Presentation on theme: "Battle of Jutland January 1916"— Presentation transcript:
1Battle of Jutland January 1916 War At SeaBattle of JutlandJanuary 1916
2The Two Naval Powers The British Grand Fleet The German High Seas Fleet gets a new commander (Admiral Scheer)No major sea battles before 1916.
3German PlanScheer’s plan was to send a small number of ships into the North Sea to act as bait.The rest of the German navy would follow 80 km behind. (Trap)
4Insider info…. The German Plan was going to fail before it started. The British had the German radio code book. (1914)The British picked up the radio code and was onto the German plan.
5British Are ReadyAdmiral Beatty took a small group of boats out to meet (German admiral) Hipper.Hipper (German) sank 2 British boats, then followed the rest of the ships.The rest of the Grand Fleet was headed straight at him.
7May 31st 1916The two great Fleets ran into each other off the coast of Jutland.A massive battle took place, explosive shells ripped thick amour plating as if it was tin.That night the German Fleet turned for home and so did the British.
8Who Won???? The British lost 6077 men, 14 ships. The Germans lost 2551 men, 11 ships.Germans Fled 1st and stayed home for the rest of the war.
9War Under the SeaGerman Submarines called U-Boats started a battle with Allied ships.The Germans announced the seas around England was a “war zone” in which they would sink ANY boat without warning.
10Famous SinkingMay 7th 1915 the British liner Lusitania. The liner was sailing from New York to Liverpool.The Germans gave public warning that the liner would be sunk as it was carrying arms to Britain.
14U-BoatsBy the end of 1916 U-Boats had sunk 2.4 million tones of merchant shipping.The British did everything they could to stop the U- Boats.They used mines, anchored to the sea-bed so they would float under the waves.The Germans tried to clear the mine fields with minesweepers.A stalemate at sea is developing.