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Details for: Battle of Jutland


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The Battle Of Jutland

By Jessica Talarico
(Imperial War Museum)

Battleground: North Sea (off the east coast of Denmark)

The Battle of Jutland (31 May-1 June 1916) was the largest naval battle of the First World War, involving 250 ships and around 100,000 men. It was also the first and only time that the British and German fleets of 'dreadnought' battleships met each other in battle.

Over the course of the battle there were periods of intense action and inaction. In the end, 6,000 British and 2,500 German sailors were dead. The British lost 14 ships to the Germans' 11. But Germany failed to fulfil any of the objectives laid out before Jutland and the damage done to the German fleet had a more significant impact on its fighting strength. The British on the other hand were again ready for action within hours. Although the Germans had avoided the complete destruction of their fleet, they were never again able to seriously challenge British control of the North Sea.

For more details visit the Imperial War Museum's Battle of Jutland webpages