Count Felix Von Luckner visits Los Angeles, California, while on a "Peace tour," in July, 1927. He is famous for his exploits while in command of SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) in 1916-1917, during World War 1. He sits, posing while and artist sketches his likeness. Next, he is seen on the deck of the sailing ship, Vaterland, with his Swedish wife, Countess Ingeborg. They hold two dachshund dogs. The Count, in mufti, accompanied by Captain, Julius Lauterbach, strolls the deck of the Vaterland "inspecting" the crew. Camera shifts to closeup of the masts and rigging of the Vaterland, and then down to her hull. Von Luckner on the bridge commanding the Vaterland, which begins to move slowly. Starboard view of the Vaterland, with 4 main masts bare and only flying jib, inner jib, and Fore Topmast Staysail set. View on deck of the Vaterland, where Von Luckner, his wife, and Lauterbach watch U.S. Navy ships of the American Battle fleet, as they pass them. They pass a U.S. Dreadnought battleship. View from land as the Vaterland passes Los Angeles Harbor Light, aka Angels Gate Light, at San Pedro Breakwater in Los Angeles Harbor.
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