- Al·fred von [ahl-freyt fuh n] /ˈɑl freɪt fən/, 1849–1930, German admiral and statesman.
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Tirpitz can do and dares to do what many others do not dare.
Admiral Tirpitz now went ahead with the program approved by me.
Instead of that, a policy of fear of Tirpitz has been pursued.
In Germany the idea was regarded as a vital one throughout by Tirpitz.
Tirpitz had been deeply impressed by the writings of Admiral Mahan.
- 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