March 13, 1866|
|Died||September 20, 1944(aged 78)|
|Rank||Vizeadmiral (vice admiral)|
|Commands held||SMS Schleswig-Holstein|
Boedicker 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.
Decorations and awards
- Iron Cross of 1914, 1st and 2nd class
- Order of the Red Eagle, 2nd class with oak leaves and swords
- Order of the Crown, 2nd class (Prussia)
- Service Award (Prussia)
- Honorary Knight's Cross, First Class of the House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis (Oldenburg)
- Friedrich August Cross, 1st class (Oldenburg)
- Commander, First Class of the Albert Order with swords (Saxony)
- Tarrant, p42
- Hildebrand, Hans; Henriot, Ernest (1988). A — G. Deutschlands Admirale : 1849-1945 : die militärischen Werdegänge der See-, Ingenieur-, Sanitäts-, Waffen- und Verwaltungsoffiziere im Admiralsrang (in German). 1. Osnabrück: Biblio-Verl. pp. 124—125. ISBN 3764814993.
- Tarrant, V. E. (1995). Jutland: The German Perspective. Cassell Military Paperbacks. ISBN 0-304-35848-7.
Kapitän zur See Franz von Holleben
|Commanding officer, SMS Schleswig-Holstein
15 September 1910 – 30 September 1913
Kapitän zur See Hans Uthemann