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 Fritz <I>Julius</I> Hintze

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Fritz Julius Hintze

  • Birth 13 May 1901
  • Death 26 Dec 1943
  • Burial Body lost at sea
  • Memorial ID 12213763

German Naval Officer. He was appointed captain of the German battleship "Scharnhorst" on October 14, 1943. He died along with Admiral Erich Bey in the sinking of the Scharnhorst off the coast of Norway, during the Battle of the North Cape by combined ships of the British Royal Navy. Only 36 men under his command were rescued from the sinking vessel out of a total of 1,968 crewmen. He reportedly gave his life-vest to another sailor before jumping into the frigid North Atlantic Sea.

Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 30 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12213763
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Fritz Julius Hintze (13 May 1901–26 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12213763, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost at sea.