The Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutland Facts

  • Battle Name: Battle of Jutland
  • Battle Start Date: May 31st, 1916
  • Battle End Date: June 1st, 1916
  • Battle Belligerents: German Empire and the United Kingdom
  • Battle Winner: Debated / Unknown
  • Total Casualties: 9,000+

20 Battle of Jutland Facts for Kids

  1. The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle during World War 1.
  2. The Battle of Jutland was fought between the United Kingdom and the German Empire.
  3. The Battle of Jutland was fought in the North Sea of the Atlantic Ocean, near Denmark.
  4. The Battle of Jutland was fought between May 31st, 1916 and June 1st, 1916.
  5. The Battle of Jutland was fought in less than two days.
  6. The Battle of Jutland was fought because the German Empire wanted to lure out, trap and destroy a portion of Britain's Royal Navy Grand Fleet.
  7. Both the German Empire and the United Kingdom claimed they won the Battle of Jutland. However, the United Kingdom suffered greater losses, both in casualties and lost vessels.
  8. The Battle of Jutland resulted in a about 9,823 casualties.
  9. By the end of the Battle of Jutland the United Kingdom had 6,874 casualties, and the German Empire had 3,039.
  10. The United Kingdom started with the Battle of Jutland with 151 combat ships. They had 78 destroyers, 28 battleships, 26 light cruisers, 9 battlecruisers, 8 armored cruisers, 1 minelayer, and 1 seaplane carrier.
  11. By the end of the Battle of Jutland, the United Kingdom had lost 8 destroyers, 3 battlecruisers, and 3 armored cruisers.
  12. Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet sunk 113,300 tons of Britain's Royal Navy Grand Fleet.
  13. The German Empire started the Battle of Jutland with 99 combat ships. They had 61 torpedo-boats, 16 battleships, 11 light cruisers, 6 pre-dreadnoughts, and 5 battlecruisers.
  14. By the end of the Battle of Jutland, The German Empire had lost 5 torpedo-boats, 4 light cruisers, 1 pre-dreadnought, and 1 battlecruiser.
  15. Britain's Royal Navy Grand Fleet sunk 62,300 tons of the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet.
  16. The weight of broadside for British ships at the Battle of Jutland was 332,360 pounds.
  17. The weight of broadside for German ships at the Battle of Jutland was 132,216 pounds.
  18. A ship’s “weight of broadside” is the total amount of projectile weight that can be fired from a ships broadside.
  19. The Battle of Jutland was the only full-scale naval battle between battleships of World War 1.
  20. The Battle of Jutland and further naval action by the United Kingdom in 1916 forced the German Empire to except all their surface ships have been contained. The German Empire than turned its resources and efforts to unrestricted submarine warfare.

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