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Franz von Hipper
Admiral of the High Sea Fleet during World War I Germany.
Admiral of German High Seas Fleet 1918-08 1918-12
Commander of the German Navy.
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.