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SMS Blucher SMS Blücher was Germanys last Armoured Cruiser.  She was laid down and completed after the first British Battlecruiser Invincible.  The British leaked false details of Invincible which they believed misled the German designers into designing a ship that was slower and less powerful than the British ship.  The Germans maintain that the design of Blücher was too advanced to alter the design to take into account the leaked details and so Blücher was a follow on to Scharnhorst, with Von der Tann the real reply to HMS Invincible.

British

First Battlecruiser Squadron
Lion (Vice-Admiral Beatty)
Princess Royal
Tiger

Second Battlecruiser Squadron
New Zealand (Rear-Admiral Moore)
Indomitable

First Light Cruiser Squadron
Southampton (Commodore Goodenough)
Birmingham
Nottingham
Lowestoft

Harwich Force

Arethusa (Commodore Tyrwhitt).

Attached Destroyers (soon to become the Tenth Destroyer Flotilla)
Meteor (Commander Meade)
Miranda
Milne
Mentor
Mastiff
Minos
Morris.

Third Destroyer Flotilla
Undaunted (Captain St. George)
Lookout
Lysander
Landrail
Laurel
Liberty
Laertes
Lucifer
Lawford
Lydia
Louis
Legion
Lark

First Destroyer Flotilla
Aurora (Captain Nicholson)
Acheron
Attack
Hydra
Ariel
Forester
Defender
Druid
Hornet
Tigress
Sandfly
Jackall
Goshawk
Phoenix
Lapwing

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German

I Scouting Group (Battlecruisers)
Seydlitz (Vice-Admiral Hipper)
Moltke
Derfflinger
Blücher

II Scouting Group (Light Cruisers)
Graudenz (Rear-Admiral Hebbingbaus)
Rostock
Kolberg
Stralsund

V Torpedo Boat Flotilla
G 12 (Commander v. dem Knesebeck)

9 Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla
V 1 (Lieutenant-Commander Hoffert)
V 4
V 5

10 Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla
G 1 (Commander Heinecke)
G 9
G 7
G 8
V 2

VIII Torpedo Boat Flotilla
S 178 (Commander Hundertmarck)

15 Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla
V 181 (Commander Weißenborn)
V 182
V 185

18 Torpedo Boat Half-Flotilla
V 30 (Lieutenant-Commander Tillessen)
V 33
S 34
S 29
S 35

Please Note:
Although forming the II Scouting Group, they did not act together but  were operating independently with the attached half flotillas as:
Graudenz + 9 Half Flotilla.
Stralsund + 10 Half Flotilla.
Kolberg + 15 Half Flotilla.
Rostock + 18  Half Flotilla.

I've never been able to find the order of battle for the German torpedo boats in English language literature so thanks to Peter Klein for supplying the above list from the German Official history.

HMS Tiger was an improved follow on to Queen Mary - the Q turret was moved, a heavier secondary armament, improved armour, and more speed.  She bore a close resemblance to the British designed Japanese Kongo class, which were laid down and completed before Tiger, although the design for Tiger was developed independently and only one aspect of her armour scheme was attributable to the Japanese ship. HMS Tiger

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