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Felix Luckner, Graf von

Luckner, Felix, Graf von (fāˈlĭks gräf fən lŏkˈnər) [key], 1886–1966, German naval officer. In World War I he commanded (1916–17) the commerce raider Seeadler. Luckner slipped through the British blockade and before his capture near the Fiji Islands (Sept., 1917), destroyed Allied shipping worth more than $25 million. His bold operations earned him the nickname "the Sea Devil."

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