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This is the complete
order of battle for the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Note: dates given are those of commissioning.
The Battle Fleet First Battle Squadron Marlborough (Flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Burney; Captain G. P. Ross; battleship; 1914; ten 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 25,000 tons) Iron Duke-class Revenge (Captain E. B. Kiddle; battleship; 1916; eight 15 inch (380 mm) guns, 25,750 tons) Revenge-class Hercules (Captain L. Clinton-Baker; battleship; 1911; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 20,000 tons) Colossus-class Agincourt (Captain H. M. Doughty; non-typical battleship; 1914; fourteen 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 27,500 tons) Colossus (Flagship of Rear Admiral E. F. A. Gaunt; Captain A. D. P. R. Pound; battleship; 1911; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 20,000 tons) Colossus-class Collingwood (Captain J. C. Ley; battleship; 1910; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 19,250 tons) St Vincent-class St Vincent (Captain W. W. Fisher; St Vincent-class battleship; 1910) Neptune (Captain V. H. G. Bernard; battleship; 1911; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 19,900 tons) Neptune-class Second Battle Squadron King George V (Flagship of Vice Admiral Sir Martyn Jerram; Captain F. L. Field; King George V-class battleship; 1913; ten 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 23,000 tons) Ajax (Captain G. H. Baird; King George V-class battleship; 1913) Centurion (Captain M. Culme-Seymour; King George V-class battleship) Erin (Captain the Honourable V. A. Stanley; non-typical battleship; 1914; ten 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 23,000 tons) Orion (Flagship of Rear Admiral A. C. Leveson; Captain O. Backhouse) Monarch (Captain G. H. Borrett; battleship; 1912; ten 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 22,500 tons) Orion-class Conqueror (Captain H. H. D. Tothill; Orion-class battleship) Thunderer (Captain J. A. Fergusson; Orion-class battleship) Fourth Battle Squadron Iron Duke (Fleet Flagship of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe; Captain F. C. Dreyer; battleship; 1914; ten 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 25,000 tons) Iron Duke-class Royal Oak (Captain C. Maclachlan; battleship; 1916; eight 15 inch (380 mm) guns, 25,750 tons) Revenge-class Superb (Flagship of Rear Admiral A. L. Duff; Captain E. Hyde-Parker; battleship; 1909; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 18,600 tons) Bellerophon-class Canada (Captain W. C. M. Nicholson; Iron Duke-class battleship; 1914) Benbow (Flagship of Vice Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee; Captain H. W. Parker; Iron Duke-class battleship; 1914) Bellerophon (Captain E. F. Bruen; Bellerophon-class battleship) Temeraire (Captain E. V. Underhill; Bellerophon-class battleship) Vanguard (Captain J. D. Dick; Bellerophon-class battleship) Third Battlecruiser Squadron (temporarily attached to Grand Fleet) Invincible (Flagship of Rear Admiral the Honourable H. L. A. Hood ; Captain A. L. Cay; battlecruiser; 1908; eight 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 17,250 tons) Invincible-class Inflexible (Captain E. H. F. Heaton-Ellis; Invincible-class battlecruiser) Indomitable (Captain F. W. Kennedy; Invincible-class battlecruiser) First Cruiser Squadron ( armoured cruisers) Defence (Flagship of Rear Admiral Sir Robert Arbuthnot; Captain S. V. Ellis; cruiser; 1908; four 9.2 inch (230 mm) guns + ten 7.5 inch (190 mm) guns, 14,600 tons) Minotaur-class Warrior (Captain V. B. Molteno; cruiser; 1907; six 9.2 inch (230 mm) guns + four 7.5 inch (190 mm) guns, 13,550 tons) Warrior-class Duke of Edinburgh (Captain H. Blackett; Duke of Edinburgh-class cruiser; 1905; six 9.2 inch (230 mm) guns + ten 6 inch (200 mm) guns, 13,550 tons) Black Prince (Captain T. P. Bonham; Duke of Edinburgh-class cruiser; 1905) Second Cruiser Squadron (armoured cruisers) Minotaur (Flagship of Rear Admiral H. L. Heath; Captain A. C. S. H. D'Eath; cruiser; 1908; four 9.2 inch (230 mm) guns + ten 7.5 inch (190 mm) guns, 14,600 tons) Minotaur-class Shannon (Captain J. S. Dumaresq; Minotaur-class cruiser; 1908) Hampshire (Captain H. J. Savill; cruiser; 1905; four 7.5 inch (190 mm) guns + six 6 inch (200 