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Erich Giese

Erich Giese

German naval officer
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Occupations Officer
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth June 22, 1887
Death June 5, 1917 (English Channel)
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Kapitänleutnant Erich Giese (22 June 1887 – 5 June 1917 English Channel) was a German naval officer killed action during World War I.

Giese joined Imperial German Navy on the 1. April 1905. Giese was killed in Action of 5 June 1917 against Royal Navy warships aboard the torpedo boat S20. 49 of 74 men were killed.

The Kriegsmarine destroyer Z12 (March 1939-March 1940) of World War II was named the Erich Giese in the honor of Giese. Also, a street is named in his honor in Munich, Germany.

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