The Battle of Jutland
Admiral Franz von Hipper and his flagship, the battlecruiser SMS Lutzow.
Admiral Franz von Hipper (1863-1932)
Admiral Hipper often lurked in the dangerous North Sea with his battlecruiser squadron, and met with some success during raids in the early stages of the war.
He came to prominence when his squadron opened the hostilities at the Battle of Jutland of 31st May 1916, where he succeeded in inflicting severe damage on Admiral Beatty's battlecruisers and, towards the close of the battle, saved Admiral Scheer's fleet by a remarkably bold charge towards Jellicoe's battleships.
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+++ Background to the Battle +++
Why did the most powerful naval forces in the world collide at Jutland?
+++ The Admirals +++
Profiles of the commanders of the British and German fleets.
+++ A Comparison of the Fleets +++
A comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet.
+++ The Battle Area +++
Map illustrating the battle area of the Battle of Jutland, showing the positions of the British Grand Fleet and German High Seas Fleet at 14.00 hours on 31st May 1916.
+++ The Battle Action at Jutland +++
An animated movie of the Battlecruiser and Main Fleet action as the world's most powerful naval forces unexpectedly collide at Jutland.
+++ Gains and Losses +++
Damage assessment of the British and German fleets following the Battle of Jutland.
+++ Short Term Consequences +++
Quotes relating to the short term consequences of the Battle of Jutland.
+++ Long Term Consequences +++
Quotes relating to the longer term consequences of the Battle of Jutland.
+++ Free eBook: Battle Fleet Action from HMS Neptune +++
Join the look-out in the fore-top of HMS Neptune as Admiral Beatty's battlecruisers lead the German High Seas Fleet into the massed guns of the battleships of the British Grand Fleet.
+++ NEW! The Ultimate Battle of Jutland Resource Pack +++
This unique package is crammed with exclusive diagrams, images and rare hard-to-find resources that would take you weeks to find - even if you knew where to look.
+++ Image Gallery +++
A gallery of photographs displaying the ships and admirals of the British and German fleets that took part in the Battle of Jutland.
+++ Site Map +++
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