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Captain Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff

Commanding Officer

Admiral Graf Spee

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Admiral Graf Spee

Background Information

Education

Kiel Naval Academy

Web References (98 Total References)


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Hans Langsdorff

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Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
"Who?"
~ Everyone on Hans Langsdorff
Hans Langsdorff (1894 or something like that , December 19, 1939) was notable in that he lost the Battle of the River Plate, failed to go down with the Panzerschiff (German for "piece of shiff") Admiral Graf Spee, then shot himself.In fact, that's about all he did.
[edit] Life
Langsdorff was born in some remote, insignificant location in 1894, the eldest son of a family with little historical impact whatsoever.
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Thus, following an obsession with this slightly less obscure neighbor, Langsdorff decided to join the German Navy, hoping that he might somehow do something worthwhile to earn himself at least a footnote in future German textbooks.Towards the end of World War I, he earned a medal or two, while the standard issue for German soldiers happened to be twelve, awarded in a year which no one bothered to record.For the next twenty years, nothing significant happened.
Finally, after doing nothing in particular, Langsdorff was given command of the ship Admiral Graf Spee and sent off to do whatever in 1939 (probably).Over the next ten weeks, Langsdorff and Admiral Graf Spee suffered extreme incompetence, sinking nine British merchant ships, totalling over 50,000 tons, while somehow failing to kill anyone.
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Soon, the British Navy decided that Langsdorff was starting to get rather annoying and sent an entire fleet of battleships to get rid of him.At this point, the Admiral Graf Spee gave up, and Langsdorff soiled himself.
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When the fleet came into firing range, Langsdorff became confused and ordered the Spee to blow itself up.Langsdorff attempted to go down with the Spee and earn himself some sort of name, but failed.Thus, depressed and shamed by his total failure, Langsdorff shot himself, dying in his still-soiled underwear.His suicide note, which has since been misplaced somewhere, was just a bunch of whining.Altogether, nobody cared.


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Hans Langsdorff

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Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
Hans Langsdorff, under the impression he is of some significance.
"Who?"
~ Everyone on Hans Langsdorff
Hans Langsdorff (1894 or something like that , December 19, 1939) was notable in that he lost the Battle of the River Plate, failed to go down with the Panzerschiff (German for "piece of shiff") Admiral Graf Spee, then shot himself.In fact, that's about all he did.
[edit] Life
Langsdorff was born in some remote, insignificant location in 1894, the eldest son of a family with little historical impact whatsoever.
...
Thus, following an obsession with this slightly less obscure neighbor, Langsdorff decided to join the German Navy, hoping that he might somehow do something worthwhile to earn himself at least a footnote in future German textbooks.Towards the end of World War I, he earned a medal or two, while the standard issue for German soldiers happened to be twelve, awarded in a year which no one bothered to record.For the next twenty years, nothing significant happened.
Finally, after doing nothing in particular, Langsdorff was given command of the ship Admiral Graf Spee and sent off to do whatever in 1939 (probably).Over the next ten weeks, Langsdorff and Admiral Graf Spee suffered extreme incompetence, sinking nine British merchant ships, totalling over 50,000 tons, while somehow failing to kill anyone.
...
Soon, the British Navy decided that Langsdorff was starting to get rather annoying and sent an entire fleet of battleships to get rid of him.At this point, the Admiral Graf Spee gave up, and Langsdorff soiled himself.
...
When the fleet came into firing range, Langsdorff became confused and ordered the Spee to blow itself up.Langsdorff attempted to go down with the Spee and earn himself some sort of name, but failed.Thus, depressed and shamed by his total failure, Langsdorff shot himself, dying in his still-soiled underwear.His suicide note, which has since been misplaced somewhere, was just a bunch of whining.Altogether, nobody cared.


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Battle of the River Plate WW2 Timeline

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Captain Hans Langsdorff, Commanding Officer of the KMS Admiral Graf Spee

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However, Langsdorff surprised the British positions by arriving from from the Northwest on December 13th, the Graf Spee already having settled itself into an advantageous position to engage an outgoing convoy suspected in the area. The Graf Spee had already sighted the HMS Ajax as dawn arose from the East and moved in to strike - assuming she formed part of the convoy in question.
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During this lull, the Royal Navy reinforced its firepower and worked its deception channels to allow Langsdorff to think a greater force awaited him outside of the safety of the port.
On December 17th, the Graf Spee was readied and sailed out to meet her expected fate. Langsdorff altered the British plans when the German ship was abandoned and scuttled to prevent her becoming a war prize or worse. With the loss of the ship and the humiliation of defeat, Captain Langsdorff committed suicide on December 20th, ending the reign of the KMS Admiral Graf Spee.
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At 8:00 AM, Captain Langsdorff orders his lightly damaged Graf Spee towards the port at Montevideo in Uruguay with British ships in close pursuit.
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Graf Spee Captain Hans Langsdorff mistakenly believes there to be a large Royal Navy contingent waiting for his exit out of Montevideo harbor. As such, he orders the Graff Spee scuttled.
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Choosing honor over justice, Captain Hans Langsdorff commits suicide, officially ending the reign of the Graf Spee.

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