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RMS Aquitania’s maiden voyage

30 May 1914

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The Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916

The Battle of Jutland was fought between the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet and the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet, from 31 May to 1 June 1916, in the North Sea near Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula.

Over 36 hours, one brutal day and night in 1916, around 100,000 British and German sailors in 250 warships fought for control of the North Sea. By the end, 25 ships had been sunk and more than 8,500 men had lost their lives.

 

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“I wish someone would tell me who is firing and what they are firing at!”

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, on the bridge of HMS Iron Duke at the Battle of Jutland

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