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(German ˈtɪrpɪts)
(Biography) Alfred von (ˈalfreːt fɔn). 1849–1930, German admiral: as secretary of state for the Imperial Navy (1897–1916), he created the modern German navy, which challenged British supremacy at sea
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(ˈtɜr pɪts, ˈtɪər-)

Alfred von, 1849–1930, German admiral and statesman.
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The "photo-recce" aircraft had been stripped of armour and armament to add range and while on a mission to seek the German battleship Tirpitz fell easy prey to a pair of Messerschmitt 109s.
1944: Tirpitz, last of Hitler's fleet of "unsinkable battleships", was sunk off the Norwegian coast by Lancaster bombers.
Tirpitz at anchor in Norway before being sunk by the RAF
1944: Tirpitz, last of Hitler's fleet of 'unsinkable battleships', was sunk off the Norwegian coast by Lancaster bombers.
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