mm) guns, 10,850 tons) Devonshire-class Cochrane (Captain E. La T. Leatham; Warrior-class cruiser; 1907; six 9.2 inch (230 mm) guns + four 7.5 inch (190 mm) guns, 13,550 tons) Fourth Light Cruiser Squadron Calliope (Commodore C. E. Le Mesurier) Constance (Captain C. S. Townsend) Caroline (Captain H. R. Crooke) Royalist (Captain the Honourable H. Meade) Comus (Captain A. G. Hotham) Attached light cruisers mainly for repeating signals between units of Battle Fleet Active (Captain P. Withers) Bellona (Captain A. B. S. Dutton) Blanche (Captain J. M. Casement) Boadicea (Captain L. C. S. Woollcombe) Canterbury (Captain P. M. R. Royds) Chester (Captain R. N. Lawson) Fourth Destroyer Flotilla Tipperary (Captain C. J. Wintour) Acasta Achates Ambuscade Ardent Broke Christopher Contest Fortune Garland Hardy Midge Ophelia Owl Porpoise Shark Sparrowhawk Spitfire Unity Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla Castor (light cruiser) (Commodore J. R. P. Hawksley) Kempenfelt Magic Mandate Manners Marne Martial Michael Milbrook Minion Mons Moon Morning Star Mounsey Mystic Ossory Twelfth Destroyer Flotilla Faulknor (Captain A. J. B. Stirling) Maenad Marksman Marvel Mary Rose Menace Mindful Mischief Munster Narwhal Nessus Noble Nonsuch Obedient Onslaught Opal Miscellaneous ships Abdiel (Minelayer) Oak (Destroyer tender to the fleet flagship)
The Battlecruiser Fleet Flagship Lion (Flagship of Vice Admiral Sir David Beatty; Captain A. E. M. Chatfield; battlecruiser; 1912; eight 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 26,270 tons) Lion-class First Battlecruiser Squadron Princess Royal (Flagship of Rear Admiral O. de B. Brock; Captain W. H. Cowan; battlecruiser; 1912; eight 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 26,270 tons) Lion-class Queen Mary (Captain C. I. Prowse; Lion-class battlecruiser; 1913; eight 13.5 inch (343 mm) guns, 27,000 tons) Tiger (Captain H. B. Pelly; battlecruiser; 1914; 8 guns 343mm, 28,500 tons) Tiger-class Second Battlecruiser Squadron New Zealand (Flagship of Rear Admiral W. C. Pakenham; Captain J. F. E. Green; battlecruiser; 1911; eight 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 18,800 tons) Indefatigable-class Indefatigable (Captain C. F. Sowerby; Indefatigable-class battlecruiser) Fifth Battle Squadron (fast battleships — 23 knots (43 km/h) — temporarily attached to the battlecruiser fleet) Barham (Flagship of Rear Admiral H. Evan-Thomas; Captain A. W. Craig; class battleship; 1915; eight 15 inch (380 mm) guns, 27,500 tons) Queen Elizabeth Valiant (Captain M. Woollcombe; Queen Elizabeth class battleship) Warspite (Captain E. M. Philpotts; Queen Elizabeth class battleship) Malaya (Captain the Honourable A. D. E. H. Boyle; Queen Elizabeth class battleship) First Light Cruiser Squadron Galatea (Commodore E. S. Alexander-Sinclair) Phaeton (Captain J. E. Cameron) Inconstant (Captain B. S. Thesiger) Cordelia (Captain T. P. H. Beamish) Second Light Cruiser Squadron Southampton (Commodore W. E. Goodenough) Birmingham (Captain A. A. M. Duff) Nottingham (Captain C. B. Miller) Dublin (Captain A. C. Scott) Third Light Cruiser Squadron Falmouth (Flagship of Rear Admiral T. D. W. Napier; Captain J. D. Edwards) Yarmouth (Captain T. D. Pratt) Birkenhead (Captain E. Reeves) Gloucester (Captain W. F. Blount) First Destroyer Flotilla Fearless (light cruiser) (Captain C. D. Roper) Acheron Ariel Attack Badger Defender Goshawk Hydra Lapwing Lizard Ninth and Tenth Destroyer Flotillas (combined) Lydiard (Commander M. L. Goldsmith) Landrail Laurel Liberty Moorsom Morris Termagent Turbulent Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla Champion (light cruiser) (Captain J. U. Farie) Moresby Narborough Nerissa Nestor Nicator Nomad Obdurate Onslow Pelican Petard
