Count Felix von Luckner: Index of Ahoy's articles and correspondence
Count Felix von Luckner known as the Sea Devil, captained Seeadler, a sailing vessel carrying an auxiliary engine, and fitted out as an Armed Merchant Raider in World War 1. He was a dashing character with a great imagination, who fought his enemy both with flair and fairness. He claimed never to have harmed anyone purposely.
On Ahoy, I have covered his wartime activities in my : Marauders of the Sea. German Armed Merchant Ships During World War 1.
Since its publication, the wily Count and his exploits have drawn more comment from people around the world than any other item on our site that I have written about. So much so, that Terry Kearns, my Web Master and myself, have decided to feature these comments on Ahoy. Mac's Web Log as a Main Feature, under the Key word Luckner.
We always welcome both comments and any questions you may care to pose, although we never claim infallability, every endeavour is made to provide an accurate and cogent response.
Articles and pictures from Mac's Log.
Picture of Felix von Luckner
Tid-bits from the book, Cruise of the Sea Eagle, by Blaine Pardoe
A few things have been brought to the surface as a result of access to archival resources around the world, adding to what we know about Count von Luckner and the Seeadler. Thanks to declassified US Navy material in the US National Archives, the resources of the New Zealand National Archives, the National Archives of the United Kingdom, the Bundersarchiv/Militararchiv and Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum in Germany, and the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News VA; and a wide range of other sources – we’re finally getting a real and more accurate picture of the events concerning the Seeadler and her epic cruise.
A Brief History of the Ship's Figurehead
Although a modern definition uses terms such as: "A carving, usually a bust or full length figure at a ship's prow." ( The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary ) or: "A sculptured image decorating the stemhead of a ship." ( Encyclopedia Americana ) This type of artform dates back much much further in time.
Bibliography for Count Felix von Luckner
This vessel was the only sailing ship to be used as an Armed Merchant Raider, she carried a great deal of mystique that could be owed to her flamboyant Commanding Officer, Felix Graf von Luckner, also known as The Sea Devil. Should you enter into a discussion of this era with anyone with but a passing knowledge of these Raiders, it will always be von Luckner, who is remembered, and spoken about.
Seeadler postcards and von Luckner's signature
Felix Graf von Luckner, Captain of Seeadler
A painting of von Luckner's raider Seeadler.
The 90 ton scow Moa seized by von Luckner off New Zealand.
The New Zealand cable ship Iris, forced von Luckner to surrender and he was recaptured.
Count von Luckner during his 1938 visit to Sydney
Westburn, a British steamship WW1
von Luckner Dagger
German Raiders of the South Seas by Robin Bromby now on Kindle
Count von Luckner - 5 trees in Israel
Did Felix Von Luckner sail in the Barque, Pinmore?
Fate of von Luckner's Mopelia
Von Luckner in Western Australia?
Christian August Krohne, told me he sailed with Graf von Luckner
Sea Devil book by Lowell Thomas signed by von Luckner
von Luckner: new book and exhibition
Plans of von Luckner's Vaterland?
MAORI TV - ANZAC 2010, VON LUCKNER story
Commodore Charles Beresford Osborne, von Luckner and Seeadler
Hospital ship Centaur discovered off Queensland coast
Prisoner on board the Sea Eagle
Richard T Harris - Pass of Bermuda
Photos etc. about this voyage of the Mopelia
Seeadler pen & ink drawing
Any lines / plans of Seeadler that would be useful to a modeller?
Harold Jack Johns crew member for Count Von Luckner?
Recording of Count von Luckner's voice?
Alma Willis aboard a ship pursued by the raider Seeadler in 1915-16?
Color of Seeadler below the waterline?
Count von Luckner did not win The Blue Max
Granddad served in the "Seeteufel"
Count von Luckner, Seeteufel, and Lowell Thomas
Project concerning the voyage of the Sea Eagle
von Luckner Photo With Signature
Whatever happened to the wreck of the Seeadler?
Korean web site and Hamburg Cemetary web address
The Sea Devil by Lowell Thomas
Felix von Luckner visited Snapper Island in 1938
Count Felix Von Luckner / Paul H. Hoeft
British Admiralty's Search for the Seeadler
von Luckner did not win a Pour le Merite
Count von Luckner inscribed the attached photo for Carl Wriedt
Picture of the Seaadler with incription
Photograph of von Luckner
Where is the gravesite of Count Felix Graf Luckner?
Brent is interested in Count Felix von Luckner
von Luckner post war
Did Count von Luckner embrace the Nazi party?
Framed print incribed with Graf Luckner's signature
Is there an organization dedicated to von Luckner?
Market for von Luckner memorabilia?
Question about Seeadler from Russia
Plan to have a Memorial to Count Felix von Luckner in Germany
Photo of von Luckner sent by Joel Belsky
Pass of Bahmaha became Seeadler
Did Felix von Luckner have children?
Niobe, Luckner's first ship
M. Pemberton, and alias for von Luckner?
Paul H. Hoeft and von Luckner pictures
USS Indianpolis, FRUMEL. and von Luckner / Seeadler
Gary Williams, admirer of Count Von Luckner
Painting of Seeadler with von Luckner's writing
Count Felix von Luckner's escape in New Zealand
von Luckner photograph and inscription