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In The Current Issue of WARSHIPS Magazine

  • BATTLE OF JUTLAND 100 SPECIAL Pt1

    JUTLAND SPECIAL

    • LONG AWAITED CLASH OF BATTLE FLEETS - The epic story of WW1’s biggest sea fight.

    • THE OFFICER WHO COST BRITAIN? - How one man probably robbed the Grand Fleet of the crushing triumph Britons desired.

    • HMS CAROLINE AT JUTLAND - Remarkable eyewitness testimony by a British sailor who saw action in the famous cruiser.

    • BATTLE WITHOUT END - The controversy over who won, as examined in a new book by the grandson of the Grand Fleet’s commanding admiral.

    Photo Top: USNH&HC.

     

    And also…

    • TURKEY PLAYS IT STRAIT
    • UK WARSHIPS CUT
    • NATO ALLIES BOOST FLEETS TO FACE EASTERN THREAT
    • THE ODDS FAVOUR DETERRENT RENEWAL
    • KEEPING THE GLOBAL LIFEBLOOD FLOWING
    • DAWN OF THE ROBOT SUB HUNTER
    • UK SSNs TO MAKE ARCTIC RETURN
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Extract from Jutland 100 Special PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:07

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland WARSHIPS IFR Editor Iain Ballantyne tells the story of how events unfolded from the perspective of the British battle-cruisers and super-dreadnoughts.

 

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The Kaiser’s Navy described it as ‘Der Tag’ or The Day, which is what the British called it too. A long awaited reckoning. There had been so many damp squibs and hesitant clashes in the North Sea where the battle fleets nearly but not quite locked horns.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:23
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Between Europe & the Open Sea PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:05

Odin’s Eye

A century on from Jutland the UK faces a key decision.

 

BETWEEN EUROPE  SEA

If nothing else the Battle of Jutland a hundred years ago, is famous for one particular saying. Vice Admiral David Beatty lost two battle-cruisers from his advanced squadron and remarked: “There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.”

 

After the initial encounter Beatty turned north and led the Germans onto the Grand Fleet. Later on May 31, 1916 Admiral John Jellicoe brought his ships into battle but despite twice crossing the High Sea Fleet’s lines, cutting the Germans off from their base, and hitting them harder, they later won the propaganda war, claiming a tactical victory.

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Report by Iain Ballantyne PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:58

Editor WARSHIP IFR

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A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft makes a very low

altitude pass past the USS Donald Cook on April 12. Image: US Navy.

 

Two Russian naval strike jets made danger-close passes of an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic. Referred to by the US Navy as ‘several close interactions’, the incidents also involved a Helix helicopter adopting the Cold War tactic (used by both sides back then) of photographing a NATO vessel up close.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 10:35
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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 May 2016 09:28

Reports by Usman Ansari

  • AUSTRALIA REJECTS JAPANESE OPTION FOR FRENCH BOAT
  • RUSSIA DEPLOYING MORE CRUISE MISSILE SHIPS IN THE MED
  • CHINA COMMISSIONS NEW AMPHIB VESSEL
  • HISTORIC MISSILE TEST FOR CANADA
  • LITTORAL MISSION VESSEL PROGRESS
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THE FAMILIAR OLD PROBLEM OF BUILDING WARSHIPS FIT FOR FIGHTING PURPOSE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 19:16

James Galvin tries to penetrate the fog surrounding how the Royal Navy ends up with warships that have potentially fatal flaws, suggesting similarities with events a century ago. He also looks at the disconnection between what politicians think warships are for and their actual purpose.

FAMILIAR PROBLEM 1

 

“There is something wrong with our bloody ships today!” So said Admiral David Beatty at the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago after witnessing the loss of the battlecruisers HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable. They had been destroyed by German shells, with great loss of life. What is less well-known is that he went on to say to his Flag Captain, Ernle Chatfield (like Beatty a future First Sea Lord): “and our systems too.”

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