I. Aufklärungsgruppe

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Scouting Group I was the nearest analogue to the Royal Navy's opposing Battle Cruiser Fleet. By wartime, it generally consisted of the German battlecruisers and was often screened and supported in operations by II. Aufklärungsgruppe, which was primarily light cruisers.

August, 1914

Command of the I. Aufklärungsgruppe

Note: Hipper was promoted to Vizeadmiral, 17/5/1915.
Awarded Ordré Pour le Mérite on 5/6/1916 and noble title with the Königlich Bayerischer Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden on 6/6/1916.