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By Mark Stille

In 1916, within the seas close to Jutland, fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open conflict. This ebook 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 studies. The differing weapon platforms and team education of the British and German fleets are tested intimately, as is the substantial fight of Jutland, via an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. eventually, it analyzes the end result of the fight, explaining the successes and screw ups of those nice battleships.

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A 10-5 advantage in capital ships and superior speed, he was sure that a decisive victory Lik ewise, the newest of Beatty's battlecruisers po ssessed a 3-knot adva ntage over Hipper's form ation . was at hand. For th e next hour, from 1545 until 1640hrs, th e battle crui sers would slug it out suppo rted by th e four super-d read no ughts of the 5th Battl e Squadron. When th e rang e reached 16,500 yards, Beatty swung his six battlecru isers into line to engage th e Ge rma ns. The 5th Battl e Squadron was now some 7 miles behind.

T his d isparity was du e in large Grosser KurfOrst 8 measure to the fact that the batt lecruisers were heavily engaged earlier in th e battl e when light cond itio ns favour ed the Germans and overall visibility was better. 89 per cent (65 out of 1,670 ). 96 per cent (57 of 1,927), even with the estimate d 12 hi ts on gunnery was also mediocre. 7 0 per cent accuracy rate 674 507 Prisoner 177 0 6,945 3,058 In addition, several ot her Ge rman dreadn ought s were damaged but did not require dry -docking.

I V Hannover / , : / ) .... J , .... II Scouting Group [Light Cruisers] Torpedo Boat Flotilla HIGH SEAS FLEET Scou ting Group [light Cruisers] ..... 58 2m iles ~~==JI I 2km 59 Barham shown in Scapa Flow. 5in shells. 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.

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