Friedrich Bödicker

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Friedrich Bödicker
Born (1866-03-13)March 13, 1866
Died September 20, 1944(1944-09-20) (aged 78)
Allegiance  German Empire
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Rank Vice Admiral

World War I

Vice Admiral Friedrich Bödicker, (13 March 1866, Kassel – 20 September 1944) was a flag officer of the Kaiserliche Marine during the First World War.


Bödicker is perhaps best known for being present at the Battle of Jutland, where ships of his Second Scouting Group fired some of the first shots of the action. He also commanded the battlecruisers of the I Scouting Group during the bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft a month before the battle of Jutland, due to Franz von Hipper being on sick leave.[1]

Decorations and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


  1. ^ Tarrant, p42


  • Tarrant, V. E. (1995). Jutland: The German Perspective. Cassell Military Paperbacks. ISBN 0-304-35848-7.