Ludwig von Schröder

Ludwig von Schröder

Ludwig von Schröder
Born 17 July 1854
Hintzenkamp near Eggesin, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 23 July 1933(1933-07-23) (aged 79)
Berlin-Halensee, Germany
Buried at Invalidenfriedhof Berlin
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1871–1918
Rank Admiral
Commands held Marinekorps Flandern
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves
Relations Ludwig von Schröder (son)
Grave of Ludwig and Joachim von Schröder (Situation 2013) on the Invalidenfriedhof Berlin

Ludwig von Schröder (17 July 1854 Hintzenkamp near Eggesin – 17 July 1933 in Berlin-Halensee) was a Prussian officer and Admiral during World War I and a recipient of the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves. Schröder entered the newly established Imperial Naval Service in May 1871. Prior to World War I, he served on several different ships and commanded the Blitz, as well as the training vessel the Moltke. He additionally functioned as the Chief of the Cruiser-Class Division in the West Indies. Von Schröder retired from active duty in 1913.

As the war broke out on both fronts, von Schröder was recalled and named commanding Admiral in Flanders, where he was in charge of both the seagoing forces and most of the naval infantry, which by mid-December 1915 became officially known as the Marinekorps Flandern. He was in command during the 1916 Battle of Dover Strait, the successful German attack on the Dover Barrage. After transfer to the Baltic and near the war's end, von Schröder was ordered by the Kaiser to take action against mutineering German sailors in Kiel. He advised Reichskanzler Max von Baden that the proposed measures were too harsh, and the orders were thus not carried out. Ludwig von Schröder died in Berlin-Halensee on 23 July 1933 and was buried at the Invalidenfriedhof. His son Ludwig was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War II.


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