Battle of Jutland´s 91st anniversary

From the birth of the Dreadnought to the period immediately after the end of World War I.
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Battle of Jutland´s 91st anniversary

Post by Karl Heidenreich » Tue May 29, 2007 9:36 pm

Hey, guys! The day after tomorrow is May 31st. Does the name Indefatigable rings a bell?
Jellicoe?
Beatty?
Hipper?
Scheer?
Inmense amount of dreadnoughts firing to each other...?

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Post by marcelo_malara » Tue May 29, 2007 10:59 pm

Inmense amount of dreadnoughts firing to each other...?
The first and last time in history this happened

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Post by RF » Wed May 30, 2007 10:08 am

The centennial anniversary of this battle is now only nine years away and I would imagine that some sort of major ceremony will be held to mark the occassion, just as a couple of years ago we had the bicentennary of the Battle of Trafalgar, in which the French and Spanish navies took full part in the proceedings.
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Post by Gary » Wed May 30, 2007 5:15 pm

Hi all. :cool:

Yes, tomorrow is the biggest day in the calendar for Battleship fans.

The columns banging away at each other with heavy calibre guns.

Warspite
Derfflinger
Seydlitz
Von Der Tann.
Iron Duke
Konig

Such fine ships will never grace the oceans again.
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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Thu May 31, 2007 2:53 pm

Today´s is

DER TAG
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Post by Gary » Thu May 31, 2007 9:58 pm

Biggest day in the dreadnought calender
God created the world in 6 days.........and on the 7th day he built the Scharnhorst

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Post by _Derfflinger_ » Thu May 31, 2007 10:20 pm

Quite a bit of historic anniversaries in the final days of May for we naval fans!

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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:28 pm

And Midway is just a week away: another great date. The Pacific DER TAG... :wink:
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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:30 pm

Talking about Jutland I have a question to made.
It remains, for many, a great mistery why Scheer attacked the British battleline the second time (the first he was caught by surprise) which is quite interesting. His was a suicide move or he was hoping to break "Nelson Style" between the enemy dreadnoughts? Why he did something like that?

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Post by marcelo_malara » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:54 pm

Hi Karl:

From memory I think that he didn´t expect the British fleet still to be there, he believed that it had already moved to the South and that he could pass behind them.

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Post by Karl Heidenreich » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:09 pm

Marcelo,

well, that could be an explanation because Old Reinhard Scheer accomplished something incredible: to escape without a scratch from a crossing of his "T" and attempt again to get crossed for a second time.
Did Scheer wrote something about that, perhaps memories?

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Post by marcelo_malara » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:34 pm

Scheer to the Austrian Naval attache: "I had not definite object. I advanced because I thought I should help the Wiesbaden and because the situation was entirely obscure, since I received no wireless reports." (From Bennett´s The battle of Jutland).

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