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    Gentlemen, this is what I have for Ernst Otto von Diederichs, any additions, no matter how small, would be great:


    1 January 1862 Avantgardeur (Officer Candidate) of the Prussian Army

    6 September 1865 Offiziersaspirant und Matrose II. Klasse (Officer Candidate and Sailor 2nd Class)

    24 June 1866 Seekadett (Officer Cadet)

    (??.??.) 1867 Unterlieutenant zur See (2nd Lieutenant)

    31 August 1869 Lieutenant zur See (1st Lieutenant)

    20 May 1873 Capitain-Lieutenant (Lieutenant Captain)

    15 April 1880 Korvettenkapitän (Corvette Captain – Lieutenant Commander)

    18 February 1886 Kapitän zur See (Captain at Sea – Captain)

    20 January 1892 Kontre-Admiral (Rear Admiral)

    23 November 1897 Vize-Admiral (Vice Admiral)

    27 January 1902 Admiral


    War Commemorative Medal of 1870–1871 (Kaiserliche Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/71; KD70/71)

    Red Eagle Order (Roter Adlerorden), 4th Class in 1884

    Prussian Long Service Cross for 25 years (Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz)

    Prussian Order of the Crown (Kronenorden), 3rd Class in 1888

    Red Eagle Order, 3rd Class with the Bow (mit der Schleife) in 1889

    Prussian Order of the Crown, 2nd Class in 1889

    Order of the Iron Crown (Austria), Knight 2nd Class (ÖEK2)

    Mecklenburg Order of the Griffon (Großherzoglich Mecklenburgischer Greifenorden), Grand Commander's Cross (MGrO2a/MG2a)

    Red Eagle Order, 2nd Class with Oak Leaves in 1893

    Order of the White Falcon (Hausorden vom Weißen Falken), Commander's Cross (GSF2)

    Star to his Prussian Order of the Crown 2nd Class in 1896

    Prussian Centenary Medal 1897 (Zentenarmedaille)

    Russian Order of Saint Stanislaus, 1st Class (RSt1)

    Prussian Order of the Crown, 1st Class

    Order of Orange-Nassau, Grand Cross (NN1)

    Order of the Iron Crown (Austria), Knight 1st Class (ÖEK1)

    Austrian Imperial Order of Leopold, 1st Class (ÖL1b)

    Red Eagle Order, 1st Class with Oak Leaves

    Italian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Grand Cross (JMuL1/JM1)

    Russian Order of Saint Anna (St.-Annen-Orden), 1st Class (RA1)

    Austrian Imperial Order of Leopold, Grand Cross (ÖL1a)

    Red Eagle Order, Grand Cross with Oak Leaves




    A Hill (Diederichsberg) with signal station, Naval Observatory and the Governor's official residence was named after him.

    At the Kiautschou colony a mountain monument (Diederichsstein) was named after him.

    A street in Tsingtao (Diederichsweg) near the Gouverneurspalast, the seat of the colonial government, was named after him .

    Gift watch from Heinrich Prince of Prussia dedicated to von Diederichs, "the victor of Tsingtao": "Dem Sieger von Tsingtau V. Adm. v. Diederichs ./. Heinrich Prinz von Preußen ./. Neujahr 1898"




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    7 hours ago, Stogieman said:

    Beautiful picture but I can’t tell what is on his medal bar 

    The medal bar is showing his RAO 4th Class (?), the War Commemorative Medal of 1870–1871 and the Prussian Centenary Medal 1897. Too bad I was not able to find a picture in parade uniform wearing everything.

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    first time I try chinese with https://www.deepl.com/translator#zh/en/ 匿踪百年碑成谜——探寻信号山“棣德利碑”遗迹

    it seems to work


    "Hundred Years of Monument Mystery - Exploring the Remains of Signal Hill's "Deidre's Monument


    Hundreds of years of hiding monument become a mystery - to explore the remains of the Signal Hill "Deidre monument"
    2018-12-28 20:41

    Signal Hill, 98 metres above sea level, is located in the southern district of Qingdao City, facing Qingdao Bay, is the city's higher elevation of the sea peak. From the top of the hill, the view, Trestle Bridge, Little Qingdao, Welcome Guest House and the blue sea and red tiles and green trees, the front of the sea scenery as far as the eye, Qingdao's beautiful scenery at a glance. At the top of Signal Hill, there are three red spherical buildings of different heights, which symbolise the red torch used to transmit signals in ancient China.

    On 14 November 1897, Qingdao was captured by Vice Admiral Dietrich Dietrich, commander of the German East Asia Fleet. In the following year, on 14 November 1898, in order to show off his achievements and commemorate Dietrich, a monument commemorating the occupation of Qingdao was constructed on the hillside on the southwestern side of present-day Signal Hill, which was named Dietrich Monument after Dietrich, and named Signal Hill, which was initially known as Dupelo Hill, as Dupelo Hill, which was named Signal Hill, as Dupelo Hill. Signal Hill, which was first called "Duperu Hill", was named "Deidre Hill". In 1899, a signal station (commonly known as the Lookout Tower, which is now a spherical building), a radio station, a generator room and other facilities were built at the top of the hill, and in 1900, it became known as Signal-Berg "Signal Hill".

    Translated with DeepL.com (free version)






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