Jutland, or a Second ‘Glorious First of June’

By Colin Lyle, published May 1996


Since May 31, 1916 few naval battles have been as controversial as Jutland. Who was to blame for the Grand Fleet’s performance: Jellicoe, Beatty, the weather, the ammunition, the time of day/night has been a matter of debate ever since. This article debates several scenarios and asks “What if?” If Jellicoe was hoping to repeat the Glorious First of June’ he missed his chance.

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Iron Duke at Windy Corner Credit NMM: PAF2238

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Filed under: WW1 | North Sea | Jutland
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Navies | Ship Handling & Seamanship