The Battle Fleet First Battle Squadron (Fleet Flagship of Vice Admiral Friedrich der Grosse Reinhard Scheer; Captain T. Fuchs; battleship; 1912; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 24,330 tons) Kaiser-class (Flagship of Vice Admiral E. Schmidt; Captain von Natzmer; Ostfriesland Ostfriesland-class battleship; 1911; twelve 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 22,400 tons)) Thüringen (Captain H Küsel; Ostfriesland-class battleship) Helgoland (Captain von Kameke; Ostfriesland-class battleship) Oldenburg (Captain Höpfner; Ostfriesland-class battleship) Posen (Flagship of Rear Admiral Engelhardt; Captain Lange; Nassau-class battleship; 1910; twelve 11.1 inch (282 mm) guns, 18,570 tons) Rheinland (Captain Rohardt; Nassau-class battleship) Nassau (Captain H. Klappenbach; Nassau-class battleship) Westfalen (Captain Redlich; Nassau-class battleship) Second Battle Squadron Deutschland (Flagship of Rear Admiral Mauve; Captain H. Meurer; Deutschland-class battleship; 1906; four 11.1 inch (282 mm) guns, 14,200 tons) Pommern (Captain Bölken; Deutschland-class battleship; 1906) Hannover (Flagship of Rear Admiral F. von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels; Captain W. Heine; Deutschland-class battleship) Schlesien (Captain F. Behncke; Deutschland-class battleship) Schleswig-Holstein (Captain Barrentrapp; Deutschland-class battleship) Hessen (Captain R. Bartels; Braunschweig-class battleship; 1904; four 11.1 inch (282 mm) guns, 13,200 tons) Third Battle Squadron König (Flagship of Rear Admiral Paul Behncke; Captain Brüninghaus; König-class battleship; 1914; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 25,390 tons) Grosser Kurfürst (Captain E. Goette; König-class battleship) Kronprinz Wilhelm (Captain C. Feldt; König-class battleship) Markgraf (Captain Seiferling; König-class battleship) (Flagship of Rear Admiral Nordmann; Captain F. von Kayserlink; Kaiser Kaiser-class battleship; 1912; ten 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 24,330 tons) Kaiserin (Captain Sievers; Kaiser-class battleship) Prinz Regent Luitpold (Captain K. Heuser; Kaiser-class battleship) Fourth Scouting Group (Light Cruisers) Stettin (Broad pendant of Commodore von Reuter; Captain F. Regensburg) München (Captain O. Böcker) Hamburg (Commander von Gaudecker) Frauenlob (Captain G. Hoffmann) Stuttgart (Captain Hagedorn) Destroyers (classified as Torpedo boats) Rostock (Light cruiser) (Broad pendant of Commodore Michelson; Captain O. Feldmann) First Flotilla (half) – 4 boats under Commander C. Albrecht in G39: G40, G38, S32 Third Flotilla – 7 boats under Captain Hollmann in S53. Fifth Flotilla – 11 boats under Captain Heinecke in G11. Seventh Flotilla – 9 boats under Captain von Koch in S24.
The Battlecruiser Force First Scouting Group (Battlecruisers) Lützow (Flagship of Vice Admiral Franz von Hipper; Captain Harder) Derfflinger (Captain Hartog) Derfflinger class; 1914; eight 12 inch (300 mm) guns, 26,200 tons) (Captain M. von Egidy) Seydlitz Seydlitz class; 1913; ten 11.1 inch (282 mm) guns, 25,000 tons) Moltke (Captain von Karpf) Moltke class; 1912; ten 11.1 inch (282 mm) guns, 22,600 tons) Von der Tann (Captain Hans Zenker) Von der Tann class; 1911; eight 11.1 inch (282 mm) guns, 19,100 tons) Second Scouting Group (Light Cruisers) Frankfurt (Flagship of Rear Admiral Bödicker; Captain T. von Trotha) Wiesbaden (Captain Reiss) Pillau (Captain Mommsen) Elbing (Captain Madlung) Destroyers (classified as Torpedo boats) Regensburg (Light cruiser) (Broad pendant of Commodore Heinrich; Captain Heuberer) Second Flotilla – 10 boats under Captain Schuur in B98. Sixth Flotilla – 9 boats under Captain Schultz in G41. Ninth Flotilla – 11 boats under Captain Goehle in V28.
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World Affairs Board - Battle of Jutland: Could Germany win (1267 words)
Agreed, The majority of the ships involved in the Battle of Jutland were not designed to fire their forward guns at range dead ahead.
Partly because the Kaiser ordered to to risk his precious and expensive dreadnaught in a battle with the Royal Navy until there is parity in numbers.
The german fleet was relegated to using it battle cruisers to shell the English coast.
First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of Jutland, 1916 (630 words)
Thinking themselves involved in a chase that would end with the destruction of the British battle cruisers, they found themselves under bombardment from Jellicoe's battle fleet, which they had thought to be too far north to intervene.
Finally, in the last phase of the battle, in a night of intense fighting, the retreat of the German battleships was covered by their lighter ships, while Jellicoe lost time after turning to avoid a potential torpedo attack.
Despite that, the battle disappointed in Britain, where news of a new Trafalgar had been expected, and the hard fought draw at Jutland was not appreciated until much later, while the Kaiser claimed a German victory.
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