The stricken SMS Blücher rolls over on to her side: Admiral Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (17 January 1871 – 11 March 1936), of Jutland fame, whilst a Vice Admiral.

The first naval engagement of any significance between the German and British fleets took place in January 1915 at Dogger Bank in the North Sea and should have resulted in much greater success for the British than actually achieved as Peter Hart explains.

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