British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought: Jutland 1916 by Mark Stille

By Mark Stille

In 1916, within the seas close to Jutland, fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open conflict. This e-book tells the tale of the British and German battleships of those nice fleets - from their improvement because the first new release of absolutely- armoured warships - to their wrestle reports. The differing weapon platforms and group education of the British and German fleets are tested intimately, as is the large 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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In respon se to Galatea's messages that th e Germa n forc e included a squadron of fast battl eship s battlecruisers, he increased speed to 19 kn ots. Scheer was some 50 mi les to the sout h . never felt t he need to design like th e Roya l Navy 's Queen Elizabe th class. 57 Malaya was assigned to t he 5t h Batt le Squadron and was • in t he th ick of the fig hting at ID German flagship Germanship • British ship N ID British flagship A Jutl and. She fired 215 rounds at the Germans, wit h good resu lts.

T he most thoro ugh analysis of the battl e indicates th at gun nery on neither side was outstanding. 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.

She was in flicted on several German undama ged. batt lecrui sers. She was st ruck by six Germa n heavy shells , but none of th ese affected her combat capabilit ies. They did, however, kill 26 of her crew and wound ed 46 . In th e ensuing melee, two destroyers on each side were sun k and one Brit ish tor pedo found its m ark on Seydlitz, but her effective anti-to rpedo defe nces allowed her to maintain speed and stay in line. As bad as Beatty's pro blems appeared to be, th ey got worse at I 638hrs when he his apparent victory, he ordered 'Give C hase' at 1720hrs.

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