Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Battle of Jutland
25. The Imperial German Navy lost: 1 battlecruiser (SMS Luetzow), 1 pre-Dreadnought battleship (SMS Pommern), 4 light cruisers (SMS Wiesbaden, Elbing, Frauenlob, Rostock) and 5 Torpedo Boats (V4, V27, V29, V48, S35).
The Royal Navy lost: 3 battlecruisers (HMS Queen Mary, Indefatigable, Invincible), 3 armoured cruisers (HMS Defence, Warrior, Black Prince) and 8 Destroyers (HMS Tipperary, Ardent, Fortune, Nestor, Nomad, Shark, Sparrowhawk, Turbulent)
|Which was the third ship in the keel line of the British battlecruiser force under Vice Admiral Beatty?||Battle of Jutland
HMS Queen Mary. When Vice Admiral Beatty sighted the German battlecruisers he formed the following keel line: HMS Lion (Flagship), HMS Princess Royal, HMS Queen Mary, HMS Tiger, HMS New Zealand, HMS Indefatigable.
|Which British battlecruiser did NOT take part in the battle of Jutland?||Battle of Jutland
Australia . HMS Australia was the only British battlecruiser which did not take part in the battle because of a collision with HMS New Zealand a few weeks before the battle. HMS New Zealand was repaired in time for the battle unlike HMS Australia.
|Which German battlecruiser did NOT take part in the battle of Jutland?||Battle of Jutland
Goeben . SMS Goeben was in the Meditarrenean when the war broke out. Togehter with SMS Breslau she formed the German Meditarrenean Squadron. She was officially sold to Turkey and operated in the Dardanelles and the Black Sea during the war (but in fact she was still under German command and the German crew remained on board). Although severely damaged several times she survived the war and served in the Turkish navy until 1960. The Turkish government offered the ship to the German government but the Germans reject the offer and so the ship was sold for scrap in the 1970's. SMS Breslau was sunk by mines in 1918 with great losses.
Evan-Thomas. Admiral Hugh Evan-Thomas was commander of the 5th Battle Squadron consisting of HMS Barham (flagship), HMS Malaya, HMS Warspite and HMS Valiant.
|When the German light cruiser SMS Wiesbaden sank 583 men of her crew died there was only one survivor. Among these sailors was a famous German poet. What was his pen-name?||Battle of Jutland
Gorch Fock. Johann Wilhelm Kinau, better known as Gorch Fock, was a famous German poet. In World War I he was a stoker on SMS Wiesbaden and died in the battle. The famous current training sailing ship of the German navy is named Gorch Fock.
Jellicoe . Admiral Sir John Jellicoe was the C-in-C of the British Grand Fleet. Vice Admiral Beatty was commander of the Battlecruiser Force. Admiral Reinhard Scheer was C-in-C of the High Sea Fleet. Admiral Hipper was commander of the German 1st Scouting Group.
31 May to 1 June 1916. The Battle of Jutland took place from 31st May 1916 to 1st June 1916. The Battle of Dogger Bank took place on 24 January 1915.
|Admiral Horace Hood was in command of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron. By chance he happened to lead the British line for short time and his ship exploded during the main action. Which was his ship?||The Battle of Jutland
HMS Invincible. Hood's 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron needed gunnery practice and was stationed in Scapa Flow with the Grand Fleet rather than with Beatty and the rest of the battlecruisers. In order to make up his numbers, Beatty was allocated the powerful 5th Battle Squadron which was made up of four Queen Elizabeth class battleships.
The Battle of Skagerrak. 'Der Tag' was the day hoped for by both British and German naval officers when the fruits of the naval arms race would be seen.
|The German battle fleet performed a Gefechtskehrtwendung twice during the battle. This was a magnificent piece of seamanship under very trying conditions. What is a Gefechtskehrtwendung?||The Battle of Jutland
Battle about turn. This command required all ships in the line to turn at exactly the same time and the entire fleet reversed course so the leading ship of the line became the last ship of the line. This action prevented the High Seas Fleet from being overwhelmed.
4. Jack Cornwell, HMS Chester. He was a boy sailor who stood at his post when his entire gun crew had been killed or wounded.
Edward Bingham, HMS Nestor. He was in command of a destroyer division and led attacks on both the German battlecruisers and the German battle fleet.
Loftus Jones, HMS Shark - continued to fight with his ship though terribly wounded.
Francis Harvey, HMS Lion. Despite losing both legs, he remained in command of Q turret and ordered the magazines flooded, thus saving the ship.
|The Queen Elizabeth Class was the outstanding British fast battleship class of World War I. Which Queen Elizabeth did NOT participate in the battle?||The Battle of Jutland
HMS Queen Elizabeth. HMS Queen Elizabeth was in dry dock during the battle.
|Admiral Beatty was in command of the British battlecruisers and led the line in HMS Lion. Which ship was second in line?
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HMS Tiger. HMS Tiger was considered a lucky ship by her crew and though hit at least 17 times she continued to play her part in the battle.
HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable both exploded during the battlecruiser action.
HMS New Zealand though an older and less well armed or armoured ship did not suffer the same fate as Queen Mary and Indefatigable which some put down to her captain wearing a Maori grass skirt!
|Who was in command of the British Grand Fleet? It was said of him the "he could lose the war in an afternoon".||The Battle of Jutland
Admiral Jellicoe. The loss of a significant number of ships in any battle would have allowed the German Navy to sail more freely and created problems for the British in trade and commerce as well as transiting men and materials to France.