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Jutland, Battle of/Skagerrak
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Jutland, Battle of/Skagerrak

Sea battle fought in 1916 between British and German naval forces off the mouth of the Skagerrak, an arm of the North Sea between Jutland and Norway.

In the afternoon of May 31, 1916, about 100 nautical miles west-southwest of the Danish Jammerbugten, off the Skagerrak, the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe encountered the German High Seas Fleet under Admiral Reinhard Scheer. The 28 battleships, nine battlecruisers and eight older armored cruisers, 26 light cruisers, and 80 destroyers on the British si…

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Krüger, Friederike and Rahn, Werner, “Jutland, Battle of/Skagerrak”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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