Looff, Max

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Looff, Max Gender: M
Paul Otto Max Looff
born on 2 May 1874 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°30' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°15 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 18°59'

Max Looff


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

Max Looff was recalled to the Kriegsmarine service with the rank of Vizeadmiral on 24 May 1939, but remained in the reserve status for the duration of WWII. Looff continued in his work and published the book about the combats in German East Africa, "Tufani" in 1941.

After the end of World War II, Looff remained in the Soviet occupation zone of the Berlin and thus his published work had been placed on the list of forbidden literature by the Communist regime.

Vizeadmiral Max Looff died on 20 September 1954 in Berlin, East Germany, aged 80.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°1287 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 4/148: "um drei uhr morgens" (three in the morning).


  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Navy Vizeadmiral)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Military)