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'Last Shipwreck' from WWI's Battle of Jutland Found Near Norway

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posted on Sep, 22 2016 @ 05:31 AM
Living in Denmark The battle of Jutland (Jylland ) has been part of my history lesson and always been of big interest.

So reading this article i would like to share one of the biggest sea battles fought, Involving some 250 ships and 100,000 men and where fourteen British and eleven German ships were sunk, British losses amounted to 6,784 men and 111,000 tons, and German losses to 3,058 men and 62,000 tons..


The wreck of the British warship HMS Warrior — the "last shipwreck" from the Battle of Jutland during World War I — has been discovered near Norway. The marine exploration team that found the shipwreck also recently located the wreck of a World War II-era British submarine in the same region.

The history.


The Battle of Jutland (German: Skagerrakschlacht, the Battle of Skagerrak) was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer during the First World War.

The battle was fought from 31 May to 1 June 1916 in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula.

It was the largest naval battle in that war and the only full-scale clash of battleships. Jutland was the third fleet action between steel battleships, following the smaller but more decisive battles of the Yellow Sea (1904) and Tsushima (1905) during the Russo-Japanese War. Jutland was the last major battle fought primarily by battleships in world history.

Germany's High Seas Fleet's intention was to lure out, trap and destroy a portion of the Grand Fleet, as the German naval force was insufficient to openly engage the entire British fleet.

This formed part of a larger strategy to break the British blockade of Germany and to allow German naval vessels access to the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, Great Britain's Royal Navy pursued a strategy to engage and destroy the High Seas Fleet, thereby keeping the German force contained and away from Britain and her shipping lanes.

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posted on Sep, 22 2016 @ 06:02 AM
Nice post.
When I went to Hawaii, I did the tour of the MIghty Mo, (battleship USS Missouri). After seeing it in so many different kinds of footage from different documentaries, it was almost a bit surreal to be on it. You could almost feel the ghost of the sailors. Standing were the surrender was signed was really quite moving.

Don't know if they still do it, but at the time if you bought a flag they would raise it up the mast, then sign and date it.

One of my customers from the bar had told me many stories over many beers of his time when he was an assistant to one of the higher ranking officers. His tour was on the Mighty Mo. His birthday was also on the 4th of July. Since it was the year of 2000, I gave him the flag for his birthday. The poor man had tears in his eyes he was so touched to receive that flag.

One of my better moments in life....
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posted on Sep, 22 2016 @ 06:13 AM

German: Skagerrakschlacht

German is such a lovely language, isn't it?

This battle should be made into a movie.

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