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 Vizeadmiral (vice admiral)
Battles/wars World War I

Friedrich Bödicker, (13 March 1866, Kassel – 20 September 1944) was a Vizeadmiral (vice admiral) 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


  1. Tarrant, p42


  • Tarrant, V. E. (1995). Jutland: The German Perspective. Cassell Military Paperbacks. ISBN 0-304-35848-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>