"the Battle of Jutland"

The Battle of Jutland, which took place over two days in 1916, was one of the very few naval battles of the First World War.

It took place in the North Sea off the coast of the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark between battleships of the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet and those of the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet.

The picture below shows the British battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary on fire following an explosion; 1,266 crew members were killed in the incident, and only 20 were rescued.

 

HMS Queen Mary on fire at the Battle of Jutland, May 31st 1916
Public DomainHMS Queen Mary on fire at the Battle of Jutland, May 31st 1916 - Credit: unknown

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