Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter papers

Scope and Content

2 manuscript letters from his wife, Hanna, with typescript copies and translations (14-20 June 1919); 4 photographs (nd).

Administrative / Biographical History

Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter commanded the German High Seas Fleet when it was surrendered to the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow in November 1918. On board the cruiser Emden he issued the order for the fleet to be scuttled on 21 June 1919. His papers have been copied and translated from German into English by C.D.M. Cossar.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by T. Thorneycroft (son of Lieutenant Thorneycroft, RN (Royal Navy), serving at Scapa Flow in 1919). See Research Correspondence File.


In German and English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See GE 31: Lautenschlager, A.

Corporate Names