World War 1 Naval Combat

World War 1 Naval Combat

World War 1 Naval Combat

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Battle of Heligoland Bight

HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy

Loss of HMS Audacious

Cruiser Squadron of Admiral Graf Spee

Battle of Dogger Bank

Battle of Jutland

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Scapa Flow Scuttling

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Welcome to World War 1 Naval Combat.  This site is mainly about the history of surface warship warfare between the Imperial German Navy and the British Royal Navy (RN) during World War 1 and includes information on the Battle of Jutland, Battle of Dogger Bank,  Battle of Heligoland Bight, Battle of Coronel and the Battle of the Falklands, the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow, losses of battleships, battlecruisers, cruisers and destroyers and the war exploits of the cruisers Emden, Karlsruhe and Königsberg.  These navies receive the vast bulk of the content for two main reasons, firstly these two navies were the most powerful forces during World War one, and secondly I'm British (or should I say EUish?) and so the history of these navies are the most interesting to me.

The maps on this site are very crude and should be taken as a rough indication of what went on.  If there are any discrepancies between maps and text then the text will be the least inaccurate.  I'm no artist or cartographer so don't plan your holiday using them!  The pictures are thumbnails so for a larger version of each picture just click on the thumbnail picture.

There will be updates in the future, but when and about what I haven't decided yet.  Should you have any comments, questions, corrections (especially spelling mistakes), polite suggestions or related information please feel free to contact me on the link at the bottom of the blue links on the left.

I do attempt to reply to all questions, even if it's just to say I can not help.  I do occasionally get mail from people whose email address does not work when I attempt to reply, so if you have mailed me and received nothing back this is probably the reason.

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