(17.07.1854 - 23.07.1933)
place of birth: Hinzenkamp bei Eggesin,
Preu▀en: KG, Admiral
Imperial German mariner and Pour
le Merite recipient, Admiral von Schr÷der entered the newly established Imperial
Naval Service in May of 1871. Prior to World War
One, 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 Schr÷der
retired from active duty in 1913.
As the War broke out on both fronts, von Schr÷der was reactivated and named
commanding Admiral in Flanders, where he was in
charge of both the sea-going forces and most of the naval infantry,
which by mid-December 1915 became officially known as the Marinekorps
Flandern. After transfer to the Baltic and near War's end,
von Schr÷der was ordered by
the Kaiser to take action against mutineering German sailors in Kiel.
He advised Reichskanzler von Baden that the proposed measures were to
harsh, and the orders were thus not carried out. Ludwig von Schr÷der 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 Two.