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World War 1 Naval Combat

World War 1 Naval Combat

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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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Following actions in World War 1 it was common for the British to release various despatches and statements, often via the First Lord in the House of Parliament.  Obviously as these were released during the war they contained elements of  propaganda, censorship and genuine ignorance of many facts.  Even so they are interesting accounts of some of the actions at sea.

Battle of Heligoland Bight

Despatch of Vice-Admiral Beatty
Despatch of Rear-Admiral Christian
Despatch of Commodore Tyrwhitt
Despatch of Commodore Keyes

Sinking of HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy

Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy torpedoed in the North Sea.
Report by Commander Bertram W L Nicholson RN, Late of HMS Cressy
Report By commander Reginald A Norton, RN, Late of HMS Hogue
Churchill's Minute Regarding The Cressys

Cruiser Squadron of Admiral Graf Spee

H.M.S. Good Hope & Monmouth Sunk
Vice-Admiral Sturdee's Glorious Revenge
The Emden Destroyed
Konigsberg Trapped

Battle of Dogger Bank

Despatch of Vice-Admiral Beatty as submitted to the Admiralty
Despatch of Vice-Admiral Beatty as published

Battle of Jutland

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe’s Despatch on the Battle of Jutland
Part 2 - The Battle Cruisers In The Van
Part 3 - Proceedings On 1st June
Admiral Beatty’s Despatch on the Battle of Jutland
Account of the Battle of Skaggerack (Jutland) by the German Admiralty

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