Battle Of Jutland

By Seth Stinson


the battle of Jutland Involved some 250 ships and 100,000 men, the battle took place off the North Sea coast of Denmark is the only major naval engagement of World War I. The battle began in the afternoon of May 31, 1916. it took part in two different phases 4:48 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on May 31, 1916.

More to the battle

( first phase of the battle 4:48 p.m. May 31, 1916)The British grand fleet had a great number of units VS the German fleet during the battle. the ship ratio for large ships are 37:27 and small cruiser like ships is 113:72. the British also had a great advantage on the Germans by decoding German signal codes. The scouting forces of Vice Admirals David Beatty and Franz Hipper did a artillery duel just out side of den marks north sea. after a little beating from the Germans the turned there ships around and headed back to the grand fleet luring the Germans in.

(second phase of battle 7:15 p.m. may 31, 1916) Admiral John Jellicoe brought his ships into a single battle line formation by executing a 90-degree wheel to port. by doing this gave the admiral the advantage of the fading light, he cut the Germans off from their home base and twice crossed the High Sea Fleet’s “T.” Admiral Reinhard Scheer’s ships took seventy direct hits, while scoring but twenty against Jellicoe: Scheer’s fleet escaped certain annihilation only by executing three brilliant 180-degree battle turns away. By the full darkness at 10:00 p.m., British losses amounted to 6,784 men and 111,000 tons, and German losses to 3,058 men and 62,000 tons. the British lost a few ships but the Germans had to do excessive repairs.

the Germans one the battle even though they had less ships then the British and beat them and its royal ships.