Battles - The War at Sea
This section contains details of the major actions fought at sea during the First World War and includes the greatest naval action of the war, at Jutland in 1916 - an inconclusive battle that continues to generate debate today (Germany won the tactical victory but the British claimed the more-important strategical success).
Also included are details of other significant encounters such as those at the Falkland Islands and at Dogger Bank.
Additional entries will be added periodically.
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|Battle of Heligoland Bight||Opened 28 August 1914|
|Battle of Coronel||Opened 1 November 1914|
|Battle of the Falkland Islands||Opened 8 December 1914|
|Raid on Scarborough and Hartlepool||Opened 16 December 1914|
|Battle of Dogger Bank||Opened 24 January 1915|
|Battle of Jutland||Opened 31 May 1916|
|Battle of Otranto Straits||Opened 14 May 1917|
|Raid on Zeebrugge||Opened 23 April 1918|
'minnie' was a term used to describe the German trench mortar minnenwerfer (another such term was Moaning Minnie).
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