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Sailors aboard an Austrian battleship wearing their protective suits and gas masks during the Great War, July 1916.

Sailors aboard an Austrian battleship wearing their protective suits and gas masks during the Great War, July 1916.

Sailors point to a shell-hole in the side of HMS CHESTER after the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.

Sailors point to a shell-hole in the side of HMS CHESTER after the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916.

The Battle of Jutland - 31st of May 1916. Damage to the deck of HMS CHESTER sustained during the battle of Jutland. Several sailors can be seen on deck including one bending down to inspect the hole. Boy (1st Class) Jack Travers Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining at the forward gun on board the cruiser. The ship was badly shelled by four German cruisers and Cornwell's position was hit four times, killing all the crew apart from Cornwell.

The Battle of Jutland - 31st of May 1916. Damage to the deck of HMS CHESTER sustained during the battle of Jutland. Several sailors can be seen on deck including one bending down to inspect the hole. Boy (1st Class) Jack Travers Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining at the forward gun on board the cruiser. The ship was badly shelled by four German cruisers and Cornwell's position was hit four times, killing all the crew apart from Cornwell.

British Battleship HMS Ajax. Ajax fought at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 in Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Jerram’s 2nd Battle Squadron

British Battleship HMS Ajax. Ajax fought at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 in Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Jerram’s 2nd Battle Squadron

Battle of Jutland 1916. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe heads to the bridge of his flagship, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke -©IWM. Jellicoe was son of a merchant ship captain, and lived most of his life with a bullet lodged in his lung from a combat duty in China. He helped to design the first dreadnought. From Scapa Flow, Jellicoe's Grand Fleet could intercept the German fleet if it tried to cut off Britain's trade routes. If Jellicoe lost, Great Britain faced starvation and invasion.

Battle of Jutland 1916. Admiral Sir John Jellicoe heads to the bridge of his flagship, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke -©IWM. Jellicoe was son of a merchant ship captain, and lived most of his life with a bullet lodged in his lung from a combat duty in China. He helped to design the first dreadnought. From Scapa Flow, Jellicoe's Grand Fleet could intercept the German fleet if it tried to cut off Britain's trade routes. If Jellicoe lost, Great Britain faced starvation and invasion.

12 in HMS Inflexible - one of the initial Invincible class British battlecruisers.  Her war service included victory at the Falkland Islands in 1914 (picture nearby); serious damage during the Dardanelles campaign in 1915 and Jutland in 1916 (where Invincible, her compatriot in the Falklands, was sunk).

12 in HMS Inflexible - one of the initial Invincible class British battlecruisers. Her war service included victory at the Falkland Islands in 1914 (picture nearby); serious damage during the Dardanelles campaign in 1915 and Jutland in 1916 (where Invincible, her compatriot in the Falklands, was sunk).

British Battle Cruiser HMS Tiger. Tiger fought in 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916

British Battle Cruiser HMS Tiger. Tiger fought in 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916

HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War. She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. Her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds she would not be ready in a timely manner. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart her construction as a battlecruiser that could be built and enter service quickly. The Director of Naval…

HMS Renown was the lead ship of her class of battlecruisers of the Royal Navy built during the First World War. She was originally laid down as an improved version of the Revenge-class battleships. Her construction was suspended on the outbreak of war on the grounds she would not be ready in a timely manner. Admiral Lord Fisher, upon becoming First Sea Lord, gained approval to restart her construction as a battlecruiser that could be built and enter service quickly. The Director of Naval…

The German submarine U-155 on display in St. Katherine docks, London, England, December 1918. The SM U-155 (formerly merchant submarine “Deutschland”) was a Type U-151 U-Kreuzer of the Kaiserliche Marine during World War I. Built at Flensburger Schiffbau, she was launched on 28 March 1916 as merchant submarine “Deutschland” Deutschland was a blockade-breaking German merchant submarine used during World War I. It was developed with private funds and operated by the North German Lloyd Line.

The German submarine U-155 on display in St. Katherine docks, London, England, December 1918. The SM U-155 (formerly merchant submarine “Deutschland”) was a Type U-151 U-Kreuzer of the Kaiserliche Marine during World War I. Built at Flensburger Schiffbau, she was launched on 28 March 1916 as merchant submarine “Deutschland” Deutschland was a blockade-breaking German merchant submarine used during World War I. It was developed with private funds and operated by the North German Lloyd Line.

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