Died: 16 April 1940.
Takes command on 20 September 1939
Ends command on 9 April 1940
Heinrich Woldag was born on 1892 and was a serving member
of the Kriegsmarine during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Kapitän
zur See and went on to command the following Blücher.
Heinrich Woldag was given the command of the heavy cruiser Blücher
on 20 September 1939 and remained in command until 9 April 1940.
was appointed to Group five during the invasion of Norway in April 1940, the Blücher
served as Konteradmiral Oskar Kummetz's flagship. The ship led the flotilla of
combat ships into the Oslofjord on the night of 8 April, to capture Oslo, the
capital of Norway. 2 antiquated 28 cm coastal guns in the Oscarsborg fort opened
fire at the Blücher
at very close range, making 2 hits. 2 torpedoes fired by land based torpedo batteries
hit the Blücher,
causing grave damage. A huge fire broke out onboard the Blücher,
which could not be stopped. After a magazine blowup, the ship slowly capsized
and sank, with huge loss of life. The Blücher
shipwreck still remains on the bottom of the Oslofjord.
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