The Fighting at Jutland Men of all ranks throughout the British fleet, wrote of what he had seen and how the experience at Jutland affected him. These were edited and arranged to follow the chronology of the battle, offering a chance to re-live the excitement, the fear and even occasionally the boredom of each stage of the fighting. The German Submarine War This account of the U-boat campaign during World War I represents the official British history of the war against the German submarine attack on shipping.
With a foreword written by Earl Jellicoe, this book brings to life the great struggle for mastery of the shipping lanes from to This comprehensive reference book traces the remarkable history of the German U-boat, recording all the different submarine classes and types developed from the U-1 launched in , and beyond.
U-Boats: History, Development and Equipment An authoritative record of the service history and fate of every U-boat that was built. The author covers the history of this famous class of German submarine, from early operations in WWI, through WWII, until the remainder were finally scuttled by the Allies in the late s. The Grand Scuttle Uses previously unused German archive material, eye-witness accounts and the recollections of survivors as well as many contemporary photographs that capture the spectacle of the finest ships of the time being deliberately sunk by their own crews.
This book is dedicated to the story of its salvage, recounting the extraordinary ingenuity, courage and resourcefulness of the salvagers in the face of extreme odds. The Great War at Sea This exciting history of the greatest war ever fought at sea radically reinterprets events, arguing that it was the war at sea, rather than the more famous land battles, that decided the course of World War I. This masterful narrative covers both the grand strategy and war at the individual level. The Battleship Dreadnought Launched in , HMS Dreadnought was the first "all big-gun" battleship and, as such revolutionised battleship design for more than a generation.
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This shocking loss was only the beginning of the British misfortunes. With the super-dreadnoughts of the British Fifth Battle Squadron slowly coming in range, the British battle cruisers were still highly vulnerable to German gunnery, especially concentrated fire from multiple enemy vessels. First of all a vivid red flame shot up from her forepart. Then came an explosion forward which was followed by a much heavier explosion amidships, black debris of the ship flew into the air, and immediately afterwards the whole ship blew up with a terrific explosion.
A gigantic cloud of smoke rose, the masts collapsed inwards, the smoke cloud hid everything and rose higher and higher. Finally, nothing but a thick, black cloud of smoke remained where the ship had been. As the ship was wracked by explosions, eventually splitting in half, Francis recalled swimming desperately to avoid the whirlpool which would follow her sinking:.
I struck away from the ship as hard as I could, and must have covered nearly 50 years, when there was a big smash, and stopping and looking round the air seemed to be full of fragments and flying pieces. A large piece seemed to be right above my head, and acting on an impulse I dipped under to avoid being struck, and stayed under as long as I could, and then came to the top again, when coming behind me I heard a rush of water, which looked very much like a surf breaking on a beach, and I realised it was the suction or back-wash from the ship which had just gone.
The Battle of Jutland
I heardly had time to fill my lungs with air when it was on me; I felt it was no use struggling against it, so I let myself go for a moment or two, then I struck out…. By this time the other ships in the British battle cruiser squadron — Lion, Tiger, and Princess Royal — had also sustained damage, and the super-dreadnoughts of the Fifth Battle Squadron arrived not a moment too soon. The day of the dreadnoughts was at hand.
The main phase of the battle, involving the main bodies of both fleets, commenced in late afternoon and continued as the sun went down through nightfall, forming a dramatic image as over ships of all sizes blasted away at each other in the dusk.
As the Germans rejoined forces to the south, at p. Jellicoe ordered his dreadnought battle fleet, previously cruising south in six rows of four ships, to form a single line for battle heading east to engage the Germans. A crewman from the British destroyer Badger later recalled rescuing the few survivors from the Invincible:. Under heavy fire, around Scheer ordered his outnumbered fleet to reverse course, heading west, but Jellicoe was determined to engage them before they slipped away, while also avoiding the risk of torpedoes from German destroyers, requiring him to keep a certain distance.
Then at p. Scheer reversed course yet again this time for good and made a run for it, leaving behind destroyers and the battle cruisers to lay down a covering fire against the onrushing British.
Throughout this period the battleships pounded each other at relatively close ranges of as little as four miles, resulting in incredible carnage on both sides. One British sailor, a year-old midshipman aboard the battle cruiser Malaya, recalled the scene below decks around p. I went down to the battery, where everything was dark chaos. Most of the wounded had been taken away, but several of the killed were still there. The most ghastly part of the whole affair was the smell of burnt human flesh, which remained in the ship for weeks, making everybody have a sickly nauseous feeling the whole time.
When the battery was finally lighted by an emergency circuit, it was a scene which cannot be forgotten,— everything burnt black and bare from the fire; the galley, canteen, and drying-room bulkheads blown and twisted into the most grotesque shapes, and the whole deck covered by about 6 inches of water and dreadful debris…. The main phase of the Battle of Jutland was already ending, but fighting would continue through the night of May 31 into the morning of June 1, as the British pursued the retreating Germans with limited success, including a point-blank engagement between British destroyers and some older German battleships in the hours around midnight, while the British cruiser Black Prince was sunk after losing contact with the main British fleet.
Jutland 1916: Clash of the Dreadnoughts (Campaign)
A British officer aboard the destroyer Southampton recalled the surprising engagement:. At that moment the Germans switched on their searchlights and we switched on our. Before I was blinded by the lights in my eyes I caught sight of a line of light grey ships. There could be no missing.
A gun was fired and a hit obtained; the gun was loaded, it flamed, it roared, it lept to the rear, it slid to the front; there was another hit. The sea seemed to be alive with bursting shells and the air with the whistle of passing projectiles… Suddenly a huge explosion took place in the third German ship, and with a deafening noise and shock she seemed first of all to open out, then to close together, then to go. In the days following June 1, both sides tallied up the costs of Jutland. The British had clearly suffered more, losing 14 ships and over 6, killed, versus 11 ships and 2, dead for the Germans.
Meanwhile propaganda machines immediately sprang into motion, with both sides claiming Jutland as a victory — but it quickly became clear that it was something closer to a draw, a huge outpouring of blood and treasure which nonetheless left the basic situation unchanged. Were we celebrating a glorious naval victory or lamenting an ignominious defeat? We hardly knew; and each fresh edition of the newspapers obscured rather than illuminated this really quite important distinction. With that came the Infinity Saga, the culmination of all 23 films of phases one, two, and three of the MCU, concluding with the bittersweet Avengers: Endgame earlier this year.
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