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Friedrich Boedicker
Born (1866-03-13)March 13, 1866
Died September 20, 1944(1944-09-20) (aged 78)
Place of birth Kassel
Allegiance  German Empire
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Rank Vizeadmiral (vice admiral)
Commands held

SMS Frauenlob SMS Stettin SMS Kaiser Barbarossa

SMS Schleswig-Holstein

World War I

Friedrich Boedicker, (13 March 1866, Kassel – 20 September 1944) was a Vizeadmiral (vice admiral) of the Kaiserliche Marine during the First World War.


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.[1]

Decorations and awards


  1. Tarrant, p42


  • Hildebrand, Hans; Henriot, Ernest (1988) (in German). A — G. 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Kapitän zur See Franz von Holleben
Commanding officer, SMS Schleswig-Holstein
15 September 1910 – 30 September 1913
Succeeded by
Kapitän zur See Hans Uthemann

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