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Commander of the German High Seas Fleet during World War I.
Chief of Staff of German High Seas Fleet 1910 1913
Commander of German High Seas Fleet 1913 1916
Put in command of the Second Battle Squadron.
Admiral of German High Seas Fleet 1916-01 1918-08-08
Put in command of the whole fleet.
After a poor over all performance of the German Navy, Reinhardt Scheer, Franz von Hipper, and Adolf von Trotha sought to launch a sneak attack against the British Royal Navy while talks of armistice were in the works.
German Navel Mutiny at Wilmershaven and Kiel 1918-10-30 1918-11-04
Sailors soon catch wind of an unapproved secret plot by top brass of the Navy to attack the British Royal Navy. Seeing the move as a suicide mission and peace talks in the works the navy men ignored orders to launch, and instead disarmed officers to take over the ships at both ports.