By Mark Stille
In 1916, within the seas close to Jutland, fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open conflict. This booklet tells the tale of the British and German battleships of those nice fleets - from their improvement because the first new release of totally- armoured warships - to their wrestle reviews. The differing weapon structures and workforce education of the British and German fleets are tested intimately, as is the huge fight of Jutland, via an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. eventually, it analyzes the result of the fight, explaining the successes and screw ups of those nice battleships.
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That evening, ] ellicoe led th e bulk of the G rand Fleet T he excellent Ge rma n shoo ting was soo n rewarded. At 1603h rs, after bein g str uck (16 dr eadnoughts and three battlecrui sers) out fro m Scapa Flow, soon to be join ed by two salvoes from the bartlecrui ser Von der limn, Indefiztigable blew up, killing 1,0 17 by ano th er eight dr eadnoughts from C ro ma rty. Beatty's Battle C ru iser Fleet of her crew. Beatty's flagship Lion was hit multiple times and avo ided the fat e of departed the Firth of Forth with six battlecruisers and th e four fast dreadnou ghts of th e 5th Battle Squadron.
75 per cent (123 hits out of 4,48 0 rounds fired). For the Ger ma ns, Total hits by heavy shells Warspite operations some two months later. T he vast majority of the damage to the Grand Fleet was suffered by the battlecruiser force and its attached 5th Battle Squadron . Moreover, any losses that the Grand Fleet suffered were made up by the retu rn of the dreadnoughts Queen ELizabeth and Emperor ofIndia from refit, and the addition of the three last un its of the Revenge class. 29 per cent . British battl eship 2,55 1 Hits on battleships and battlecruisers Barham dreadnoughts that participated, only eight were fit for action after the battle.
T he sacrifice of the destroyers was in vain ; non e mad e a contac t report to Jellicoe. More inexplicable was th e fact that th e several British dreadn ough ts that identi fied the Ge rman battl eship s moving east neither engaged them nor made a contact report. Later, the armoured cru iser Black Prince came across thr ee dreadn ought s of Scheer's I Squadron, including his flagship Friedrich der Grosse. T he dreadnought s engaged the poorly armoured cruiser at po int-blank range. Black Prince blew up with the loss of her enti re crew of 900 .