 and 1934: Deutschland, Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee. The 72 crewman on the Mopan were taken prisoner by the Germans. By 1940 the ship's anti-aircraft battery was significantly increased, consisting of six 10.5 cm (4.1 in) C/33 guns, four twin-mounted 3.7 cm (1.5 in) C/30 guns and up to twenty-eight 2 cm (0.79 in) Flak 30 guns. The torpid Admiral von Pohl has departed for good, terminally ill with cancer (he has little more than a month to live). Read more posts (21 remaining) The German Deutschland class cruiser Admiral Scheer, circa … Ship Wreck Heavy Cruiser "Admiral Scheer" Ship Wreck Heavy Cruiser "Admiral Scheer" Second World War (1939-1945) Kiel; Germany Schleswig-Holstein Kiel; This heavy German cruiser was sunk by five Tallboy bombs on 9 April 1945. On 2 July, the ship sortied as part of the attempt to intercept Arctic convoy PQ-17. In the meantime, the Soviets, anticipating a potential sortie by the Tirpitz, sent an ocean-cruising submarine, K-21, under the command of Nicolai Lunin to … Aware that surprise had been lost, the Germans broke off the surface attack and turned the destruction of PQ-17 over to the U-boats and Luftwaffe. Admiral Scheer sank only five of the convoy's 37 ships, though a sixth was sunk by the Luftwaffe following the convoy's dispersal. Upon entering the Kara Sea, she encountered heavy ice; in addition to searching for merchant shipping, the Arado floatplane was used to scout paths through the ice fields. German Battleship Graf-Spee 1939 Wood Deck Trumpeter/Pit Road FlyHawk Model 1:700 FHW70022 . [46] The ship's guns were badly worn out by March and in need of repair. [2], Admiral Scheer was 186 meters (610 ft) long overall and had a beam of 21.34 m (70 ft) and a maximum draft of 7.25 m (23 ft 9 in). [42] Fregattenkapitän Ernst Gruber served as the ship's acting commander at the end of November. Mid to late 30s. “It’s in the Jade”, says someone, doing as he’s told. Battleships and other Capital ships (Bismarck, Hood, Tirpitz, Gneisenau, Scharnhorst, Prinz Eugen, Admiral Hipper, Lützow, Graf Spee, Admiral Scheer) Grand Admiral Erich Raeder, commander of the Kriegsmarine, first commissioned the building of three Deutschland-class cruisers, Deutschland, Admiral Scheer, and Admiral Graf Spee. [14] After Deutschland was attacked on 29 May 1937 by Spanish Republican Air Force aircraft off Ibiza, Admiral Scheer was ordered to bombard the Republican-held port of Almería in reprisal. Scheer entered the German navy in 1879 and by … [28], On 14 February, Admiral Scheer rendezvoused with the auxiliary cruiser Atlantis and the supply ship Tannenfels about 1,000 nmi (1,900 km; 1,200 mi) east of Madagascar. It's a pocket battleship.' ... Admiral Scheer 1939 - 1:1000 Ship Model (Amercom ST-19) Brand: Admiral Scheer 1939. WWII German Battleship Graf Spee 1937 Wood Deck (for Trumpeter/Pit-Road) FlyHawk Model 1:700 FHW70039 . Admiral Scheer is a battlecruiser based on German cruiser Admiral Scheer. Admiral Scheer then moved off on her own to operate in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique, where she received orders to return home.On her way back, she was sighted by a reconnaissance aircraft from the British cruiser Glasgow, and a massive search operation was launched to engage the German pocket battleship. Serving with the Kriegsmarine (German Navy) during World War 2, the Admiral Scheer was aptly named after German Admiral Reinhard Scheer who commanded the Kaiserliche Marine High Seas Fleet at the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of World War 1. Glasgow launched reconnaissance aircraft that spotted Admiral Scheer on 22 February. [3], The ship also carried a pair of quadruple 53.3 cm (21 in) deck-mounted torpedo tubes placed on her stern. He was buried in the municipal cemetery at Weimar. [49], In 1928, Scheer accepted an invitation to meet his adversary from Jutland, Admiral of the Fleet Jellicoe, in England. [47] In October 1920, an intruder broke into Scheer's house and murdered his wife, Emillie, his maid, and injured his daughter Else. [8] Scheer reached flag rank less than six months after taking his post on Holtzendorff's staff, at the age of 47. He is buried in the municipal cemetery at Weimar. She had six 11-inch and eight 5.9-inch guns, six 4.1-inch and eight 3-pounder anti-aircraft guns and eight 21-inch torpedo tubes. FAQs about Hotel Admiral Scheer What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Admiral Scheer? Reinhard Scheer, the new admiral of the German fleet, is intent on a more aggressive naval strategy. Looking for reliable information or news facts about WW2? A strict disciplinarian, Scheer was popularly known in the Navy as the "man with the iron mask" due to his severe appearance. HMS Jervis Bay was a British liner later converted into an armed merchant cruiser, pennant F40. A Deutschland-class panzerschiffe (armored ship), Admiral Graf Spee's design was intended to nominally conform to the naval restrictions set forth by the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I.These limited future German warships to 10,000 long tons. [3], Admiral Scheer's primary armament was six 28 cm (11 in) SK C/28 guns mounted in two triple gun turrets, one forward and one aft of the superstructure. She spent Christmas 1940 at sea in the mid-Atlantic, several hundred miles from Tristan da Cunha, before making a foray into the Indian Ocean in February 1941. After the war it was partially dismantled and the remains covered over to make a new quay. Today; 7 days; 30 days; Menu 0. Pirie 'You're right. [a], The ship was nominally under the 10,000 long tons (10,000 t) limitation on warship size imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, though with a full load displacement of 15,180 long tons (15,420 t), she significantly exceeded it. [24] At 18:55, Scheer decided to conduct another 16-point turn to launch an attack on the British fleet;[25] he later explained his reasoning: It was as yet too early to assume 'night cruising order.' [37], In August 1942, she conducted Operation Wunderland, a sortie into the Kara Sea to interdict Soviet shipping and attack targets of opportunity. Jun 6, 2015 - Admiral Scheer ahead of Deutschland. Graf Spee enters the harbor of Montevideo after the battle for the River Plate. Do you have more information about this location? [45] The ship's Arado floatplane was shot down, however. From 1940 to 1941 she took part in the Economic War against … From 8 August 1936 she served together with her sister ship Deutschland on non-intervention patrols off the Republican-held coast of Spain. Admiral Scheer damaged two ships in the port and shelled harbor facilities. Scheer retired after the end of the war. Armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, Admiral Scheer and her sisters were designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch them. Scheer was born in Obernkirchen, present-day Lower Saxony. In August 1918, Scheer was promoted to the Chief of Naval Staff; Admiral Franz von Hipper replaced him as commander of the fleet. While stationed in Kiel, Scheer met Alfred von Tirpitz, who took note of his expertise. The Soviet submarine K-21 attacks Tirpitz with torpedoes at 1702, but obtains no hits. Today in Naval History - Naval / Maritime Events in History 5 November 1940 – World War II: The British armed merchant cruiser, HMS Jervis Bay, is sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. 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