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Max Looff
Born (1874-05-02)May 2, 1874
Died 20 September 1954(1954-09-20) (aged 80)
Place of birth Strasbourg
Place of death Berlin
Allegiance  German Empire (1891-1918)
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1891-?
Rank Vizeadmiral
Commands held SMS Königsberg
Other work Military writer

Max Looff was a naval officer of the Imperial German Navy and later a military writer. Looff commanded the SMS Königsberg during the Battle of the Rufiji Delta before it was sunk by two Royal Navy monitors, HMS Mersey and Severn on the 11th July 1915.


Looff enlisted in the navy in 1891 and completed his training aboard the SMS Stosch before attending the naval school in Kiel.

Looff is granted commanded of the Königsberg on the 1st of April 1914 and holds this command until the ship is sunk in the Rufiji Delta in July the next year.

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