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Jutland: The Centenary

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Today marks the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, the only major fleet engagement of World War I and the biggest battleship action of all time. To commemorate the anniversary we will be focussing on Jutland throughout the day, starting with a look at the British Admirals...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Battle of the River Plate

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On 13 December 1939 three British cruisers engaged Admiral Graff Spee in the first naval battle of the Second World War. The German Panzerschiff had been commerce raiding since the war began, and the Royal Navy had sent a number of hunting groups out to track it down. Eventually HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles found it close to the South American coast...Continue Reading
On the night of 13 October 1939 a German U-boat managed to enter Scapa Flow, an important anchorage for the Royal Navy. The following attack would be remembered as arguably the greatest submarine raid in history...Continue Reading

5 ships that scoured the Seven Seas

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Hoist the main sail! Raise the mizenmast! Fire a shot across her starboard bow! OK, so I don’t know much about ships. Luckily I’m not the one writing the books, and our authors know a lot. For this week’s list we are looking at 5 ships that sailed the Seven Seas in the 16th and 17th century, with the accompanying text coming straight from the experts!Continue Reading

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