He was born in 1871 in Germany. The SMS Stettin served in European waters during World War I, participating in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914 and the Battle of Jutland in 1916. He died in 1953 in Germany.
- "Kaiser's Warships Sail To Visit US". New York Times. May 12, 1912. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
One of the Kaiser's cruisers which are to visit the United States in the first fortnight of June, the great dreadnought battle-cruiser Moltke, left Kiel to-day amid the cheers of the German Fleet. Another vessel to visit the United States, the cruiser Stettin, will leave Kiel tomorrow.
- "German Officers Dined By The City. Their Fatherland Warmly Praised by the Mayor as He Proposes Health to the Kaiser". New York Times. June 11, 1912. Retrieved 2011-03-05.