Battle of Jutland
Part of World War I
Date May 31, 1916 – June 1, 1916
Location North Sea, near Denmark
Result Tactically inconclusive; British dominance of the North Sea maintained
BritainUnited Kingdom
Dominion CanadaCanada
Germany 1870Germany
Commanders and leaders
RoyalNavySir John Jellicoe
RoyalNavySir David Beatty
GermanNavyReinhard Scheer
GermanNavyFranz von Hipper
28 battleships
9 battlecruisers
8 armored cruisers
26 light cruisers
78 destroyers
1 minelayer
1 seaplane carrier
16 battleships
5 battlecruisers
6 pre-dreadnoughts
11 light cruisers
61 torpedo boats
Casualties and losses
6,094 killed
510 wounded
177 captured

3 battlecruisers
3 armoured cruisers
8 destroyers
(113,300 tons sunk)
2,551 killed
507 wounded

1 pre-dreadnought
1 battlecruiser
4 light cruisers
5 torpedo-boats
The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I, and the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war. It was the third major fleet action between steel battleships, following the battles of the Yellow Sea and Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War.

It was fought on 31 May – 1 June 1916, in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark. The German fleet's intention was to lure out, trap and destroy a portion of the Grand Fleet, as the German numbers were insufficient to engage the entire British fleet at one time. The resulting battle was tactically inconclusive; although the Germans could claim a victory by losing fewer ships than the British, British dominance of the North Sea was still maintained.

Battle of Jutland in Southern VictoryEdit

The Battle of Jutland had been fought just a month prior to the Battle of the Three Navies. After the battle, headlines around the United States, proclaimed it to be a US victory, Sylvia Enos thought back to the Jutland victory, comparing it to that of the Three Navies. She realized that despite Germany's claims that it had "crushed" the British Fleet, Jutland hadn't resulted in the US and German navies linking up like they had originally planned.[1]

Battle of Jutland in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Just prior to the sinking of the Boise, Pete McGill reflected on the use of naval aircraft in the war realizing that there would be no super-Battle of Jutland as the U.S. Navy leadership had anticipated.[2]


  1. Walk in Hell, pg. 322, PB
  2. Coup d'Etat, pg. 411.
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